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2004 General Enumeration

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Overview….

The Register of Electors is an electronic database containing elector and address information, which is continuously updated and used to prepare Lists of Electors, when required. Originally established in 1996, it has been updated since the 2001 General Election through elector-initiated requests and use of information provided by Alberta Vital Statistics, which facilitated the deletion of deceased electors from the Register.

It was further updated through a door-to-door enumeration in the period from August 28 to September 12, 2004 under the authority of Section 13(2)(a) of the Election Act. The activity was conducted in order to provide an updated List of Electors to the registered political parties in the fourth year following the 2001 General Election, in accordance with Section 18(1)(b) of the Election Act. Lists of Electors were made available in both paper and electronic format.

Additional sources of electronic information are being evaluated for their potential to assist in updating the Register on an ongoing basis.

Mapping Activities….

Elector information was collected based on the boundaries described in the Electoral Divisions Act. The Act was amended following the independent review of the 2002/2003 Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission and the May 2003 acceptance of the revised electoral division boundaries by the Legislative Assembly.

The new electoral division boundaries described by the Act necessitated a major review and readjustment of Alberta’s electoral map. Almost all electoral division boundaries were changed from those in effect at the 2001 General Election. Following training in November 2003, Provincial Returning Officers received their new electoral division maps. They reviewed over 5,000 polling subdivisions and revised them, where necessary. The majority of polling subdivision boundaries had to be revised due to changed electoral division boundaries and growth within the province. Polling subdivision boundaries were established to best accommodate the majority of electors on Polling Day. Issues such as clarity, accessibility, distances, normal travel patterns, and polling place potential were considered.

Provincial Returning Officers were also responsible for the review, and necessary revision, of Lists of Electors generated by Elections Alberta on the new polling subdivision boundaries. This was a major challenge due to significant growth and also due to the use of mailing addresses in many rural communities. Elections Alberta will be better positioned to address these two major challenges in the future, through the staged acquisition of newly created civic addresses and collection of legal land descriptions, or other geographic descriptions, in rural areas.

The map review concluded in March 2004. At that time, revised polling subdivision maps and Lists of Electors based on the reconfigured boundaries were provided to registered political parties in accordance with Section 18(1)(c) of the Election Act.

Conduct of the Enumeration….

Register of Electors information was supplied to enumerators on pre-printed enumeration records, for use in confirming, revising, deleting, and adding elector information. In new areas and other situations where previous elector information was not contained in the Register, civic address information was pre-printed onto the enumeration records. This reduced the requirement for information collection and helped to ensure thorough coverage.

Enumerators carried a translation sheet which explained the purpose of their visit in thirteen different languages. This proved extremely useful in overcoming language barriers to collect information.

The goal in the enumeration was to make contact and obtain information from electors in 95% of the residences across the province. Results fell short of this goal. Although it was achieved in many electoral divisions, those with higher no contact rates produced an average provincial contact rate of 91%. Enumerators contacted each residence at least three times, if necessary. Electors who were not contacted were left a “We Missed You” card asking them to contact the enumerator to arrange for inclusion in the Register of Electors. A legislative change allowed electors to confirm or update existing information via telephone, within certain parameters. This was particularly beneficial in rural areas and reduced the time and costs associated with repeat visits by enumerators.

Electors who provided information were left a “Thank You” card which advised them of the purpose of the data collection, including the possibility that their information could be shared with municipal and federal electoral agencies for electoral purposes. The cards also provided the Returning Officer’s name and telephone number to give electors the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns.

Some electors did not provide information to enumerators or to the Returning Officer during the revisions day associated with the enumeration. The “We Missed You” card left at the door clearly explained that their information would not appear in the Register nor on subsequent Lists of Electors, until the elector provided the necessary information.

This decision was sound. It was determined that all information for only one in three residences was confirmed without any revision being necessary. It can be predicted that including the names of over 246,000 electors that could not be contacted, instead of deleting them, would have resulted in the inclusion of approximately 164,000 incorrect entries in the Register and on Lists of Electors.

Challenges….

Returning Officers were collectively responsible to recruit, train and manage over 5,400 enumerators. Recruitment in some areas was particularly challenging, necessitating a great deal of creativity on the part of Returning Officers. The challenge was ably addressed using the standardized procedures and training prepared by Elections Alberta.

Ensuring the personal security of both electors and enumerators was another challenge. Each enumerator was provided with unique identification, which was designed to deter unauthorized duplication and to be easily visible to electors. Enumerators authorized a security clearance check through Alberta Justice and Attorney General in the interest of elector protection. Enumerators were provided with specific training on managing the risks while working alone in the community and were instructed to avoid potential high-risk situations.

Another challenge arose from the difficulty of contacting electors, sometimes because of busy schedules and living environments. Some housing developments, including condominiums, apartments and gated communities, have a responsibility to restrict access to residents. Although Section 29 of the Election Act authorizes enumerator access, it can be difficult to arrange for this access with facility managers on a timely basis. Elections Alberta worked with condominium and apartment associations prior to the enumeration to facilitate this access.

In addition, multi-unit residential liaison officers were hired to develop access arrangements with building managers, where necessary. Retired members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police facilitated enumerator access to meet the requirements of the legislation while respecting the concerns of residents and building managers.

One electoral division was illustrative of this difficulty. Completion of the enumeration revealed a no contact rate of 26.4%; that is, enumerators contacted a resident in only about three out of four of the known residences in that area. Elector data was obtained from Elections Canada, as authorized by Section 13(2)(b) of the Election Act, to bring the coverage for Calgary-Buffalo to an acceptable level, as presented on Table 2. This valuable partnership will be expanded in the future. Due to time constraints, data could not be integrated for the other two electoral divisions that had a no contact rate higher than 20%. Although, based on the Calgary-Buffalo experience, this would have been a worthwhile exercise to reduce the number of no contacts and achieve a more complete List of Electors on Polling Day.

