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Elections Alberta launches Recruitment Campaign for upcoming Provincial General Election hiring for nearly 20,000 jobs across the province

April 03, 2023

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta announced today they have launched a recruitment campaign for the next Provincial General Election. Across the 87 electoral divisions, approximately 20,000 staff will be hired to deliver voting services to Albertans. A wide range of positions are required, including Site Supervisors, Information Officers, Voting Officers, Record Clerks, Registration Officers, Ballot Box Clerks, and Site Monitors. “Election officers are an essential part of the voting process,” said Pamela Renwick, Deputy Chief Electoral…

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Voter Registration Opens For Provincial Election Plus, ID Requirements Made Easy

March 29, 2023

EDMONTON – Starting today, households across Alberta will begin receiving information in their mailboxes from Elections Alberta on registering to vote in the upcoming Provincial General Election. Electors are encouraged to register or update their information at, or by calling the Provincial Contact Centre at 1 877 422 8683. The Contact Centre is available from 8:15 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends. Accessing Voterlink Electors accessing…

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Special Ballot Applications Now Open For Voting by Mail

March 01, 2023

ELECTIONS ALBERTA OFFERS VOTING OPTIONS FOR EVERYONE EDMONTON – Albertans head to the polls May 29, 2023, and Elections Alberta is committed to ensuring voting is easy and accessible for everyone. Along with voting in-person on Election Day, there are five days of advance voting, mobile voting stations, Special Ballot voting and a mail-in ballot option for electors unable to vote in-person. Albertans are encouraged to start thinking about where they will be in May…

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New Party Spending Limit For 2023 Provincial Election

February 01, 2023

With the Provincial General Election scheduled for May 29, 2023, raising awareness of changes parties and the public need to be aware of is a priority for Elections Alberta. “Our role is to ensure the election process is transparent,” says Glen Resler, Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer. “Elections Alberta is here to provide parties, candidates and voters with helpful, easy to access information and to encourage voter engagement.” One of the most significant impacts to parties…

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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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