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Alberta Election 2023 Campaign Roundup: Day 20


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From the Alberta Institute

Campaign Roundup – Day 20:

  • As we head into the long weekend, there are still many fire bans in effect. Hot, dry, smoky conditions are hampering firefighting efforts and the Province is asking Albertans to obey off-road vehicle restrictions and park closures.
  • Brian Jean, UCP Candidate for Fort McMurray – Lac La Biche, reminded Albertans what happened last time the NDP got involved with electricity, namely that they cost Albertans $1.34 billion.
  • Jean also shared a new article about increasing venture capital investment into Alberta. During the first part of the year, despite downward trends in the rest of the country, investments into Alberta may have set the stage for a record year for the province.
  • Rachel Notley touted her party’s promise to provide free contraceptionto Albertans, calling it both good health policy and good economic policy.
  • Notley also promised to get the Green Line built in Calgary.
  • The NDP Candidate for Banff-Kananaskis, Sarah Elmeligi, made an announcement regarding her party’s plans for Alberta Parks. She and Joe Ceci, NDP Candidate for Calgary-Buffalo, promised a $250 million infrastructure investment for new campsites, trails, fish cleaning stations, warm-up stations for winter camping, and more.
  • Ceci also promised legislation that would ensure a full ban on coal mining in Alberta’s Eastern Slopes, and an end to the Kananaskis conservation fee.


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2023 Election

Elections Alberta releases official list of electors, and information on recalls and petitions

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Elections Alberta releases post election day list of electors

Following a Provincial General Election, Elections Alberta releases an updated List of Electors to registered political parties and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs). 

The number of names on the Post Election Day List of Electors is also used to determine the number of signatures required for petitions relating to citizen initiatives, recall of MLAs, or forming a new political party. These thresholds will be in place until a new list is generated after the next Provincial General Election.

The total number of names on the Post Election Day List of Electors is 2,939,762.

Citizen Initiative Petitions

Electors can use the citizen initiative process to have a legislative or policy proposal introduced in the Legislative Assembly or have a constitutional referendum conducted.

  • Petitions for a legislative or policy proposal require signatures from 10 per cent of provincial electors, or 293,976 signatures.
  • Petitions for a constitutional referendum require signatures from 20 per cent of provincial electors (587,952 signatures), with the 20 per cent threshold reached in at least 2/3 of electoral divisions.

Threshold numbers for successful petitions are available at

Recall Petitions

A recall petition for a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) requires signatures from 40 per cent of the electors in the electoral division on the Post Election Day List of Electors. The number of signatures required in each electoral division for a successful recall petition is available at

The threshold numbers are only applicable for recall petitions relating to MLAs and do not impact recall petitions for municipal officials.

Petitions to Form a New Political Party

One of the methods to register a new political party is submitting a petition containing signatures from at least 0.3 per cent of the total number of electors that were eligible to vote in the last general election. Based on the Post Election Day List of Electors, the number of signatures required for a petition is 8,819. For more details on registering a new political party visit:

Additional Details

List of Elector counts by electoral division and historical List of Elector counts are available at

The Chief Electoral Officer’s Report on the 2023 Provincial General Election will be released in May 2024. The report will include additional information on processes used to update the List of Electors and current demographics of the Register of Electors.

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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2023 Election

Campaign Update – Alberta Election 2023

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From the Alberta Institute

Campaign Roundup – Day 25:

  • Pierre Poilieve, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, endorsed Danielle Smith. “[Notley] will help Trudeau attack the energy sector, putting you out of a job,” said Poilieve in a video message, adding that Smith would stand up for Alberta and fight the carbon tax.
  • Adriana LaGrange, UCP Candidate for Red Deer-North, noted that the NDP removed the Red Deer Hospital expansion from their capital plan in 2018 while the UCP has invested $1.8 million into the project.
  • NDP Candidates Sarah Hoffman (Edmonton-Glenora) and Jaelene Tweedle (Red Deer-North) promised to immediately increase funding by $100 million for children with complex needs. They also promised to modernize or build 125 schools.
  • Rachel Notley announced Bill 1, 2, and 3 of an NDP government. Bill 1 will be the “Save Albertans Money Act” and will include capping power bills and auto insurance, freezing tuition, and implementing $10/day childcare. Bill 2 would repeal the Sovereignty Act, and Bill 3 is designed to prevent any future government from leaving the Canada Pension Plan.
  • Shaun Fluker, the NDP Candidate for Airdrie-Cochrane, said yesterday that when he argued in favour of the No More Pipelines bill, that he was simply representing a client. More information has since come to light though, and it turns out that Fluker intentionally sought out that client.
  • The UCP promised to dedicate $80 million over four years to a fund that would build recreation facilities in growing communities.
  • UCP Candidates Brian Jean (Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche) and Rebecca Schulz (Calgary-Shaw) held a press conference in Calgary to highlight the NDP’s poor record on the economy and how the UCP will continue to move the province forward.
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