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*BREAKING NEWS* Writs issued for the 29th Provincial General Election

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Sunny South News

According to a recent media release, Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Glen Resler confirms Writs were issued today (Apr. 7) to administer elections across Alberta.

“Returning Officers and Election Clerks have been appointed and trained along with their office teams and are ready to manage and conduct voting in the 87 electoral divisions identified,” said Resler, in the media release. Polling Day is on May 5.

Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since Nov. 4, 2014 and are at least 18 years of age or older on Polling Day are eligible to vote.

To be added to the List of Electors, an elector with a driver’s licence or Alberta ID card, may register on-line using Voterlink on the website http://www.elections.ab.ca until Apr. 21.To register at an Advance Poll or on Polling Day you must provide authorized identification containing your name and residential address in the electoral division. A list of authorized identification is on the website: click on “Voters” and then click on “ID required to vote.”

Election Timelines:

* 87 Returning Officer offices open Apr. 7 across Alberta — check Elections Alberta’s website for contact information
* Electors have 28 days to vote by Special Ballot beginning Apr. 7.
* Candidate nominations begin Apr. 7 and end at 2 p.m. on Apr. 17.
* Advance Polls run Apr. 29to May 2 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about the Provincial General Election visit http://www.election.ab.ca, call toll free at 1-877-422-8683 during normal office hours, join on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

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