UPDATED City offering free transit to local polling stations on election day

UPDATED City offering free transit to local polling stations on election day

UPDATED Election day is Monday, Oct. 21

Editor’s note: This is updated information accurate as of Tues., Oct 15. It takes precedence over information printed in the Oct. 17 Pipestone Flyer, which had to be prepared prior to the Thanksgiving weekend.

The City of Wetaskiwin is offering free transportation to and from the federal election polling stations in Wetaskiwin on October 21, 2019.

A handicap-accessible transit bus will be stopping at specific pick-up locations around the City of Wetaskiwin from 7:30 a.m. until 7:20 p.m. on election day. Where you vote depends on your home address, and all three polling stations—the Church of God, the Memorial Arts Centre, and the Drill Hall—have been included in the bus route. Below is the full list of service locations:

Front entrance of Wetaskiwin Mall (3725 – 56 Street)

North-end Tim Hortons parking lot (4914 – 56 Street)

Wetaskiwin Seniors Centre (5216 – 54 Street)

Memorial Arts Centre (5206 – 50 Street) *Polling Station*

Drill Hall (4513 – 50 Avenue) *Polling Station*

Church of God (4115 – 52 Street) *Polling Station*

“It’s important to provide citizens with every opportunity to exercise their civic right to vote,” said Rachelle Kuzyk, Director of Community Services. “We hope this service allows community members who might have otherwise been unable to vote with a means to get out to the polling stations.”

The City of Wetaskiwin will also be providing free transportation to each budget open house in November as well. This aligns with City Council’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, which supports innovative projects that help build a secure, connected, and inclusive community.

Visit www.wetaskiwin.ca for updates and additional information.

-Submitted by City of Wetaskiwin