The enumeration process is a very effective method to collect timely, accurate elector information. The door-to-door visits ensure that no one is overlooked. At the same time, inherent difficulties associated with a door-to-door enumeration are increasing as time goes on. It becomes more challenging with each enumeration to recruit a sufficient number of enumerators and to obtain information from electors. Many electors are reluctant to provide information in spite of the advertising that takes place and the enhanced identification carried by enumerators.

Alternative methods for elector data collection are being examined. Those methods will include electronic updates from available sources, which are currently being assessed for currency and compatibility. It may be necessary to revise expectations for coverage, since it may be difficult to replicate the 97.4% inclusion rate achieved through the door-to-door enumeration process.

Timeline….

Returning Officers received training in June 2004. Prior to that, they had contacted local constituency associations in May for names of potential enumerators. They recruited staff following their training session using other sources. Returning Officers showed a great deal of creativity in recruitment: local service agencies, social clubs, community groups, employee associations, religious organizations, and former enumeration/election/census workers were contacted. Returning Officers with a surplus of personnel provided names to their colleagues to ensure a full staff complement in all electoral divisions.

Over 5,400 enumerators visited approximately one million residences in the province between August 28 and September 12, 2004. The enumeration was not extended in any electoral divisions, due to the immediate need for updated Lists of Electors.

Electors who were missed during the enumeration had a couple of opportunities to be added to the Register of Electors. They were able to contact the enumerator responsible for their area or could contact the Returning Officer directly to be added to the Register on September 18, 2004, the revisions date. In spite of the tight timeline, every effort was made to include all interested electors in the Register to ensure their names would appear on subsequent Lists of Electors prior to the election.

Data entry of the updated elector information commenced immediately following the conclusion of the enumeration. Approximately 600 data entry operators used a secure Internet connection to update the Register of Electors from the hard-copy enumeration records over a ten-day period, from September 14 to 24, 2004. Enumerators and Returning Officers reviewed the data input to ensure that all elector information had been entered accurately and consistently.

Advertising….

Advertisements were placed in newspapers of general circulation to inform electors of the enumeration. Weekly advertisements included information on enumeration timelines and the purpose of the data collection. The advertisements included a telephone number for electors to contact with questions or concerns. Toll-free access was available during the enumeration to assist electors outside of the Edmonton calling area.

Key information was also made available on the Elections Alberta website. Returning Officers’ contact information was web-posted to provide electors with their local contact.

Cost Summary Overview…


2004 Boundary Redistribution and General Enumeration

Enumeration Officials’ Fees and Associated Costs

    Total reported by all Electoral Divisions

 

$3,915,652

Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

    Materials and Supplies

$141,683

 

    Contract Services

517,030

 

    Advertising

96,004

 

    Temporary Staff—wages and benefits

45,067

 

    Freight and Postage

50,920

 

    Rentals, Repairs and Maintenance

8,448

 

    Travel

46,128

      905,280

Total Expenses:

 

$4,820,932

    Number of Names on the October 2004 List of Electors

 

1,931,250

    Average cost per name on List of Electors

 

$2.50

Enumeration Expenses – Fees and Associated Costs….

The following information directly relates to the numbered columns presented in Table 1 entitled 2004 General Enumeration Cost Summary by Electoral Division:

Returning Officers

  1. Honorarium, basic fee, fee payment for names recorded on the List of Electors, attendance at the Chief Electoral Officer’s training sessions, training of enumeration officials, revisions to maps and employer contributions.
  2. Meals, accommodation and travel.
  3. Office and equipment rental, training space rental, telephone expenses, map preparation, printing and miscellaneous costs.
  4. Support staff and travel.

Enumerators

5.   Basic and instructional fee.
6.   Fee payment for names and addresses recorded on the Lists of Electors.
7.   Travel (based on the rate of 38 cents per kilometre).

Data Entry Operators

8.   Fee payment for names and addresses recorded on the Lists of Electors and instruction fee.
9.   Expense for use of personal computers, printing and the Internet.

Enumeration Fees and Expenses Regulation, August 2004 (Extract)….

A Returning Officer may be paid the following:

  1. a monthly honorarium of $115;
  2. a fee of $1,465 for each year in which the register of electors is updated through an enumeration plus 15¢ per name included on the register of electors;
  3. a fee of $185 per day for each day of attendance at a sitting to revise the register of electors prepared following an enumeration;
  4. a fee of $170 per day for each day of attendance at training sessions called by the Chief Electoral Officer;
  5. a fee of $370 for training staff to conduct an enumeration;
  6. when required to travel on official business, the rates prescribed in the Public Service Subsistence, Travel and Moving Expenses Regulation made under the Public Service Act;
  7. a supplemental fee of $20 for every 100 kilometres, or portion thereof, traveled in excess of the first 100 kilometres of travel during an enumeration or an election;
  8. if a Returning Officer
    i.  elects to use the Returning Officer’s personal residence as an office, a maximum rental of $450 per month
    with a rental period not exceeding 2 months, unless otherwise approved by the Chief Electoral Officer, or     ii.  elects to use commercial space as an office, the most economical rate available with a rental period not
    exceeding 2 months, unless otherwise approved by the Chief Electoral Officer;
  9. a fee of $675 for revisions to the electoral division map showing subdivision boundaries and to the register of electors when directed by the Chief Electoral Officer; and
  10. an additional fee of $675 for the review of the electoral division map and register of electors performed after an Electoral Boundaries Commission Report.

