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Election Commissioner Transition Update

November 28, 2019

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta is in the process of transitioning the role of the Election Commissioner into Elections Alberta operations. The following decisions have been made regarding transitional matters. Disclosure Practices On November 26, 2019, Elections Alberta posted updated investigation results for investigations that had commenced prior to the formation of the Office of the Election Commissioner. This disclosure followed the format that has historically been used by the office, which does not include individual…

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Role of Election Commissioner Moved to Office of the Chief Electoral Officer

November 22, 2019

EDMONTON – Bill 22, the Reform of Agencies, Boards and Commissions and Government Enterprises Act came into effect on November 22, 2019, dissolving the Office of the Election Commissioner and transferring all its responsibilities to the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer (Elections Alberta). All investigations begun by the Office of the Election Commissioner will continue under Elections Alberta’s statutory mandate. Prior to July 2018, when the Office of the Election Commissioner was created, Elections…

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2019 Provincial General Election Official Results Released

April 26, 2019

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta today released official results for the 2019 Provincial General Election. A record number of votes were cast in the provincial general election at 1,905,520. A record number of electors also chose to vote in advance polls, with 36.7% of electors who voted, choosing this voting option. This record number of voters in advance is the highest seen in any Canadian federal, provincial or territorial election. Additionally, of the electors that chose…

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2019 Provincial General Election Unofficial Results Released

April 19, 2019

EDMONTON – The final poll has been counted! The unofficial results have been released. Unofficial voter turnout is 71.1% based on 1,880,508 votes cast and 2,643,453 registered electors. To see the results visit www.elections.ab.ca and select ‘view unofficial results‘. Elections Alberta is an independent non-partisan office of the Legislative Assembly responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections and referenda. Media Inquiries will not be available until Tuesday April 23, 2019. Please contact: Pamela Renwick Director, Operations…

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2019 Provincial General Election Advance Poll Vote Anywhere Unofficial Results

April 18, 2019

EDMONTON –Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler has released the unofficial results for one of the two outstanding polls to be reported. Approximately 138,907 ballots have been counted. In total approximately 223,000 total ballots were cast by electors outside of their electoral divisions. Elections Alberta continues to count the final poll; with counting to be completed by Saturday. To see the results visit www.elections.ab.ca and select ‘view unofficial results’. Elections Alberta is an independent non-partisan office…

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2019 Provincial General Election Advance Poll Turnout

April 15, 2019

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta today announced unofficial voter turnout numbers for the advance polls that commenced on Tuesday, April 9th and ended on Saturday, April 13th, 2019.  Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler stated “The turnout at advance polls was record breaking, with almost triple the number of votes cast at the advance polls than in the 2015 general election.  With over 696,000 ballots cast province wide in five days, my appreciation goes out to all…

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Advance Polls Now Open

April 09, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that advance polls are now open. Advance poll locations are available throughout the province from Tuesday, April 9 to Saturday, April 13. Advance poll locations are available to all eligible electors and for the first time are providing a ‘Vote Anywhere’ service, whereby electors can receive the ballot for their electoral divisions, at any location. Information about the locations and their hours of operations can be…

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Writs Issued for the 30th Provincial General Election

March 19, 2019

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that Writs were issued today to administer elections across Alberta. “I am pleased to implement new legislation for the general election that will provide electors with new and improved voting opportunities, such as an additional day of advance poll voting and the ability for all electors to vote at any advance poll location in the province, using our vote anywhere technology,” said Resler. Election Day is…

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Alberta’s Provincial Enumeration

August 22, 2018

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Provincial Enumeration is underway, with just 2 weeks left for Albertan’s to register to vote by confirming or providing their information to Elections Alberta before door-to-door visits commence on September 8, 2018. Information is being collected on all electors, who are residents of Alberta that are 18 years of age or older and Canadian citizens, to ensure that they are on the list of electors that will be used for the 2019…

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Official Results Are Now Available For The Provincial By-Elections In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake And Fort McMurray-Conklin

July 23, 2018

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta today announced the official results for the provincial by-elections in Innisfail-Sylvan Lake and Fort McMurray-Conklin that took place on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The official results are available on the Elections Alberta website: https://www.elections.ab.ca/election-results/. The results include information on the number of ballots cast, number of electors on the List of Electors following the event, as well as poll-by-poll results for each candidate. The successful candidate in Innisfail-Sylvan Lake was Devin…

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