Senate / Referendum

The Order in Council and Writ of Election for the 2021 Alberta Senate Election was issued on June 23, 2021, to hold an election to select 3 Senate nominees who may be summoned to the Senate of Canada, to fill a vacancy or vacancies relating to Alberta. The Senate Election will take place on October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections.

All local jurisdictions holding elections on October 18, 2021 will facilitate the vote by also issuing the senate election ballot to electors. In addition to election day voting, local jurisdictions may also offer advance voting, institutional voting, and special ballot voting. At each voting opportunity, the senate election ballot will be provided to electors to vote in this election.

As not all communities hold elections on October 18, 2021, Elections Alberta and Alberta Municipal Affairs are working with First Nation communities, Métis Settlements, Lloydminster, Summer Villages, Improvement Districts, and Special Areas to provide voting opportunities for electors residing in these communities.

It is still anticipated that a Referendum Vote will also be held on October 18, 2021. A Referendum will commence with the issuance of an Order of the Lieutenant Governor in Council. The latest date that the order may be issued for a Referendum Vote to take place with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections is September 7, 2021. More information will be available on the Referendum once the Order is issued.

Additional information is currently available for:

Electors Prospective Senate Nominees / Candidates Municipalities, First Nations, and Métis Settlements Key Dates