An Enumerator may be paid the following:

  1. a basic fee of $115;
  2. a fee of 56¢ per name included in the register of electors;
  3. a fee of $50 for attending a class of instruction;
  4. a fee of $30 for verifying the accuracy of the revised register of electors;
  5. when required to travel on official business, the rates prescribed in the Public Service Subsistence, Travel and Moving Expenses Regulation; and
  6. a supplemental fee of $10 for every 100 kilometres, or portion thereof, traveled in excess of the first 100 kilometres of travel during an enumeration.

A Data Entry Operator may be paid the following:

  1. a fee of $17 for every complete poll entered;
  2. a fee of 14¢ per name included in the list of electors for specific polling subdivisions;
  3. a fee of $30 for a self-training session; and
  4. when required to travel on official business, the rates prescribed in the Public Service Subsistence, Travel and Moving Expenses Regulation.

The following additional fees and expenses may be paid:

  1. telephone installation, service and toll charges at prevailing rates, on submission of the invoices or receipts for the installation, service and toll charges;
  2. support staff, including but not limited to messengers, special constables and interpreters, at a rate approved by the Chief Electoral Officer;
  3. printing costs for lists of electors, proclamations, ballots, forms and any other printing or photocopying required by a returning officer, at the most economical commercial rate available; and
  4. costs for the collection and the data entry of address based information at a rate approved by the Chief Electoral Officer.

If, in the opinion of the Chief Electoral Officer, an emergency exists, or circumstances for which no adequate provision of fees exists, the Chief electoral Officer may fix the appropriate fee for the situation.

        Note: Two fees were deemed to be required by the Chief Electoral Officer under this section during the
2004 General Enumeration:
i.    a fee of 25¢ per new address collected in which no electors were resident; and
ii.   a Data Entry Operator fee of $15 per poll for adding new addresses in which no electors were resident.

The fees under this Regulation may be prorated at the discretion of the Chief Electoral Officer for an enumeration of only part of an electoral division.

Points of Interest….

Approximately 640,000 electors indicated that their address and personal information held in the Register was correct and could be confirmed without any changes. In effect, only one-third of overall Register data was still correct after the four years between the previous enumeration and the 2004 Provincial General Enumeration.

124,377 electors remained at the same address but indicated that changes were needed to their personal information. Enumerators recorded changes to names, dates of birth, telephone numbers, and genders.

644,572 electors were deleted from the address at which they were recorded in the Register.

471,257 electors were added to the Register or were recorded at a new address. They included electors who had moved, turned eighteen, attained the citizenship or residency requirements, and those who had been missed during the 2000 Confirmation Process.

250,959 new residential addresses were added to the Register in the transition to an address-based Register. Addresses without electors were collected for the first time to prepare for future data collection.

The October 2004 Lists of Electors had grown by 6.7% between August 2000 and August 2004. That exceeds the overall population growth of 6.5% for that period, indicating that Register quality continues to improve.

It is essential to collect basic personal information to identify electors in order to revise the Register electronically. This information is provided by electors on an optional basis. Following the conclusion of the enumeration, 83.4% of electors had provided dates of birth and 95.6% had provided gender information. This information is used internally for administrative purposes, and does not appear on Lists of Electors. Appropriate safeguards have been established to ensure that private information is kept strictly confidential.

Telephone numbers, which are also provided on an optional basis, were provided for 85.7% of electors. This information is very useful in verification of Register information, especially where the distance between residences is significant.

It is interesting to note that the percentage of optional information provided has increased in all areas (birth dates, genders, telephone numbers) since 2000 when elector data was last confirmed through a door-to-door process. This may be due to the increased awareness and acceptance of the Permanent Register that has developed over time, in response to advertising and education efforts.

Various Register statistics, by electoral division, are displayed in Table 2, Table 3 and Table 4.

Table 1: 2004 General Enumeration Cost Summary by Electoral Division
(Rounded To The Nearest Dollar)

Returning Officers

Enumerators

Data Entry Operators

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

 

