Edmonton Votes 2017

With Edmonton's 2017 municipal election on Oct. 16 fast approaching, CBC Edmonton is launching Edmonton Votes 2017.

Keep up-to-date with all things Edmonton election ahead of Oct. 16

With Edmonton's 2017 municipal election coming up on Oct. 16, CBC Edmonton has launched Edmonton Votes 2017. CBC Edmonton will be posting stories concerning the election, including ward and candidate profiles and information to help keep you informed.

Wondering about what stories, information and candidates are relevant to you? Find a story for each of the 12 wards here.

Incumbent Andrew Knack faces off against three other candidates in Ward 1, situated in west Edmonton.

Transit is a key election issue in Ward 2, which has the ever-contentious Metro Line LRT system running through it.

The culturally-diverse candidates of Ward 3 will focus on safe streets — the Castle Downs area is where a suspected hate incident occurred earlier this year.

Ward 4 has a long list of candidates vying for outgoing councillor Ed Gibbons's spot. Key election issues include the growth in the city's northeast and transit cuts.

Infill is an issue in Ward 5, where some residents say current policies were not "thought all the way through."

Candidates in Ward 6 in the city's downtown will debate solutions to addiction and homelessness issues. 

With the future of the coliseum up in the air, six Ward 7 candidates will be facing off over what should happen with the site.

Ward 8 is home to Accidental Beach — and the issues that come with it. The ward is also home to the University of Alberta.

Ward 9 in the city's southwest has seen huge growth in recent years which has created transportation and infrastructure bottlenecks.

Infill homes is also an issue for constituents in Ward 10 where every candidate has identified infill as a major concern.

The Valley Line LRT is the most contentious issue in Ward 11. Construction is expected to cause major traffic delays over the next few years, presenting a major challenge to winning councillor.

After last year's byelection, four candidates are challenging Moe Banga in Ward 12.

Here is the official list of all 131 candidates running for city council and the public and Catholic school boards.

Political scientist John Brennan asks whether anybody can challenge incumbent Don Iveson in the mayoralty race. He wonders whether Don Koziak is up to the task. 

And be sure to check out the events page to stay posted with CBC Edmonton's election event at the Garneau Theatre on Oct. 16.

Follow CBC Edmonton over the next month for coverage on a wide range of topics concerning Edmontonians ahead of Oct. 16.

And speaking of election day, find your voting station here.