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Chief Electoral Officer Releases 2023 Provincial General Election Report

May 14, 2024

EDMONTON – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released his report on the 2023 Provincial General Election Report and the accompanying Statement of Vote . These two volumes include information on the provincial enumeration and election, including preparation activities, event costs, financial disclosures of political participants, recommendations for legislative change, and detailed electoral division results and maps. The 2023 Provincial General Election was Alberta’s first fixed date election, held on Monday, May 29, 2023,…

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Elections Alberta Releases Post Election Day List of Electors

April 02, 2024

EDMONTON – Following a Provincial General Election, Elections Alberta releases an updated List of Electors to registered political parties and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). The number of names on the Post Election Day List of Electors is also used to determine the number of signatures required for petitions relating to citizen initiatives, recall of MLAs, or forming a new political party. These thresholds will be in place until a new list is generated…

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Elections Alberta Releases Updated Contribution and Expense Limits

January 23, 2024

EDMONTON – Following a Provincial General Election, Elections Alberta is responsible for adjusting contribution and expense limits in accordance with the consumer price index (CPI) published by Statistics Canada. Adjustments take effect on January 1st of the year following a general election. The last adjustment to contribution and expense limits took place on January 1, 2020. The adjustment is calculated based on the percent increase, if any, of the consumer price index for the period beginning…

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Behind the scenes – Election shipments

February 13, 2019

Our warehouse team has been very busy preparing for the upcoming election! Check out this behind-the-scenes video of our election supplies being shipped out. All in, that’s 11 semi-trucks full of 532 containers – delivered across Alberta –all within one week!

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Office of the Election Commissioner

July 03, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018; the Office of the Election Commissioner has been established. The Election Commissioner’s Office is responsible for fully investigating complaints, levying administrative penalties, issuing letters of reprimand, entering into compliance agreements, and recommending prosecutions. The role of the office is to ensure compliance with, and enforcement of, regulated entities under the Election Act and Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act. To submit a complaint or to make an allegation of a breach,…

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International Day of Democracy

September 13, 2017

Today, the City of Edmonton is holding a panel discussion around democracy, with the talk focusing upon two videos released by the United Nations. View the videos here: International Day of Democracy Building Effective Accountable and Inclusive Institutions to Achieve Sustainable Development   Respond to the questions below: Question 1: This year’s theme of democracy and conflict prevention focuses on the critical need to strengthen democratic institutions to promote peace and stability. A more integrated…

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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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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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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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