Electoral Division

Fees

Travel

Office
Expenses

Support
Staff

Fees

Fee
Per Name

Travel

Fees

Office
Expenses

Total Cost

1

Dunvegan-Central Peace

8,151

2,414

1,409

0

11,507

8,310

9,578

2,947

855

45,170

2

Calgary-Bow

9,223

168

1,428

381

13,517

14,699

171

4,968

1,168

45,723

3

Calgary-Buffalo

7,976

871

1,641

3,322

13,174

9,872

582

3,746

1,189

42,372

4

Calgary-Cross

8,842

399

1,630

0

10,615

12,141

9

4,014

890

38,539

5

Calgary-Currie

8,957

88

2,541

836

13,841

12,496

0

4,398

1,064

44,221

6

Calgary-East

8,845

81

1,557

0

11,915

12,256

0

4,204

985

39,842

7

Calgary-Egmont

9,342

168

1,370

395

13,770

14,936

76

5,042

1,244

46,343

8

Calgary-Elbow

9,384

596

1,731

807

12,837

13,998

820

4,805

1,937

46,914

9

Calgary-Fish Creek

9,462

399

1,418

324

11,542

14,449

0

4,635

1,093

43,322

10

Calgary-Foothills

9,655

277

1,546

259

13,039

14,955

174

4,969

1,021

45,896

11

Calgary-Fort

8,620

393

1,653

0

11,452

12,658

0

4,209

933

39,917

12

Calgary-Glenmore

9,052

282

1,169

0

12,375

14,158

0

4,695

1,001

42,731

13

Calgary-Hays

9,277

621

1,482

0

13,061

13,652

45

4,583

1,049

43,769

14

Calgary-Lougheed

9,272

918

1,493

0

13,555

14,410

548

4,846

1,128

46,170

15

Calgary-Mackay

9,717

536

1,801

176

16,688

15,321

0

5,376

1,350

50,966

16

Calgary-McCall

8,369

355

1,581

0

11,046

11,577

77

4,004

953

37,963

17

Calgary-Montrose

8,841

377

1,568

44

10,470

12,126

5

4,022

977

38,431

18

Calgary-Mountain View

9,439

393

1,397

701

13,995

14,341

0

4,965

1,118

46,349

19

Calgary-North Hill

8,858

323

1,814

183

13,005

12,298

0

4,309

1,049

41,839

20

Calgary-North West

10,042

153

1,965

220

19,710

17,830

0

6,269

1,573

57,762

21

Calgary-Nose Hill

8,733

435

1,296

272

12,745

12,789

0

4,382

1,033

41,685

22

Calgary-Shaw

9,331

383

1,618

265

13,291

14,306

33

4,777

1,080

45,083

23

Calgary-Varsity

9,010

539

2,123

104

14,678

14,029

0

4,797

1,207

46,488

24

Calgary-West

9,816

623

1,902

397

16,542

16,910

399

5,790

1,223

53,601

25

Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview

8,689

56

1,549

358

11,770

12,602

149

4,308

953

40,434

26

Edmonton-Calder

9,025

284

1,302

328

13,030

12,600

454

4,330

1,104

42,456

27

Edmonton-Castle Downs

9,883

101

1,383

261

14,390

15,823

124

5,290

1,176

48,431

28

Edmonton-Centre

8,255

73

2,045

334

15,115

11,518

0

4,135

1,156

42,631

29

Edmonton-Decore

8,845

24

1,638

0

12,014

13,460

0

4,460

969

41,410

30

Edmonton-Ellerslie

9,038

180

1,463

0

12,661

12,767

123

4,347

1,001

41,579

31

Edmonton-Glenora

8,789

17

1,550

117

12,368

12,189

0

4,186

985

40,202

32

Edmonton-Gold Bar

9,204

42

1,502

28

13,880

13,502

0

4,666

1,112

43,935

33

Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

8,783

0

1,917

0

13,230

12,072

0

4,248

1,080

41,330

34

Edmonton-Manning

9,417

442

1,677

0

14,293

13,736

0

4,724

1,144

45,433

35

Edmonton-McClung

8,814

39

1,419

0

12,979

13,801

153

3,972

946

42,124

36

Edmonton-Meadowlark

8,698

172

1,444

37

12,581

12,867

27

4,161

985

40,973

37

Edmonton-Mill Creek

8,926

261

1,640

1,287

13,487

13,031

92

4,518

1,080

44,322

38

Edmonton-Mill Woods

8,954

82

1,421

56

12,371

12,613

0

4,308

1,001

40,807

39

Edmonton-Riverview

9,248

74

1,490

486

13,504

13,210

0

4,615

1,159

43,785

40

Edmonton-Rutherford

8,796

133

1,470

84

12,452

12,996

0

4,435

1,001

41,367

41

Edmonton-Strathcona

8,188

160

1,172

16

12,265

12,198

0

4,254

985

39,237

42

Edmonton-Whitemud

9,796

121

1,382

0

17,079

16,844

204

5,831

1,398

52,655

43

Airdrie-Chestermere

10,042

244

1,501

72

14,956

15,802

4,976

5328

1064

53,985

44

Athabasca-Redwater

9,638

1,358

1,536

173

16,091

12,687

9,674

4395

1445

56,997

45

Banff-Cochrane

9,119

1,822

1,982

0

11,343

10,502

1,083

3690

874

40,416

46

Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

9,564

1,956

1,448

257

14,599

12,414

7,245

4,349

