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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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Chief Electoral Officer Releases 2014 Annual Report

December 03, 2015

EDMONTON – Today the Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released his 2014 Annual Report on the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (EFCDA), available via our website at www.elections.ab.ca/reports/annual/. Section One of the report contains an overview and details about the registration and annual financial statements of political parties, constituency associations, senatorial selection, third-party advertisers and leadership contestants plus quarterly reporting by political parties and constituency associations. Section Two of the report contains an overview and…

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Calgary-Foothills By-Election Unofficial Advance Poll Voter Turnout

September 02, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, has released the Unofficial Advance Poll Voter Turnout numbers for the four days of Advance Polls held on August 26th to 29th, 2015. We have an unofficial total of 4,146 electors who voted in Calgary-Foothills at the Advance Polls. This represents 12% of the total electorate. “We experienced a strong voter turnout at the advance polls. In comparison, Calgary-Foothills electors cast 2,968 ballots at the October 2014…

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Writ Issued for Provincial By-Election in Calgary-Foothills

August 07, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that a Writ was issued to administer a by-election to be held in Calgary-Foothills. “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 September 3, 2015. Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since March 3, 2015 and are at least 18 years of age or older on…

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Unofficial Advance Poll Voter Turnout

May 04, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, has today released the Unofficial Advance Poll Voter Turnout numbers for the Advance Polls held on April 29th, 30th, May 1st, and May 2nd, 2015. “We have an unofficial total of 235,410 electors who voted across Alberta at the Advance Polls which represents an increase of 31% in Advance Poll voters compared to the 2012 Provincial General Election.” In 2012 there were 179,820 voters over a three…

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