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2 elections in 1 month for residents west and north of Edmonton

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Residents who live west and north of Edmonton are voting for politicians at the municipal and federal levels within a week of each other next month.

Alberta municipal elections are set for Oct. 16. But for residents just outside of Edmonton, there is a federal by-election for the riding of Sturgeon River-Parkland a week later on Oct. 23.

Rona Ambrose was the long-time Member of Pariament, but announced in July she was stepping down after 13 years.

READ MORE: Byelections to be held in October in Tory-held ridings in Quebec and Alberta

This has federal election officials reminding voters — if they have any questions on their voting eligibility to check in with them. You can check an Elections Canada map to see if you fall in the region.

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“There’s two elections happening, federal and municipal, our offices are open and running now — so if you have any questions — elections.ca,” said John Enright with Elections Canada.

Advance voting days for the federal by-election are Oct. 13, 14, 15 and 16.

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