1,043

52,875

47

Battle River-Wainwright

8,631

1,327

1,359

167

14,305

11,254

12,167

3879

1036

54,124

SUBTOTAL

426,555

20,758

74,422

12,746

629,129

625,009

48,988

213,177

51,820

2,102,604

48

Bonnyville-Cold Lake

8,708

1,603

1,655

0

11,189

9,914

7,309

3,334

916

44,626

49

Cardston-Taber-Warner

8,720

2,370

1,383

266

12,181

10,456

7,530

3,589

955

47,450

50

Cypress-Medicine Hat

8,865

1,705

1,449

186

14,693

11,781

6,782

4,237

1,049

50,746

51

Drayton Valley-Calmar

8,799

1,230

1,468

40

14,163

10,279

11,488

3,575

906

51,945

52

Drumheller-Stettler

8,445

980

1,502

230

14,512

11,236

12,305

3,874

965

54,050

53

Foothills-Rocky View

9,033

1,649

1,912

673

14,491

11,816

12,178

4,055

1,416

57,223

54

Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo

8,888

1,341

1,590

0

14,195

14,312

702

4,841

1,080

46,949

55

Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

9,533

1,259

1,642

0

15,267

13,539

7,485

4,645

1,162

54,533

56

Grande Prairie-Smoky

9,374

2,156

1,484

134

14,817

11,785

5,655

4,311

1,113

50,830

57

Grande Prairie-Wapiti

9,033

1,847

1,489

452

13,396

11,748

5,661

4,319

1,059

49,005

58

Highwood

9,878

2,135

1,827

0

14,078

12,700

6,780

4,213

1,261

52,873

59

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

9,439

882

1,379

128

15,545

13,115

9,101

4,464

1,033

55,084

60

Lac La Biche-St. Paul

8,619

1,416

1,210

128

13,216

10,144

12,477

3,432

971

51,612

61

Lacombe-Ponoka

9,633

1,039

1,368

72

14,754

14,155

10,621

4,591

993

57,226

62

Leduc-Beaumont-Devon

10,019

850

1,662

173

14,913

14,758

4,345

5,008

1,189

52,915

63

Lesser Slave Lake

9,539

3,632

1,510

181

12,546

10,391

8,406

3,722

1,128

51,056

64

Lethbridge-East

9,331

1,028

1,446

258

13,132

14,551

33

4,817

1,064

45,660

65

Lethbridge-West

9,410

1,203

1,482

0

11,630

13,108

139

4,327

922

42,219

66

Little Bow

8,624

1,795

1,371

25

12,737

10,713

8,501

3,736

997

48,500

67

Livingstone-Macleod

9,064

2,134

1,890

150

12,174

10,123

8,317

3,395

859

48,107

68

Medicine Hat

9,500

1,142

1,217

40

13,763

14,061

0

4,775

1,112

45,610

69

Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills

8,713

960

1,397

0

14,058

11,909

9,752

4,027

1,180

51,995

70

Peace River

8,782

3,034

1,623

0

13,528

8,949

11,116

3,354

1,156

51,542

71

Red Deer-North

8,939

701

1,545

0

13,413

12,081

584

4,225

1,049

42,536

72

Red Deer-South

9,692

481

1,534

0

12,982

14,954

0

4,885

1,049

45,577

73

Rocky Mountain House

9,332

2,493

1,460

0

14,982

11,687

13,535

3,972

922

58,382

74

Sherwood Park

9,563

216

1,414

159

13,290

14,610

10

4,852

1,080

45,194

75

Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert

10,390

1,520

1,752

224

15,264

15,017

1,794

5,119

1,223

52,303

76

St. Albert

9,872

279

1,890

491

15,071

15,621

29

5,267

1,207

49,727

77

Stony Plain

10,094

1,449

1,852

92

13,905

13,986

6,546

4,727

1,101

53,751

78

Strathcona

9,804

634

1,619

230

14,466

15,082

6,030

4,950

1,033

53,849

79

Strathmore-Brooks

9,539

1,623

1,827

212

14,536

14,133

8,512

4,703

1,127

56,211

80

Vermilion-Lloydminster

9,271

1,292

1,685

58

13,599

12,015

9,895

4,129

1,084

53,027

81

West Yellowhead

8,211

1,533

1,605

760

11,467

9,356

3,503

3,314

842

40,592

82

Wetaskiwin-Camrose

9,377

1,038

1,819

682

12,356

12,878

3,151

4,292

934

46,528

83

Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

8,953

1,076

1,657

208

13,774

11,257

11,341

3,774

1,574

53,613

TOTAL

759,538

72,486

131,037

18,996

1,123,208

1,073,229

280,603

366,025

90,530

3,915,652

Table 2: Contacts

Electoral Division

Residences in the
Electoral Division

Residences contacted
during Enumeration

Percentage of
Contact Rate

01 Dunvegan-Central Peace

8,987

8,544

95.1%

02 Calgary-Bow

15,735

14,602

92.8%

03 Calgary-Buffalo*

22,243

19,725

88.7%

*Figures include data received from the National Register of Electors provided by Elections Canada.
04 Calgary-Cross

