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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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Official Results Released

October 26, 2021

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta has received the Orders in Council to conduct a Referendum Vote in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections and the Alberta Senate Election on October 18, 2021. Elections Alberta has released the official results for the 2021 Alberta Senate Election and Referendum Vote on Equalization and Daylight Saving Time. The Senate Election and Referendum Vote took place on October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections. Municipalities…

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Referendum to be Held on October 18, 2021

August 10, 2021

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta has received the Orders in Council to conduct a Referendum Vote in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections and the Alberta Senate Election on October 18, 2021. Both referendum questions allow for a ‘yes’ vote or a ‘no’ vote.  The two questions are: Should section 36(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982 – Parliament and the government of Canada’s commitment to the principle of making equalization payments – be removed from the…

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Writ Issued for the 2021 Alberta Senate Election

June 23, 2021

EDMONTON – The Order in Council and Writ of Election for the 2021 Alberta Senate Election was issued today, to hold an election to select 3 Senate nominees who may be summoned to the Senate of Canada, for the purpose of filling a vacancy or vacancies relating to Alberta.  The Senate Election will take place on October 18, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections.   Conducting the Vote All local jurisdictions holding…

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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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