Colourful jelly beans could determine the way Edmontonians cast their ballots in future municipal elections.

Later this month, Edmontonians can choose their favourite jelly bean colour in a mock online election the city is holding to test a new voting system.

"It isn't affiliated with any political environment, there are no names attached to it and it's something we can ask people to participate in," said Laura Kennedy, director of elections with the City of Edmonton.

The mock election will be held between Oct. 22 and Nov. 2. 

Registration starts Oct. 8th, a process which requires prospective voters to upload identification.

City officials will examine whether the system offers enough privacy, security and usability.