12,287

11,150

90.7%

05 Calgary-Currie

22,366

16,703

74.7%

06 Calgary-East

13,708

12,181

88.9%

07 Calgary-Egmont

17,063

16,114

94.4%

08 Calgary-Elbow

17,416

15,473

88.8%

09 Calgary-Fish Creek

13,484

13,038

96.7%

10 Calgary-Foothills

14,886

13,297

89.3%

11 Calgary-Fort

15,063

13,682

90.8%

12 Calgary-Glenmore

14,881

14,259

95.8%

13 Calgary-Hays

14,243

13,680

96.0%

14 Calgary-Lougheed

14,447

14,020

97.0%

15 Calgary-Mackay

16,055

14,645

91.2%

16 Calgary-McCall

13,654

12,412

90.9%

17 Calgary-Montrose

12,024

11,590

96.4%

18 Calgary-Mountain View

21,859

18,788

86.0%

19 Calgary-North Hill

16,227

14,214

87.6%

20 Calgary-North West

19,704

17,998

91.3%

21 Calgary-Nose Hill

14,033

12,763

90.9%

22 Calgary-Shaw

14,798

13,662

92.3%

23 Calgary-Varsity

16,895

15,530

91.9%

24 Calgary-West

19,929

17,433

87.5%

25 Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview

14,865

13,309

89.5%

26 Edmonton-Calder

15,854

13,903

87.7%

27 Edmonton-Castle Downs

15,688

15,335

97.7%

28 Edmonton-Centre

24,702

17,880

72.4%

29 Edmonton-Decore

13,977

12,914

92.4%

30 Edmonton-Ellerslie

13,753

13,240

96.3%

31 Edmonton-Glenora

17,090

14,417

84.4%

32 Edmonton-Gold Bar

18,337

15,956

87.0%

33 Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

16,889

14,734

87.2%

34 Edmonton-Manning

14,689

13,807

94.0%

35 Edmonton-McClung

15,446

12,713

82.3%

36 Edmonton-Meadowlark

15,177

13,709

90.3%

37 Edmonton-Mill Creek

14,907

12,841

86.1%

38 Edmonton-Mill Woods

14,040

13,013

92.7%

39 Edmonton-Riverview

15,241

13,719

90.0%

40 Edmonton-Rutherford

15,506

13,857

89.4%

41 Edmonton-Strathcona

20,863

16,846

80.7%

42 Edmonton-Whitemud

18,681

17,412

93.2%

43 Airdrie-Chestermere

16,625

16,099

96.8%

44 Athabasca-Redwater

13,682

13,297

97.2%

45 Banff-Cochrane

13,694

12,489

91.2%

46 Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

12,849

12,162

94.7%

47 Battle River-Wainwright

12,184

11,950

98.1%

48 Bonnyville-Cold Lake

11,281

10,307

91.4%

49 Cardston-Taber-Warner

10,082

9,742

96.6%

50 Cypress-Medicine Hat

12,333

11,932

96.7%

51 Drayton Valley-Calmar

10,891

10,205

93.7%

52 Drumheller-Stettler

12,821

11,800

92.0%

53 Foothills-Rocky View

11,012

10,709

97.2%

54 Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo

18,084

14,481

80.1%

55 Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

14,949

14,166

94.8%

56 Grande Prairie-Smoky

13,916

12,176

87.5%

57 Grande Prairie-Wapiti

13,885

11,793

84.9%

58 Highwood

13,071

12,666

96.9%

59 Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

14,355

13,325

92.8%

60 Lac La Biche-St. Paul

10,832

9,997

92.3%

61 Lacombe-Ponoka

15,242

14,278

93.7%

62 Leduc-Beaumont-Devon

14,373

13,725

95.5%

63 Lesser Slave Lake

10,769

10,362

96.2%

64 Lethbridge-East

16,196

15,551

96.0%

65 Lethbridge-West

16,434

15,196

92.5%

66 Little Bow

10,708

10,029

93.7%

67 Livingstone-Macleod

15,402

13,396

87.0%

68 Medicine Hat

17,270

15,643

90.6%

69 Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills

12,932

11,998

92.8%

70 Peace River

10,181

9,126

89.6%

71 Red Deer-North

15,001

12,697

84.6%

72 Red Deer-South

17,097

15,971

93.4%

73 Rocky Mountain House

12,621

11,892

94.2%

74 Sherwood Park

13,729

13,387

97.5%

75 Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert

14,870

14,045

94.5%

76 St. Albert

16,196

15,122

93.4%

77 Stony Plain

12,865

12,532

97.4%

78 Strathcona

14,197

13,212

93.1%

79 Strathmore-Brooks

14,487

13,936

96.2%

80 Vermilion-Lloydminster

13,332

12,502

93.8%

81 West Yellowhead

11,931

9,944

83.3%

82 Wetaskiwin-Camrose

15,114

14,621

96.7%

83 Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

12,294

11,235

91.4%

Totals:

1,237,479

1,124,804

90.9%

Table 3: Number of Names on Lists of Electors Following the Enumeration
and Accuracy of Lists of Electors

