Scrutineers represent candidates at the voting station, to ensure fairness and transparency; and, to observe election procedures and the counting of ballots.

Scrutineers must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over on election day
  • Be appointed by the candidate – in writing and signed through a completed Scrutineer Appointment Form.
  • Sign a Statement of Scrutineer (Form 16RSE) at each voting station observed
  • Not have been convicted of an offense under the Local Authorities Election Act, the Alberta Elections Act or the Canada Elections Act within the past 10 years

Candidates may appoint a scrutineer to more than one voting station as the candidate’s representative. Only ONE candidate’s representative (official agent, scrutineer or the candidate themself) may be at the voting station at any given time.

Before beginning observing at the voting station, the scrutineer must present the Scrutineer Appointment Form to the Voting Station Supervisor (PDRO) and sign a Statement of Scrutineer (Form 16RSE).

Scrutineers may leave and return to a voting station multiple times a day and do not need to sign multiple Statement of Scrutineer if it has already been signed and retained by the PDRO.

Candidates may change scrutineers throughout the day at each voting station.

More information can be found in the Scrutineer Information Sheet.


Election Night

On election night, Monday, October 18, unofficial results from the City of Airdrie municipal election will be posted at Results will be updated and timestamped as information from polling stations becomes available. 

Scrutineers will be permitted for the count at City Hall. The name of a Scrutineer who will attend on behalf a candidate must be submitted to the Airdrie Elections team in advance. On election night, the main doors will be closed to the public and only presubmitted names will be granted access into City Hall.


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