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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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Elections Alberta Releases 2022-2023 Annual Report

November 22, 2023

EDMONTON – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released his 2022-23 Annual Report, pursuant to section 4(2) of the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act and section 4(7) of the Election Act. The report highlights: Information on financial reports, statements, and returns filed by registered political entities; The status of complaints and investigations conducted under the authority of the Election Commissioner; and Financial statements for the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer. The report…

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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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