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Introducing The Youth VOTE Program

November 30, 2020

In the 2019 Post-Election Survey, we asked electors who did not vote why they chose not to. Some respondents answered with statements about disillusionment, alienation, inconvenience, or a lack of knowledge about the election as a whole. However, the most common response was: “No reason in particular.” 48% of respondents And, when asked, what, if anything could have encouraged respondents to vote, the response was: “Nothing.” 52% of respondents By The Numbers When comparing this…

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Elections Alberta Releases 2019-20 Annual Report

November 26, 2020

EDMONTON – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer and Election Commissioner, Glen Resler, released his 2019-20 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; An update on the amalgamation of the former Office of the Election Commissioner with Elections Alberta; The status of complaints and investigations conducted under…

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Chief Electoral Officer Releases Volume III of the 2019 Provincial General Election Report

July 21, 2020

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released the third volume of his report on the 2019 Provincial General Election today. This volume reports on the election finances activities of all political participants in the 2019 Provincial General Election. The Provincial General Election was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Elections Alberta registered a total of 1,294 political participants for the Election, comprising 13 political parties, 710 nomination contestants, 541 candidates and 30 election third party advertisers. All participants…

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Chief Electoral Officer Releases 2019 Provincial General Election Report

March 16, 2020

EDMONTON – Today the Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released the first two of three volumes of his report on the 2019 Provincial General Election. These two volumes include information on the election event, statistics, costs, recommendations and poll-by-poll results. A third volume is planned for release in the summer of 2020 and will report on the financial activities of political participants related to the General Election. The Provincial General Election was held on Tuesday,…

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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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Chief Electoral Officer Releases 2018-2019 Annual Report

November 26, 2019

EDMONTON – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released his 2018-2019 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 the registration and deregistration of political parties and constituency associations; Overview of nomination contestants and candidates financial returns from the 2018 by-elections, Information on financial reports, statements and returns filed by registered political entities; Recommendations for legislative…

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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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Chief Electoral Officer Releases 2018 Enumeration Report

October 10, 2019

EDMONTON – Today the Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released his report on the 2018 Provincial Enumeration, pursuant to section 21(4) of the Election Act. The enumeration was conducted between August 1 and October 5, 2018 in an effort to register voters in advance of the 2019 Provincial General Election. Electors were provided with three ways to register to vote; online, over the phone or at the door. There were 5,692 enumerators hired to collect…

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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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