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Writ Issued for Provincial By-Election in Calgary-Greenway

February 23, 2016

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that a Writ was issued to administer a by-election to be held in Calgary-Greenway. “The Returning Officer and Election Clerk have been appointed and are ready to manage and conduct voting in the electoral division”, said Resler. Election Day is on March 22nd, 2016. Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since September 22nd, 2015 and are at least 18 years of age or older on…

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Calgary-Foothills By-Election Unofficial Advance Poll Voter Turnout

September 02, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, has released the Unofficial Advance Poll Voter Turnout numbers for the four days of Advance Polls held on August 26th to 29th, 2015. We have an unofficial total of 4,146 electors who voted in Calgary-Foothills at the Advance Polls. This represents 12% of the total electorate. “We experienced a strong voter turnout at the advance polls. In comparison, Calgary-Foothills electors cast 2,968 ballots at the October 2014…

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Writ Issued for Provincial By-Election in Calgary-Foothills

August 07, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that a Writ was issued to administer a by-election to be held in Calgary-Foothills. “The Returning Officer and Election Clerk have been appointed and are ready to manage and conduct voting in the electoral division”, said Resler. Election Day is on September 3, 2015. Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since March 3, 2015 and are at least 18 years of age or older on…

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Unofficial Advance Poll Voter Turnout

May 04, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, has today released the Unofficial Advance Poll Voter Turnout numbers for the Advance Polls held on April 29th, 30th, May 1st, and May 2nd, 2015. “We have an unofficial total of 235,410 electors who voted across Alberta at the Advance Polls which represents an increase of 31% in Advance Poll voters compared to the 2012 Provincial General Election.” In 2012 there were 179,820 voters over a three…

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Writs Issued for 2015 General Election

April 07, 2015

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that Writs were issued today to administer elections across Alberta. “Returning Officers and Election Clerks have been appointed and trained along with their office teams and are ready to manage and conduct voting in the eighty seven (87) electoral divisions identified,” said Resler. Polling Day is on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015. Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since November 4th, 2014 and are at least…

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Advance Poll Voter Turnout

October 27, 2014

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta today announced preliminary voter turnout numbers for the Advance Polls that commenced on Wednesday, October 22 and ended on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in each of the four electoral divisions holding by-elections: Calgary-Elbow; Calgary-Foothills; Calgary-West; and Edmonton-Whitemud. An estimated 9,698 ballots were cast in total by electors during the four days of Advance Poll voting in the four electoral divisions. This compares to 12,335 ballots cast in total during three days…

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Four Days of Advance Polls Begins

October 22, 2014

EDMONTON – Advance Polls in each of the four electoral divisions: Calgary-Elbow; Calgary-Foothills; Calgary-West; and Edmonton-Whitemud begin today, Wednesday, October 22 and are available through Saturday, October 25, 2014. All Alberta electors resident in these Electoral Divisions can vote at Advance Poll locations from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Advance Poll locations are printed on Notice of Voter Registration Cards sent to all registered electors. A complete list of Advance Poll locations is available at www.elections.ab.ca…

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Writs Issued for Four By-Elections in Alberta: Calgary-Elbow; Calgary-Foothills Calgary-West; and Edmonton-Whitemud

September 29, 2014

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that Writs were issued today to administer four (4) by-elections to be held in Calgary-Elbow; Calgary-Foothills; Calgary-West; and Edmonton-Whitemud. “Returning Officers and Election Clerks have been appointed and trained along with their office teams and are ready to manage and conduct voting in the four (4) electoral divisions identified,” said Resler. Polling Day is on October 27, 2014. Canadian citizens who have lived in Alberta since…

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Decision Relating to Investigation into Campaign Contributions Now Posted to Website

May 01, 2013

EDMONTON – After receipt of a request, the complete decision of the Chief Electoral Officer relating to the investigation into allegations that a $430,000 contribution was made during the April 2012 general election campaign, in violation of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act), has been published on the Chief Electoral Officer’s website. The publication was made under Section 5.2(3)(b) of the Act. View the decision at: https://www.elections.ab.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012_Findings_and_decisions_regarding_investigations-1.pdf Elections Alberta is an independent…

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Process for Release of Information Relating to Investigation Into Campaign Contributions

April 30, 2013

EDMONTON – O. Brian Fjeldheim concluded his investigation into allegations that a $430,000 contribution was made during the April 2012 general election campaign, in violation of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (the Act). He reached his decision on the matter prior to the expiry of his term on April 23, 2013. Release of his decision is deferred to allow for appropriate notice to those involved. Notice of the decision will be released to…

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