If you live in the riding of Calgary-Glenmore and haven’t had a chance to vote, head down to your local polling station before 8:00pm tonight and cast your ballot.
It must have been a hot day to get the vote out in Calgary, but if you are settling for the evening to watch for the results, I hear that my friend from the ES Nation @oberhoffner will be attempting to live-tweet the results.
In the 18 provincial by-elections held in Alberta since 1979, only three have resulted in seats changing parties:
2007: Calgary-Elbow (PC to Liberal)
1992: Three Hills-Airdrie (PC to Liberal)
1982: Olds-Three Hills (PC to Western Canadian Concept)
Also, 7 of the 18 by-elections resulted in close races where the elected MLA was decided by less than 1,000 votes:
2007: Calgary-Elbow (Liberal gain by 784 votes)
2000: Red Deer-North (PC hold by 392 votes)
1996: Redwater (Liberal hold by 98 votes)
1995: Calgary-McCall (PC hold by 516 votes)
1990: Little Bow (PC hold by 262 votes)
1985: Spirit River-Fairview (NDP hold by 462 votes)
1979: Barrhead (PC hold by 355 votes)