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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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Polls Open for Provincial By-Election in Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche

March 15, 2022

EDMONTON – Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms the polls for the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche By-Election are now open. Election Day poll locations are open today between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. 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 Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche electoral division. Every elector is assigned a polling location based…

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Advance Poll Voter Turnout for the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche By-Election

March 14, 2022

EDMONTON – Preliminary voter turnout figures are now available for the advance polls that commenced on Tuesday March 8, 2022, and ended on Saturday, March 12, 2022, in the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche 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. Fort McMurray – Lac La Biche Advance Poll Turnout 2022 By-Election 2019 Provincial Election Number of Eligible Electors Includes…

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Advance polls are now open for the by-election in Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche

March 08, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms advance polls in Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche are now open. Advance poll locations are available from Tuesday, March 8 to Saturday, March 12, 2022. Election day is March 15, 2022. Advance Poll Locations Name Tuesday March 8 Wednesday March 9 Thursday March 10 Friday March 11 Saturday March 12 BOLD CENTER COMMUNITY HALL 8702 91 AVENUE, LAC LA BICHE 9 AM – 8 PM 9 AM…

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Writ has been issued for the Fort McMurray- Lac La Biche by-election

February 15, 2022

EDMONTON – Alberta’s Chief Electoral Officer, Glen Resler, confirms that a writ was issued today to administer a by-election in Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche 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….

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Elections Alberta Releases 2020-21 Annual Report

November 25, 2021

EDMONTON – Today, the Chief Electoral Officer and Election Commissioner, Glen Resler, released his 2020-21 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…

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Daylight Saving Time Official Results Updated

October 26, 2021

EDMONTON – – The City of Grande Prairie informed Elections Alberta that the official results they provided for the Referendum Question on Daylight Saving Time contained an error. The number of votes for “yes” and “no” were inadvertently switched. Updated results are available at elections.ab.ca. Referendum Vote: Daylight Saving Time The referendum question on Daylight Saving Time asked electors: Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the…

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