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.


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

Todd Almond
Bernie Bradley
Peter Elliott
John Williams
Amina Beecroft
Al Schreiner
Ed Hodgson
Sherryll Coyne - Galbraith
Margit Svee
Marguerite Denis
Catherine Bedford
Rene Deman
Will Lake
Petra Piciacchia
Roberta Wasylishen
Sheryl Faulkner
Laurie Carriere
Colleen Way
Mark Kopp
Malcolm McKean
Zenia Koop
kevin Sarafin
Beverly Sebelius
Angela Brown
Lisa McKean
Vella Bellaart
eleanor watkin
S Janaby
Gary Slatter
Colin Mcclelland
658 signatures

Will you sign?

Showing 228 reactions

  • Todd Almond
    signed 2018-10-26 11:29:25 -0600
    We can’t let city council turn Calgary into a banana republic.
  • Bernie Bradley
    signed via 2018-10-23 15:52:31 -0600
  • Peter Elliott
    signed via 2018-10-23 12:33:33 -0600
  • John Williams
    signed via 2018-10-23 09:42:57 -0600
  • Amina Beecroft
    signed via 2018-10-23 09:33:41 -0600
  • Al Schreiner
    signed via 2018-10-23 09:25:22 -0600
  • Ed Hodgson
    signed via 2018-10-23 08:26:28 -0600
  • Sherryll Coyne - Galbraith
    signed via 2018-10-22 21:36:10 -0600
  • Margit Svee
    signed 2018-10-22 13:16:17 -0600
  • 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!
  • Catherine Bedford
    signed 2018-10-19 19:23:36 -0600
  • Rene Deman
    signed 2018-10-19 15:20:17 -0600
  • Will Lake
    signed 2018-10-19 10:31:18 -0600
    Will Lake
  • Petra Piciacchia
    signed 2018-10-19 10:17:07 -0600
  • Roberta Wasylishen
    signed 2018-10-19 09:40:04 -0600
  • Sheryl Faulkner
    signed via 2018-10-19 08:32:16 -0600
  • Laurie Carriere
    signed 2018-10-19 08:29:42 -0600
  • Colleen Way
    signed 2018-10-19 08:20:58 -0600
  • Mark Kopp
    signed 2018-10-19 08:13:55 -0600
  • Malcolm McKean
    signed via 2018-10-19 07:51:04 -0600
  • Zenia Koop
    signed 2018-10-19 07:34:33 -0600
  • kevin Sarafin
    signed 2018-10-19 07:20:54 -0600
    votes need to be secured no double triple voting privileges.
  • Beverly Sebelius
    signed 2018-10-19 07:05:32 -0600
  • Angela Brown
    signed 2018-10-19 06:36:00 -0600
  • Lisa McKean
    signed via 2018-10-19 06:22:20 -0600
  • Vella Bellaart
    signed 2018-10-19 06:07:25 -0600
  • eleanor watkin
    signed 2018-10-19 00:17:05 -0600
  • S Janaby
    signed 2018-10-19 00:03:27 -0600
    For one thing, I strongly felt that the Provincial condition for financial contributions requiring City Hall to be subject to Provincial disclosure laws would be nightmarish to City Hall, sure enough is the thing they complained so bitterly about.
  • Gary Slatter
    signed 2018-10-18 21:59:57 -0600
  • Colin Mcclelland
    signed 2018-10-18 21:52:36 -0600