Enumeration begins for next Alta. election

Alberta will have a provincial election in spring 2019, with the date yet to be announced, and voter enumeration is now underway.

For the next two weeks Albertans can register to vote by giving information to Elections Canada, and after that door-to-door visits will begin on Sept. 8, the government announced.

“Information is being collected on all electors, who are residents of Alberta that are 18 years of age or older and Canadian citizens, to ensure that they are on the list of electors that will be used for the 2019 Provincial General Election,” the news release said.

“When the election is called, Albertans who are on the list of electors will be mailed personalized information about when and where to vote, and will receive faster service at the polls.”

Those wishing to register now can contact the Elections Alberta online or by using the call centre at 877-422-VOTE (8683.) Some form of identification, such as a driver’s licence, will be needed to complete the process.

During the door-to-door phase, more than 7,000 people will be working to collect information from households that have not already registered.

Alberta’s chief electoral officer is Glen Resler.

“Even if you have voted previously, we need to verify that the information that we have is still current,” said Resler.

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