October 18, 2021 is Election Day.
oting on Election Day will take place from 10am to 8pm at Oilfields High School (gymnasium), located at 511 - 3 Street SW.
Classes are in session on Election Day. Please do not use the main school entrance. Masks are required in all public places during the current COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Cleaning and sanitizing will be undertaken regularly throughout the day.
- Please remember that the school is located in a Playground Zone, and that playground zones are in effect in Black Diamond between 7:30am and 9:00pm daily. The speed limit is 30km/hr.
- There will be some parking available on the south side of the school, and at the Oilfields Regional Arena.
Please enter directly into the gym, using the east gym door
Ballots Available at the 2021 Municipal Election
This year's election has ballots for your Black Diamond Council candidates for both Mayor and Council.
The Foothills School Division (Ward 1) Trustee has been acclaimed, so no ballot will be available.
*NEW* this election will be two (2) provincial ballots for Senate and Referendum questions.
Voter Identification is required prior to voting, to prove both your identity and your place of residence. A list of acceptable forms of identification is available to assist you in coming to the voting station prepared.
It is understood that we use post office boxes as our main source of addressing in Black Diamond. Your driver's license will most likely show your mailing address, and that is acceptable, if it shows a Black Diamond box number. If your driver's license shows a mailing address in another town, it will verify your identity, but you will be asked to provide one of the other forms of identification that more clearly proves your residence in Black Diamond.
I've never voted before..... what do I need to do?
- When you enter the voting station, have your identification ready. The election staff will verify your identification and give you a Form 13 Elector Register, which is your Statement that you are an eligible voter, to fill out and sign. Then you will be given your ballot(s), initialed by the election workers, and directed to a voting compartment.
- In the privacy of that area (you must go there alone, you cannot take someone to assist you, unless you require physical assistance to complete the voting process....there is a slightly different process to accomplish that) you will then mark your ballot to indicate the candidate(s) of your choice.
- Be sure to fold your ballots back the way they were presented to you - this is to preserve the confidentiality of your vote, while still allowing the election worker to verify the initials on the ballot.
- Return your folded ballot to the election worker who provided it to you. They need to verify the initials and then you will place your ballot in the ballot box.
UNOFFICIAL election results will be posted to the Town's website following the completion of the ballot count on election day, and released to the media at the same time. This can be quite late, as ballots in Black Diamond are hand-counted. If ballot counts go smoothly, results are often published between 11:00 pm and 1:00 am.
- Election results are not final until 12:00 Noon on Friday October 22, 2021.
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