Calgary Transit bus to become mobile voting station

Calgary Transit is joining the effort to get Calgarians out to vote in this month’s municipal election during the advanced vote starting Oct. 9.

Bus will be parked at LRT stations to increase convenience during advanced voting period

A special city bus will be visiting Calgary C-Train stations, giving voters a chance to hit the polls in advance of the election. Returning officer Barb Clifford explains the concept. 0:50

Calgary Transit is joining the effort to get Calgarians out to vote in this month’s municipal election.

Under the pilot project, a modified city bus will be used as a mobile station during the advanced voting period from Oct. 9-13 and Oct. 15-16.

The bus holds three voting booths and will be parked at selected C-Train stops around the city.

Returning officer Barb Clifford said she hopes the bus will encourage more people to vote.

“We're hoping to be able to get those people who do not have cars, [who] do not drive, to be able to take advantage of the advance vote,” she said. “And also people who have, over time, always said ... our voting stations don't open early enough.”

The vote bus will operate on weekdays during peak hours — 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Eligible electors can vote on the bus with authorized identification, which includes ID that states their name and address.

Vote bus locations

Oct. 9

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

69th Street Station

Brentwood Station

Oct. 10

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Somerset/Bridlewood Station

Saddletowne Station

Oct. 11

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Marlborough Station

Chinook Station

Oct. 15

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Crowfoot Station

Heritage Station

Oct. 16

6:30 to 9:30 a.m.

3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

McKnight/Westwinds Station

Westbrook Station

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