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Four Days of Advance Polls Begins

October 22, 2014

EDMONTON – Advance Polls in each of the four electoral divisions: Calgary-Elbow; Calgary-Foothills; Calgary-West; and Edmonton-Whitemud begin today, Wednesday, October 22 and are available through Saturday, October 25, 2014. All Alberta electors resident in these Electoral Divisions can vote at Advance Poll locations from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Advance Poll locations are printed on Notice of Voter Registration Cards sent to all registered electors. A complete list of Advance Poll locations is available at www.elections.ab.ca…

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Writs Issued for Four By-Elections in Alberta: Calgary-Elbow; Calgary-Foothills Calgary-West; and Edmonton-Whitemud

September 29, 2014

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that Writs were issued today to administer four (4) by-elections to be held in Calgary-Elbow; Calgary-Foothills; Calgary-West; and Edmonton-Whitemud. “Returning Officers and Election Clerks have been appointed and trained along with their office teams and are ready to manage and conduct voting in the four (4) electoral divisions identified,” said Resler. Polling Day is on October 27, 2014. Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since…

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Decision Relating to Investigation into Campaign Contributions Now Posted to Website

May 01, 2013

EDMONTON – After receipt of a request, the complete decision of the Chief Electoral Officer relating to the investigation into allegations that a $430,000 contribution was made during the April 2012 general election campaign, in violation of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act), has been published on the Chief Electoral Officer’s website. The publication was made under Section 5.2(3)(b) of the Act. View the decision at: http://www.elections.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012_Findings_and_decisions_regarding_investigations-1.pdf Elections Alberta is an independent…

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Process for Release of Information Relating to Investigation Into Campaign Contributions

April 30, 2013

EDMONTON – O. Brian Fjeldheim concluded his investigation into allegations that a $430,000 contribution was made during the April 2012 general election campaign, in violation of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). He reached his decision on the matter prior to the expiry of his term on April 23, 2013. Release of his decision is deferred to allow for appropriate notice to those involved. Notice of the decision will be released to…

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Chief Electoral Officer will not seek reappointment

March 20, 2013

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, O. Brian Fjeldheim, has advised the Standing Committee on Legislative Offices that he will not seek reappointment when his term of appointment expires on April 23, 2013. “I feel extremely privileged, honored and thankful to have been appointed twice to serve Albertans in the very important role of Chief Electoral Officer”, he said. Mr. Fjeldheim expressed his gratitude to his colleagues: the Officers of the Legislature, the Legislative Assembly…

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The Chief Electoral Officer shares the results of investigations

January 30, 2013

EDMONTON – The Chief Electoral Officer has announced that disclosure of the results of investigations under the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act) will appear on the website (www.elections.ab.ca) commencing on January 31, 2013. This information is being shared as a result of recent legislative amendments contained in the Election Accountability Amendment Act, 2012. It is one of several provisions that aim to further increase the openness and transparency of political financing in…

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Legislative change increases openness and transparency in the New Year

January 02, 2013

EDMONTON – The passage of the Election Accountability Amendment Act, 2012 will provide Albertans with greater insight into political financing in the province. Amendments allow the Chief Electoral Officer to release the outcome of investigations where violations have occurred. He will also reveal the outcome of investigations in which allegations were unfounded, on request of the subject of the complaint, to allow for the public release of the findings of the Chief Electoral Officer. The…

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