Test Your Knowledge: General Election

Calgary’s General Election takes place Monday, Oct. 21 with advance voting taking place Oct. 9-13 and Oct. 15-16. With the next General Election scheduled for 2017, how much do you know about Calgary’s upcoming election?

Answers are below the cityscape photo

1>> How often is there a General Election?

a. Every two years
b. Every four years
c. Every six years
d. Once a year

2>> Advance voting is Oct. 9-13 and Oct. 15-16.

a. True
b. False

3>> After voting is complete, election results will be posted on www.calgary.ca after what time?

a. 5 p.m.
b. 6:30 p.m.
c. 8 p.m.
d. Midnight

4>> What are the requirements to be eligible to vote in the General Election?

a. At least 18-years-old
b. Canadian citizenship
c. Have resided in Alberta since April 21, 2013
d. All of the above

5>> When is the deadline to file official nomination papers in Calgary?

a. Sept. 23
b. Sept. 28
c. Oct. 1
d. Oct. 11

6>> As of the 2013 General Election the term of office is increasing from three to how many years?

a. Two
b. Four
c. Five
d. Eight

7>> How many Aldermanic wards are there within Calgary?

a. 12
b. 14
c. 16
d. 18

8>> Disclosure of campaign contributions and expenses are governed by rules set by the Province of Alberta in the Local Authorities Election Act.

a. True
b. False
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Answers: 1.b 2.a 3.c 4.d 5.a 6.b 7.b 8.a

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