Connect with Your Community: Vote and Be Heard

Municipal elections are taking place in Alberta this year on Monday, Oct. 18. Voting in the election is a great way to get involved in your community and to let your voice be heard!

To vote, you must be at least 18 years old, a Canadian citizen and a resident of Edmonton (with proof of name and address). You’ll have the choice to elect one name for Mayor, one City Councillor (for your ward) and one Edmonton Catholic School or Public School Trustee.

If you're not sure who the candidates are in your ward, learn more about them and check out their campaign website for more details on their platforms. 

To learn more about municipal politics and how you can help out a candidate, check Parity YEG. Don’t know who to vote for? Take the Edmonton Taproot survey to see which candidates best align with you.

If you want to help out on the day of the election, you can help plan and execute the 2021 Edmonton Election

Beyond the election, there are other ways to get involved in your community and city! The City of Edmonton recruits citizens for various boards and committees all the time. You can find more information about various agencies, boards, committees and commissions.

And last but not least, talk to your neighbours, both houseless and housed, and seek out local nonprofit agencies in your community who may be looking for volunteers or donations. It’s a wonderful way to get connected with your neighbourhood.

Curious how to show your love for EPL during this election? Stop by your local branch or visit our election page for ways to advocate for the Library as EPL is the heart of our city. 

Still have questions? You can find more titles in our collection, or chat with our knowledgeable staff to find more on the topic!

Get engaged!

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