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Elections Alberta Releases 2021-22 Annual Report

December 01, 2022

EDMONTON – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer and Election Commissioner, Glen Resler, released his 2021-22 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; Recommendations for the Election Act and Parts 5.1 and 8 of the Local Authorities Election Act; The status of complaints and investigations conducted under…

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Official Results for Brooks-Medicine Hat By-Election

November 18, 2022

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta has announced the Official Results for the Brooks-Medicine Hat By-Election held on November 8, 2022. Official Results are available on the Elections Alberta website, under “Election Results.” Results include information on the number of ballots cast, number of electors on the list of electors, which includes new registrations, and poll-by-poll results for each candidate. The successful candidate in the Brooks-Medicine Hat By-Election is Danielle Smith, representing the United Conservative Party. The…

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Voting Places Open for Provincial By-Election in Brooks-Medicine Hat

November 08, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms the voting places for the Brooks-Medicine Hat By-Election are now open. Election Day voting locations are open today between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Voter Eligibility Canadian citizens who are at least 18 years of age on election day are eligible to vote if they are an ordinary resident of the electoral division. Electors who are uncertain if they reside in the electoral…

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Advance Voter Turnout for the Brooks-Medicine Hat By-Election

November 07, 2022

EDMONTON – Preliminary voter turnout figures are now available for the advance vote that commenced on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, and ended on Saturday, November 5, 2022, in the Brooks-Medicine Hat by-election. The following table provides the turnout figures for the by-election as well as the comparative numbers from the 2019 Provincial General Election (PGE). Brooks-Medicine Hat Advance Poll Turnout 2022 By-Election 2019 Provincial Election Number of Eligible Electors Includes those on the List of…

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Advance Voting is now open for the by-election in Brooks-Medicine Hat

November 01, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms advance voting locations in Brooks-Medicine Hat are now open. Advance voting locations are available from Tuesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 5, 2022. Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Advance Voting Locations Name Tuesday November 1 Wednesday November 2 Thursday November 3 Friday November 4 Saturday November 5 Pioneer Damsiters Drop-In Centre 317 2 Avenue, Bassano 9 AM – 8 PM 9 AM – 8…

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Writ has been issued for the Brooks-Medicine Hat By Election

October 11, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that a writ was issued today to administer a by-election in Brooks-Medicine Hat to elect a member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. The Chief Electoral Officer has the authority, under sections 9(1) and 47(1) of the Election Act to appoint returning officers and election clerks. These officers play a vital role in the fair and impartial management of provincial general elections and by-elections. “Appointments have…

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Chief Electoral Officer’s Report on the 2021 Senate Election and Referendum Vote

September 26, 2022

EDMONTON – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer and Election Commissioner, Glen Resler, released his report on the 2021 Senate Election and Referendum Vote. The Senate Election and Referendum Vote was held on Monday, October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections. Electors selected three senate nominees who may be summoned to the Senate of Canada, to fill a vacancy or vacancies relating to Alberta and responded to two referendum questions: Should section…

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Effective today, new legislation enables electors in Alberta to conduct citizen initiative and recall petitions

April 07, 2022

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta is implementing the application and petition processes for the Recall Act and Citizen Initiative Act. Recall Act: Recall is a process to remove a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from office between elections, by collecting signatures in the Member’s electoral division. To make an application for a recall petition, an individual must be an elector who has lived in the electoral division for at least three months prior to the date…

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Amendments to the Election Act and Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act Now in Force

March 31, 2022

EDMONTON – Today, amendments to the Election Act and Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act introduced in Bill 81: Election Statutes Amendment Act have come into force. Updated information on these changes are now available on the Elections Alberta website at www.elections.ab.ca. Highlight of Changes Fixed Election Date: Alberta’s next Provincial General Election is scheduled for May 29, 2023. Mandatory Identification: Consistent with municipal and federal election processes, electors will now be required to show…

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Official Results for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche By-Election

March 25, 2022

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta has announced the Official Results for the Fort McMurray Lac La Biche By-Election held on March 15, 2022. Official Results are available on the Elections Alberta website, under “Election Results.” Results include information on the number of ballots cast, number of electors on the list of electors, which includes new registrations, and poll-by-poll results for each candidate. The successful candidate in the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche By-Election is Brian Jean, representing…

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