Voting Information

Election Day: November 26th.


Why is there a by-election in Calgary Centre?

The previous MP for this riding, Lee Richardson (Conservative), resigned his post in May 2012. Subsequent to his resignation, the Prime Minister was required to call a byelection to fill his seat within six months. On October 21, Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the byelection for November 26.

Who can vote in this by-election?

To vote in the Calgary Centre byelection, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be at least 18 years old on election day;
  • be a resident of Calgary Centre* from October 24 to November 26, 2012;
  • prove your identity and address; and
  • be a registered voter**.

*Not sure if you live in Calgary Centre? Check out Election Canada’s map of the electoral district.
**Not sure if you’re a registered voter? Visit the Online Elector Registration Service. Even if you’re not registered in advance of the byelection, though, you can register at the poll when you go to vote, provided that you have the acceptable types of identification.

How do I vote in this by-election?

If you’re eligible to vote, as per the criteria above, there are several ways to vote:

  • on election day (November 26, 2012) at your polling place, from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm;
  • on advance voting days (November 16, 17 or 19) at your advance polling place, from noon to 8:00 pm;
  • by special ballot at your local Elections Canada office, if you register for a special ballot by 6 pm on November 20; or
  • by mail, if you register for a special ballot by 6 pm on November 20.

Can I schedule a ride?

Absolutely. Please call us at (403) 294-9121 and we’ll assist you in getting to your polling station.

Where can I find more information?

Elections Canada is an excellent resource for election-related info.

I have more questions!

Please email us or call our office at (403) 294-9121 and we’ll be happy to provide you with the information you need.


The Calgary Centre riding sits in the middle of Sarcee Trail to the west, Bow Trail and the Bow River to the north, the CP Rail tracks to the East and Glenmore Trail to the south.

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

Chris Turner

For more information please contact us or visit Elections Canada.

Thank you Artsvote Calgary for the research and information.