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The polls are now open on Election Day

Electors can vote for one of five candidates in the by-election

Election day has finally arrived for the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake riding.

Polls opened this morning at Fox Run School at 9 a.m. and will remain open until 8 p.m. this evening.

To vote in the by-election the elector must be at least 18-years-old as of the Election Day, July 12, be a Canadian citizen and a resident of Alberta from the riding.

Voters can be added to the List of Electors, one can register at the polls. New voters will be asked to provide “authorized identification” at the polling station. This will include your name and residential address within the division.

A list of authorized identifications is listed on

Once the polls close at 8 p.m. on July 12, an unofficial count will occur and will be hand counted by election officers.

Election results will be available online, after the polling stations close.

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake had advance polls the week prior to Election Day. It is estimated that 2,845 people voted during the advanced polls.

Residents in the riding have five candidates to choose from: Nicole Mooney, NDP; Devin Dresden, UCP; Abigail Douglass, Alberta Party; Nick Jansen, Liberal Party; and David Inscho, Independent.