  Electoral Division

Number of Names on
October 2004 List1

Number of Names on
March 2005 List2

Accuracy of
October 2004 List3

01 Dunvegan-Central Peace

14,839

15,048

98.6%

02 Calgary-Bow

26,487

26,997

98.1%

03 Calgary-Buffalo

23,2114

24,098

96.3%

04 Calgary-Cross

21,602

22,026

98.1%

05 Calgary-Currie

22,680

24,261

93.5%

06 Calgary-East

21,887

22,463

97.4%

07 Calgary-Egmont

26,806

26,988

99.3%

08 Calgary-Elbow

24,997

25,683

97.3%

09 Calgary-Fish Creek

25,822

25,955

99.5%

10 Calgary-Foothills

26,705

27,272

97.9%

11 Calgary-Fort

22,561

23,017

98.0%

12 Calgary-Glenmore

25,283

25,536

99.0%

13 Calgary-Hays

24,379

24,724

98.6%

14 Calgary-Lougheed

25,718

26,033

98.8%

15 Calgary-Mackay

27,361

27,887

98.1%

16 Calgary-McCall

20,670

21,816

94.7%

17 Calgary-Montrose

21,654

21,893

98.9%

18 Calgary-Mountain View

25,637

27,085

94.7%

19 Calgary-North Hill

21,992

22,779

96.5%

20 Calgary-North West

31,815

32,615

97.5%

21 Calgary-Nose Hill

22,846

23,233

98.3%

22 Calgary-Shaw

25,761

26,120

98.6%

23 Calgary-Varsity

25,048

25,617

97.8%

24 Calgary-West

29,890

30,894

96.8%

25 Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview

22,627

23,311

97.1%

26 Edmonton-Calder

22,461

23,226

96.7%

27 Edmonton-Castle Downs

28,356

28,901

98.1%

28 Edmonton-Centre

20,001

21,747

92.0%

29 Edmonton-Decore

24,036

24,515

98.0%

30 Edmonton-Ellerslie

22,798

23,319

97.8%

31 Edmonton-Glenora

21,757

23,050

94.4%

32 Edmonton-Gold Bar

24,115

25,002

96.5%

33 Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

21,558

22,569

95.5%

34 Edmonton-Manning

24,529

24,859

98.7%

35 Edmonton-McClung

23,845

24,848

96.0%

36 Edmonton-Meadowlark

23,073

23,572

97.9%

37 Edmonton-Mill Creek

23,269

24,365

95.5%

38 Edmonton-Mill Woods

22,524

23,100

97.5%

39 Edmonton-Riverview

23,645

24,747

95.5%

40 Edmonton-Rutherford

23,211

23,868

97.2%

41 Edmonton-Strathcona

22,028

24,096

91.4%

42 Edmonton-Whitemud

30,078

31,027

96.9%

43 Airdrie-Chestermere

29,382

29,938

98.1%

44 Athabasca-Redwater

23,320

23,739

98.2%

45 Banff-Cochrane

20,467

21,095

97.0%

46 Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

22,172

22,650

97.9%

47 Battle River-Wainwright

20,097

20,190

99.5%

48 Bonnyville-Cold Lake

17,704

18,022

98.2%

49 Cardston-Taber-Warner

18,672

18,867

99.0%

50 Cypress-Medicine Hat

21,695

21,887

99.1%

51 Drayton Valley-Calmar

18,388

19,017

96.7%

52 Drumheller-Stettler

20,063

20,571

97.5%

53 Foothills-Rocky View

21,143

22,435

94.2%

54 Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo

25,578

26,292

97.3%

55 Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

24,177

24,655

98.1%

56 Grande Prairie-Smoky

21,044

21,748

96.8%

57 Grande Prairie-Wapiti

21,527

22,089

97.5%

58 Highwood

22,591

23,281

97.0%

59 Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

23,419

23,855

98.2%

60 Lac La Biche-St. Paul

17,909

18,269

98.0%

61 Lacombe-Ponoka

24,977

26,127

95.6%

62 Leduc-Beaumont-Devon

26,343

26,661

98.8%

63 Lesser Slave Lake

18,660

18,914

98.7%

64 Lethbridge-East

25,944

26,150

99.2%

65 Lethbridge-West

23,408

24,176

96.8%

66 Little Bow

19,295

19,649

98.2%

67 Livingstone-Macleod

21,430

22,253

96.3%

68 Medicine Hat

25,107

25,459

98.6%

69 Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills

21,291

21,928

97.1%

70 Peace River

16,567

16,993

97.5%

71 Red Deer-North

21,625

22,276

97.1%

72 Red Deer-South

26,748

27,146

98.5%

73 Rocky Mountain House

20,868

21,339

97.8%

74 Sherwood Park

26,088

26,309

99.2%

75 Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert

26,816

27,435

97.7%

76 St. Albert

28,191

28,731

98.1%

77 Stony Plain

24,978

25,799

96.8%

78 Strathcona

26,891

27,605

97.4%

79 Strathmore-Brooks

25,237

25,368

99.5%

80 Vermilion-Lloydminster

21,472

21,600

99.4%

81 West Yellowhead

16,710

17,571

95.1%

82 Wetaskiwin-Camrose

23,593

23,967

98.4%

83 Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

20,101

20,625

97.5%

Totals:

1,931,250

1,982,843

97.4%

1This represents the number of names on the Lists of Electors after elector information was confirmed, revised, added and deleted during the August 28 to September 12 door-to-door Enumeration.

2This includes the number of names on the Lists of Electors from the Enumeration, with the addition of elector information collected throughout the Revisions Period and on Polling Day, and following the deletion of duplicated, relocated and deceased electors.

3The percentage of names of electors on the March 2005 Lists of Electors that were included on the October 2004 Lists.

4This includes names of 5,135 electors from the National Register of Electors provided by Elections Canada.

Table 4: Optional Information Contained in the Register

  Electoral Division

Electors
(October 2004)

Date of Birth
Received

Gender
Received

Telephone
Numbers Received

01 Dunvegan-Central Peace

14,839

12,513

84.33%

14,291

96.31%

13,429

90.50%

02 Calgary-Bow

26,487

18,714

70.65%

24,463

92.36%

20,064

75.75%

03 Calgary-Buffalo

23,211

18,920

81.51%

18,639

80.30%

13,149

*56.65%

*Data from the National Register of Electors provided by Elections Canada does not include telephone numbers.
04 Calgary-Cross

