Election 2017

On October 16 Calgarians will cast their votes to elect their Mayor, Councillors and School Board Trustees. By casting your vote you’re choosing who you want to represent you and make the important decisions that shape our city’s services, from transit, parks, and schools to your public library system.

To support you in casting an informed vote we’ve compiled some key resources and invited all candidates to respond to a few questions about the Library, books, and reading to help you get to know the candidates better.

Arm yourself with the information you need to make an informed choice that will help create a strong, vibrant Calgary.

Candidate Q & A

Get to know the candidates by reading their responses to our Q & A: 


You can also find profiles for the Mayoral, Councillor and School Board Candidates on the Elections Calgary website.

Important Information for Voters

Read Up!

How do we create a great city? These books will inspire discussion and debate on our way to the polls.

Cast Your Vote

Which election issue matters most to you? Cast your vote on our homepage.

Election Forums 

Are you hosting a forum or know of an upcoming forum? Share the details with us!

Mayoral Forum
September 20, 2017, 7 pm
Host: University of Calgary, the Students’ Union and the Graduate Students’ Association
Location: University of Calgary, MacEwan Hall, 2500 University Dr NW
Register on Eventbrite | Watch the Livestream 

Mayoral Forum
Tuesday, October 10, 7 – 9 pm
Host: 12 Community Safety Initiative
Location: Crossroads Community Association, 1803 - 14 Avenue NE

Ward 3 Candidate Forum
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 6 – 9 pm
Meet and Greet at 6 pm, Forum starts at 7 pm
Host: Northern Hills Community Association, Vivo & Hidden Valley Community Association
Location: 11950 Country Village Link NE

Ward 4  Candidate Forum
September 21, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Host: Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association
Location: 5600 Centre Street North

Ward 4 Triwood Community Election Forum
September 27, 2017, 7 – 9 pm
Host: Triwood / Brentwood Community Associations
Location: 2244 Chicoutimi Dr NW

Ward 7 Candidate Forum
Wednesday, September 20, 7 pm
Host: Parkdale Community Association
Location: 3512 5 Ave NW

The Great Soup Debate for Ward 8
Saturday, September 30, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Host: Killarney Glengarry Community Association
Location: 2828 28 Street Southwest 

Ward 10 Councillor Forum
Host: 12 Community Safety Initiative
Tuesday, September 26 - 7 – 9:00
Location: Marlborough Park Community Association, 6021 Madigan Drive NE

Ward 11 Candidates Forum
Tuesday, September 19, 7 – 9 pm
Host: Haysboro Community Association
Location: 1204 89th Avenue SW

Ward 11 Discussion Panel
Thursday, September 28, 7 – 9 pm
Host: Victoria Park BIA
Location: Memorial Park Library, 1221 2 Street SW
Register on Eventbrite