Chief Electoral Officer Releases 2023 Provincial General Election Report

May 14, 2024

EDMONTON – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, released his report on the 2023 Provincial General Election Report and the accompanying Statement of Vote .

These two volumes include information on the provincial enumeration and election, including preparation activities, event costs, financial disclosures of political participants, recommendations for legislative change, and detailed electoral division results and maps.

The 2023 Provincial General Election was Alberta’s first fixed date election, held on Monday, May 29, 2023, following a 28-day election period. A total of 1,777,315 electors voted in the election, resulting in a voter turnout of 60.5% (67.5% in 2019).

Despite wildfire activity throughout the Writ Period, which impacted thousands of electors and political participants, the 2023 Provincial General Election was Alberta’s most accessible election. Improvements such as expanded advance voting and mobile voting options, increased special ballot access, and the introduction of voter assist terminals were embraced by electors, with 47.2% of electors using an alternate voting method. This included 757,453 ballots cast during advance voting, 24,282 cast during mobile voting, and 51,351 voting by special ballot.

These expanded voting opportunities–along with the dedication, commitment, and responsiveness of Elections Alberta staff, returning office staff, and election officers–enabled the election to be successfully conducted in all 87 electoral divisions in Alberta.

“My appreciation goes out to the over 13,000 Albertans who worked tirelessly in these very challenging circumstances to provide timely and efficient information and voting services to voters,” said Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler.

The Chief Electoral Officer has included recommendations in the report for legislative change. These recommendations are intended to further encourage voter participation, build flexibility and resilience into elections to address and mitigate emergency situations, clarify language, and better align the Election Act and Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act.

As of March 26, 2024, there were over 2.9 million electors on the Post Election Day List of Electors. The election had a total cost of $36,749,588, or $12.50 per registered elector. The enumeration had a total cost of $2,378,959, or $9.67 per participating household.

Elections Alberta is an independent, non-partisan office of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta responsible for administering provincial elections, by-elections, and referenda.

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