21,602

14,487

67.06%

19,989

92.53%

16,140

74.72%

05 Calgary-Currie

22,680

16,451

72.54%

20,952

92.38%

16,122

71.08%

06 Calgary-East

21,887

15,594

71.25%

21,349

97.54%

16,748

76.52%

07 Calgary-Egmont

26,806

24,442

91.18%

26,504

98.87%

24,832

92.64%

08 Calgary-Elbow

24,997

18,050

72.21%

23,552

94.22%

20,855

83.43%

09 Calgary-Fish Creek

25,822

22,299

86.36%

25,193

97.56%

24,257

93.94%

10 Calgary-Foothills

26,705

20,248

75.82%

25,863

96.85%

22,296

83.49%

11 Calgary-Fort

22,561

18,728

83.01%

21,953

97.31%

19,888

88.15%

12 Calgary-Glenmore

25,283

21,623

85.52%

24,891

98.45%

22,633

89.52%

13 Calgary-Hays

24,379

22,276

91.37%

24,087

98.80%

22,601

92.71%

14 Calgary-Lougheed

25,718

22,200

86.32%

25,507

99.18%

23,517

91.44%

15 Calgary-Mackay

27,361

20,777

75.94%

25,160

91.96%

22,532

82.35%

16 Calgary-McCall

20,670

11,698

56.59%

19,780

95.69%

14,398

69.66%

17 Calgary-Montrose

21,654

18,468

85.29%

21,154

97.69%

19,919

91.99%

18 Calgary-Mountain View

25,637

18,710

72.98%

23,651

92.25%

20,070

78.29%

19 Calgary-North Hill

21,992

16,232

73.81%

20,860

94.85%

17,058

77.56%

20 Calgary-North West

31,815

27,372

86.03%

30,896

97.11%

28,922

90.91%

21 Calgary-Nose Hill

22,846

18,449

80.75%

22,212

97.22%

19,523

85.45%

22 Calgary-Shaw

25,761

23,336

90.59%

25,643

99.54%

24,341

94.49%

23 Calgary-Varsity

25,048

19,764

78.90%

24,163

96.47%

20,957

83.67%

24 Calgary-West

29,890

21,147

70.75%

27,502

92.01%

23,004

76.96%

25 Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview

22,627

17,756

78.47%

21,678

95.81%

17,146

75.78%

26 Edmonton-Calder

22,461

18,010

80.18%

20,843

92.80%

17,825

79.36%

27 Edmonton-Castle Downs

28,356

25,095

88.50%

28,054

98.93%

25,361

89.44%

28 Edmonton-Centre

20,001

17,028

85.14%

19,530

97.65%

15,502

77.51%

29 Edmonton-Decore

24,036

18,859

78.46%

23,160

96.36%

21,085

87.72%

30 Edmonton-Ellerslie

22,798

18,714

82.09%

21,814

95.68%

18,599

81.58%

31 Edmonton-Glenora

21,757

19,399

89.16%

21,121

97.08%

19,338

88.88%

32 Edmonton-Gold Bar

24,115

20,409

84.63%

23,010

95.42%

20,789

86.21%

33 Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood

21,558

17,278

80.15%

20,604

95.57%

17,056

79.12%

34 Edmonton-Manning

24,529

21,296

86.82%

23,815

97.09%

21,798

88.87%

35 Edmonton-McClung

23,845

19,870

83.33%

20,659

86.64%

19,061

79.94%

36 Edmonton-Meadowlark

23,073

18,157

78.69%

22,137

95.94%

18,444

79.94%

37 Edmonton-Mill Creek

23,269

19,677

84.56%

22,319

95.92%

20,941

90.00%

38 Edmonton-Mill Woods

22,524

19,217

85.32%

21,363

94.85%

18,406

81.72%

39 Edmonton-Riverview

23,645

19,428

82.17%

22,123

93.56%

19,436

82.20%

40 Edmonton-Rutherford

23,211

20,438

88.05%

22,592

97.33%

20,173

86.91%

41 Edmonton-Strathcona

22,028

16,392

74.41%

19,411

88.12%

15,499

70.36%

42 Edmonton-Whitemud

30,078

25,829

85.87%

29,185

97.03%

27,339

90.89%

43 Airdrie-Chestermere

29,382

22,784

77.54%

25,138

85.56%

23,733

80.77%

44 Athabasca-Redwater

23,320

21,917

93.98%

23,158

99.31%

21,693

93.02%

45 Banff-Cochrane

20,467

15,960

77.98%

19,237

93.99%

16,291

79.60%

46 Barrhead-Morinville-Westlock

22,172

20,074

90.54%

21,515

97.04%

20,330

91.69%

47 Battle River-Wainwright

20,097

17,756

88.35%

19,215

95.61%

18,496

92.03%

48 Bonnyville-Cold Lake

17,704

16,188

91.44%

17,416

98.37%

15,895

89.78%

49 Cardston-Taber-Warner

18,672

17,062

91.38%

18,490

99.03%

17,676

94.67%

50 Cypress-Medicine Hat

21,695

19,712

90.86%

21,301

98.18%

20,378

93.93%

51 Drayton Valley-Calmar

18,388

16,575

90.14%

17,620

95.82%

16,505

89.76%

52 Drumheller-Stettler

20,063

17,923

89.33%

19,317

96.28%

18,718

93.30%

53 Foothills-Rocky View

21,143

16,514

78.11%

19,469

92.08%

18,585

87.90%

54 Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo

25,578

21,287

83.22%

25,327

99.02%

20,874

81.61%

55 Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

24,177

22,608

93.51%

24,017

99.34%

22,647

93.67%

56 Grande Prairie-Smoky

21,044

16,770

79.69%

19,736

93.78%

17,127

81.39%

57 Grande Prairie-Wapiti

21,527

18,961

88.08%

21,063

97.84%

19,646

91.26%

58 Highwood

22,591

20,247

89.62%

22,229

98.40%

21,143

93.59%

59 Innisfail-Sylvan Lake

23,419

21,982

93.86%

23,155

98.87%

22,360

95.48%

60 Lac La Biche-St. Paul

17,909

15,950

89.06%

17,251

96.33%

16,500

92.13%

61 Lacombe-Ponoka

24,977

22,268

89.15%

24,312

97.34%

23,341

93.45%

62 Leduc-Beaumont-Devon

26,343

23,334

88.58%

25,388

96.37%

24,506

93.03%

63 Lesser Slave Lake

18,660

12,421

66.56%

15,854

84.96%

10,919

58.52%

64 Lethbridge-East

25,944

23,471

90.47%

25,817

99.51%

23,726

91.45%

65 Lethbridge-West

23,408

18,277

78.08%

21,878

93.46%

19,032

81.31%

66 Little Bow

19,295

16,306

84.51%

18,611

96.46%

16,589

85.98%

67 Livingstone-Macleod

21,430

15,173

70.80%

17,966

83.84%

15,563

72.62%

68 Medicine Hat

25,107

21,445

85.41%

24,516

97.65%

21,875

87.13%

69 Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills

21,291

17,474

82.07%

20,673

97.10%

18,694

87.80%

70 Peace River

16,567

14,339

86.55%

15,885

95.88%

14,368

86.73%

71 Red Deer-North

21,625

17,889

82.72%

21,055

97.36%

19,140

88.51%

72 Red Deer-South

26,748

22,353

83.57%

25,644

95.87%

23,250

86.92%

73 Rocky Mountain House

20,868

18,638

89.31%

20,264

97.11%

19,378

92.86%

74 Sherwood Park

26,088

23,886

91.56%

25,805

98.92%

24,594

94.27%

75 Spruce Grove-Sturgeon-St. Albert

26,816

24,519

91.43%

26,330

98.19%

24,580

91.66%

76 St. Albert

28,191

24,896

88.31%

27,428

97.29%

25,809

91.55%

77 Stony Plain

24,978

20,630

82.59%

23,610

94.52%

21,350

85.48%

78 Strathcona

26,891

23,942

89.03%

25,862

96.17%

24,279

90.29%

79 Strathmore-Brooks

25,237

22,695

89.93%

24,942

98.83%

23,019

91.21%

80 Vermilion-Lloydminster

21,472

19,194

89.39%

21,062

98.09%

19,795

92.19%

81 West Yellowhead

16,710

13,559

81.14%

15,436

92.38%

13,297

79.58%

82 Wetaskiwin-Camrose

23,593

21,213

89.91%

23,124

98.01%

21,450

90.92%

83 Whitecourt-Ste. Anne

20,101

17,470

86.91%

19,285

95.94%

17,075

84.95%

Totals:

1,931,250

1,611,012

83.42%

1,847,073

95.64%

1,655,279

85.71%