A vacancy was created in the electoral division of Calgary-Lougheed upon the resignation of Dave Rodney, member of the Legislative Assembly, effective November 1, 2017.
The Government of Alberta is required to make an order authorizing the issue of a writ for a by-election within 6 months, in accordance with Section 32(2) of the Legislative Assembly Act. The writ was issued November 16, 2017, with the polling date set for December 14, 2017.
In accordance with section 9.3(4) of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (EFCDA), persons who intend to seek the endorsement in a nomination contest as the official candidate of a registered party shall file an application for registration with Elections Alberta at the earliest of the following:
- when the person announces his or her intention to seek endorsement as the official candidate of a registered party in an electoral division, or
- when the person incurs expenses in relation to the person’s nomination campaign, or
- when the person receives contributions in relation to the person’s nomination campaign.
Chief Financial Officers of registered parties or registered constituency associations must file a statement setting out the details of a nomination contest, in accordance with Section 9.3(1) of the EFCDA. Statements received by Elections Alberta regarding nomination contests in Calgary-Lougheed appear below, as well as the contestants registered for that nomination contest.
|Political Party||Date of Official Call||Date of Close of Nominations||Date of Selection|
|United Conservative Party||November 10, 2017||November 13, 2017||November 27, 2017|
|Jason Kenney – Registered October 30, 2017; Acclaimed November 14, 2017|
|Alberta New Democratic Party||November 16, 2017||November 18, 2017||November 18, 2017|
|Phillip van der Merwe – Registered November 16, 2017; Acclaimed November 18, 2017|
|Green Party of Alberta||November 18, 2017||November 18, 2017||November 18, 2017|
|Romy Tittel – Registered November 18, 2017; Acclaimed November 18, 2017|
Details regarding nomination contests and contestants are posted here as updated information is received by Elections Alberta.