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Electoral Boundaries Commission

January 09, 2017

Take Part in Alberta’s Constituency Boundaries Review! Alberta’s population has increased by more than 20% in the last eight years. As a result, we need to review our provincial constituency boundaries prior to the next provincial election. Provincial law directs the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission to review the existing boundaries and names for the 87 electoral constituencies and report to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta by October 31, 2017. The Commission will consider the following in…

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2015-16 Annual Report of the Chief Electoral Officer

October 31, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, today released his 2015-16 Annual Report as required by section 4(2) of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (EFCDA). The report contains financial reporting information from the 2015 Provincial General Election and the 2015 Calgary-Foothills By-election, including campaign period financial statements, election period advertising reports and candidate registration information. It also contains information on the annual activities of Elections Alberta relating to the registration, annual financial…

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Election Readiness Toolkit

September 16, 2016

This year, Elections Alberta and Apathy is Boring have worked together to develop new educational outreach materials focused upon increasing youth knowledge and engagement in the electoral process. As part of our commitment to connect individuals with democracy, understand and work with youth diversity, and create greater participation in our society, these specific tools allow for relevant, engaging, and interesting ways for youth to learn about their electoral system and how they can participate. The toolkit…

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Chief Electoral Officer Releases 2015/16 By-elections Report

May 25, 2016

EDMONTON – Today the Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released his report on two by-elections; one held in Calgary-Foothills on September 3, 2015 and one held in Calgary-Greenway on March 22, 2016, pursuant to the provisions of section 4(6) of the Election Act. The report highlights: statistical information on key by-election activities such as candidate registration, nomination, polling activities and financial summary; demographic information on percentage of popular vote, number of votes by voting method,…

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Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the May 5, 2015 Provincial General Election

April 11, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, today released his report on the May 5, 2015 Provincial General Election, as required by section 4(5) of the Election Act. The report contains information on all aspects of the electoral process associated with the delivery and conduct of the 2015 Provincial General Election. Some highlights of the report include: legislative and procedural changes implemented in 2015 new initiatives introduced by Elections Alberta official results election cost…

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Advance Poll Voter Turnout

March 21, 2016

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta today announced preliminary voter turnout numbers for the advance polls that commenced on Wednesday, March 16th and ended on Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Calgary-Greenway. An estimated 2,397 ballots were cast in total by electors during the four days of Advance Poll voting.  This compares to 2,966 ballots cast in total during four days in the same electoral division during the 2015 Provincial General Election. Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 is Election…

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Advance Polls Begin for Provincial By-election in Calgary-Greenway

March 16, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, announces that Advance polls begin today, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 and continue until Saturday, March 19th, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each day at Abbeydale School, 320 Abergale Drive NE, Calgary. Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since September 22, 2015 and will be at least 18 years of age or older on Election Day, March 22, 2016, are eligible to vote at the…

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Writ Issued for Provincial By-Election in Calgary-Greenway

February 23, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that a Writ was issued to administer a by-election to be held in Calgary-Greenway. “The Returning Officer and Election Clerk have been appointed and are ready to manage and conduct voting in the electoral division”, said Resler. Election Day is on March 22nd, 2016. Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since September 22nd, 2015 and are at least 18 years of age or older on…

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Review of Provincial Election Legislation

February 14, 2016

The Select Special Ethics and Accountability Committee has been appointed to review the Election Act and the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act. Are you interested in how candidates and parties are financed or how provincial elections are run? What about government advertising during election periods? The Ethics and Accountability Committee would like to hear from you!

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