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Election Commissioner Appointed

October 02, 2023

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, has appointed Paula Hale as interim Election Commissioner effective October 1, 2023. As previous General Counsel to Elections Alberta and former partner at Shores Jardine LLP, Ms. Hale brings extensive experience in electoral legislation and administrative law to this position. A formal competition for the Election Commissioner position is planned for Spring 2024. Background Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, has held the position of Election Commissioner since…

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2023 Provincial General Election Official Results Released

June 08, 2023

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta has released the official results for the 2023 Provincial General Election. This election saw 1,777,321 votes cast, for a turnout of 59.5 percent. Of that, a record-breaking 758,640 electors chose to vote during advance voting days, with 21.9 percent of people using the ‘Vote Anywhere’ service. In the ten days since Election Day, all Returning Officers completed the official count process. Two electoral divisions, Calgary-Acadia and Calgary-Glenmore, saw a difference of…

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Voting Places Open For 2023 Provincial General Election

May 29, 2023

Voting locations are now open for the 2023 Provincial General Election and will be open until 8 p.m. tonight. Electors voting today must visit their assigned voting location to cast their ballot. Where to Vote cards detailing assigned voting locations were mailed earlier this month. Electors may also find their assigned voting locations and access additional voting information at https://map.elections.ab.ca. All voting locations on Election Day are open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. However,…

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Advance Voting Locations Now Open

May 23, 2023

EDMONTON – Advance voting locations are now open for the 2023 Provincial General Election and will be available throughout Alberta until Saturday, May 27, 2023. “Elections Alberta will once again be providing the Vote Anywhere Service during advancing voting days,” said Glen Resler, Chief Electoral Officer. “This adds convenience, allowing electors to vote at any advance voting location in the province and receive the ballot for their home electoral division.” To aid the election process, Elections…

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Update For Electors Impacted By Wildfire

May 19, 2023

EDMONTON – Ensuring that every voter in Alberta has an opportunity to cast their ballot in the 2023 Provincial General Election is a priority for Elections Alberta. Elections Alberta is closely monitoring the wildfires and evacuations that are occurring to determine how voters can be supported to cast their ballot. At this time the Chief Electoral Officer is not currently seeking to discontinue the election in any electoral division. Impacts to Voting Places Voting place…

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Candidate Nominations Now Closed for 2023 Provincial General Election

May 11, 2023

EDMONTON – Candidate nominations for the 2023 Provincial General Election are now closed. “Returning Officers have just finalized their review and acceptance of nomination papers that were received before the 2 p.m. deadline,” said Glen Resler, Chief Electoral Officer. “The final candidate list is now available on the Elections Alberta website.” The list of candidates can be viewed and downloaded by visiting https://www.elections.ab.ca/current-election-information/candidates/. There are 14 registered political parties and 349 nominated candidates. Electors have…

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Voter Information for Electors Displaced by Wildfires

May 05, 2023

EDMONTON – Ensuring that every voter in Alberta has an opportunity to cast their ballot in the 2023 Provincial General Election is a priority for Elections Alberta. Elections Alberta is closely monitoring the wildfires and evacuations that are occurring to determine how voters can be supported to cast their ballot. At this time, no returning offices or voting places have been impacted and in-person voting will continue to be offered at all locations, where possible….

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Writs Issued for the 2023 Provincial General Election

May 01, 2023

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that Writs were issued today to administer elections across Alberta. The 31st Provincial General Election will be held on May 29, 2023. “We are excited to welcome Albertans back to the polls this month,” said Resler. “Returning Officers have been appointed, and we are in the process of recruiting and training nearly 20,000 Election Officers to conduct voting in the 87 electoral divisions across the province.”…

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Elections Alberta launches Recruitment Campaign for upcoming Provincial General Election hiring for nearly 20,000 jobs across the province

April 03, 2023

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta announced today they have launched a recruitment campaign for the next Provincial General Election. Across the 87 electoral divisions, approximately 20,000 staff will be hired to deliver voting services to Albertans. A wide range of positions are required, including Site Supervisors, Information Officers, Voting Officers, Record Clerks, Registration Officers, Ballot Box Clerks, and Site Monitors. “Election officers are an essential part of the voting process,” said Pamela Renwick, Deputy Chief Electoral…

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Voter Registration Opens For Provincial Election Plus, ID Requirements Made Easy

March 29, 2023

EDMONTON – Starting today, households across Alberta will begin receiving information in their mailboxes from Elections Alberta on registering to vote in the upcoming Provincial General Election. Electors are encouraged to register or update their information at www.voterlink.ab.ca, or by calling the Provincial Contact Centre at 1 877 422 8683. The Contact Centre is available from 8:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends. Accessing Voterlink Electors accessing…

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