Alberta’s provincial government is made up of 87 MLAs, elected by their fellow Albertans to represent their constituencies. Elections are held every four years, on the first Monday of October. The next election will be held October 2019.
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Election Alberta is the organization responsible for running the election and all of the activities surrounding it. They work with the various levels of government to manage the campaigns leading up to the vote, as well as the counting, ballot counting, and declaration of the results.
Vote on Election Day.
Election Alberta provides information about Alberta’s voting process and it’s a good idea to become familiar with it before you head to the polls. You can find your local voting information here, including a list of locations where you can cast your ballot, as well as an in-depth look at when and how you can vote.
Find your polling station.
To find your polling station, you can either look it up online at Alberta Election Information or call Election Alberta toll-free at 1-877-373-VOTE. The website also has links to information about accessibility, including accessibility for people with disabilities and accommodations in polling stations for people with disabilities.
Check your ballot before casting.
If you’re in Alberta, you can check your ballot status online. Visit the Election Alberta website to confirm if your ballot has been received and if your ballot has been accepted. You can also track your ballot through a confirmation email. If you’re unable to do this online, contact your local returning office to ask for a confirmation.
Return your ballot.
Election Alberta is the organization responsible for running elections in all of Alberta. The website is a great place to find information about the election and the ballot, including where to drop it off. You can even check your registration to make sure your ballot is valid and view your ballot by riding and precinct.
If you’re wondering what the Alberta Election looks like in terms of voter turnout, the last provincial election had an overall voter turnout of 74.5 per cent.
The deadline to register to vote by is October 2nd.
Election Alberta is the authority that oversees the electoral process in Alberta. If you want to know more about how the province is run, keep an eye on Election Alberta’s website or social media channels. You can find information on how to register to vote, the ballot layout for the upcoming provincial election, as well as information on the new electoral system.
While it is likely the Wildrose will form the next government, the party will have a much more challenging time forming a coalition that can govern. The two options for the PCs are to form a coalition with the NDP or to run a minority government. Neither option is ideal for Albertans. The NDP would prove to be an ineffective opposition, and running a minority government would put the province in peril of having another snap election.
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