Petition - Secure The Vote!

Petition - Secure The Vote!

The 2017 Calgary municipal election was not run properly. Ballot shortages, list inaccuracies, and a lack of proper controls made it the most chaotic and unreliable election in the history of our city. Now, the City is repeating some of these same mistakes by not ensuring that eligible voters can only vote ONCE in the vote on whether or not Calgary should host the 2026 Olympics.

Voters who contacted Calgary's 311 service and asked about receiving ballots by mail were told something shocking: a voter who requests a ballot by mail will NOT have their name crossed off the voters' list.

This means that same voter could also vote on Election Day (November 13th) and there would be no way of knowing they had already voted.

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How can the City expect us to have any confidence in the outcome of this plebiscite if they can't even run a proper election?

First they use taxpayer dollars through the Calgary 2026 bid corporation to campaign for the YES side in the Olympics, and now they're not ensuring that the vote is conducted with proper procedures and controls.

The City of Calgary needs to fix this problem and Secure the Vote.

I, the undersigned, demand that the City of Calgary implement proper procedures and controls to ensure that only legitimate voters are able to vote in the 2026 Olympics plebiscite, and that each voter in only able to vote ONCE. I demand that the City Secure the Vote to give Calgarians confidence in the outcome, and that they correct the glaring mistakes made during Calgary's 2017 municipal election.

Who's signing

Darlene Stewart
Kris Coghlan
Roman Kierzek
Rob Marshall
George Apps
Kathy Brazier
Patrick Connaughty
Marguerite Denis
Angela Brown
Blaine Maller
Judy Johnson
Charles Oseen
John Lee
Laura Smith
Howard MacLeod
James Corner
Trevor Akitt
Mike Jones
Peter Breedveld
Erik Bakke
Wendy Fulton
362 signatures

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Showing 23 reactions

  • Darlene Stewart
    signed 2018-10-31 19:20:26 -0600
  • Kris Coghlan
    signed 2018-10-29 08:32:29 -0600
    Whoever is heading the election process is incompetent.
  • Roman Kierzek
    signed 2018-10-28 18:13:19 -0600
    This plebiscite needs to be done in a fair and just manner
  • Rob Marshall
    signed 2018-10-27 23:48:33 -0600
    City Hall once again lives up to our extremely low expectations so now, we the citizens, have to take action in order to properly regulate the voting process – unbelievable.
  • Linda Hummel
    followed this page 2018-10-27 01:02:25 -0600
  • George Apps
    signed 2018-10-26 20:27:45 -0600
    This is so fundamental to a fair and democratic plebiscite that it is shocking we cannot take it for granted.
  • Kathy Brazier
    signed 2018-10-26 20:17:33 -0600
  • Patrick Connaughty
    signed 2018-10-26 18:00:19 -0600
    Patrick Connaughty
  • Marguerite Denis
    signed 2018-10-22 12:48:28 -0600
    Time is long overdue for the city of Calgary to clean up their voting practices so that the trust of Calgarians can be restored. What an ongoing embarrassment!
  • Angela Brown
    signed 2018-10-19 06:36:00 -0600
  • Blaine Maller
    signed 2018-10-18 10:54:09 -0600
  • Judy Johnson
    signed 2018-10-18 08:25:24 -0600
    It is incomprehensible that the city does not have a voters list. There is a federal and provincial list, why not a civic list? Not having one leaves the door wide open for cheating. The City recently did a census, surly that could be used to creat a voters list.
  • Charles Oseen
    signed 2018-10-17 23:07:23 -0600
  • John Lee
    signed 2018-10-17 21:21:16 -0600
    John Lee
  • Laura Smith
    signed 2018-10-17 20:22:52 -0600
  • Howard MacLeod
    signed 2018-10-17 18:44:16 -0600
  • James Corner
    signed 2018-10-17 16:56:49 -0600
    Here we go again!
  • Trevor Akitt
    signed 2018-10-17 16:45:55 -0600
    Eliminate mail-in ballots!!! They are not secure and they can be easily be used for corruption (buying votes).
  • Mike Jones
    signed 2018-10-17 16:42:16 -0600
  • Peter Breedveld
    signed 2018-10-17 15:55:28 -0600
    Peter Robert Breedveld
  • Erik Bakke
    signed 2018-10-17 15:51:37 -0600
    Calgary – As a lifelong resident beholden to paying tax – please do the right thing and stop fleecing residents. Transparency, accountability and responsibility are the baseline expectation you need to meet.
  • Wendy Fulton
    followed this page 2018-10-17 15:45:38 -0600
  • Wendy Fulton
    signed 2018-10-17 15:44:03 -0600
    Voters Lists are used for federal elections and provincial elections in Alberta, so why are they not used for municipal elections in Calgary?

    This is fundamental. Wendy Fulton