Alberta Municipal Elections 2021
October 4 UPDATE: The City of Edmonton has made available information on accessible voting options.
As Alberta heads into a municipal election on October 18, 2021, it is important that the voices of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families be heard.
With that in mind, we encourage you to meet with your local mayoral, council and school trustee candidates to find out where they stand on issues important to you. Below are links to some possible questions you could consider asking candidates, in addition to any others of importance to you. You can ask these questions in person (e.g., at candidate forums, when knocking on your door, at events they might be holding, etc.), however as in-person opportunities can be limited and particularly so during the pandemic, it is highly recommended that you also email each candidate asking for their written response to all the questions. We encourage you to share the responses with your networks and possibly through social media; even a candidate’s non-response is worth noting.
Our suggested list of disability-related questions to consider when speaking with or emailing candidates: