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alberta election called for april 23, 2012.

Alberta Election 2012

Alberta’s provincial election will be held on April 23, 2012. In this election, the number of constituencies are increasing from 83 to 87 (the first time increase in seats since the 1986 election).

As of today, the Progressive Conservatives, NDP, and Wildrose Party are the only parties to have nominated candidates in all constituencies. Click here to find a full list of candidates and their website and social media links. The list will be made official 14 days after the election is called.

To find out which constituency you live in, visit the Elections Alberta Street Key website. You can also find maps of the new constituencies on the Elections Alberta website. Once you find which constituency you live in, you can register online to add your name to the voters list. I have also prepared a list of 15 constituencies that I will be watching in the election.

On Twitter, follow the #abvote hashtag for election tweets.

Here are some useful website and social media links to Alberta’s political parties and their leaders:

Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta
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Leader: Alison Redford (MLA Calgary-Elbow)

Alberta Liberal Party
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Leader: Raj Sherman (MLA Edmonton-Meadowlark)

Wildrose Party
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Leader: Danielle Smith (candidate in Highwood)

Alberta NDP
Facebook Twitter YouTube
Leader: Brian Mason (MLA Edmonton-Highands-Norwood)

Alberta Party
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Leader: Glenn Taylor (candidate in West Yellowhead)

Evergreen Party
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Leader: Larry Ashmore (candidate in Livingstone-Macleod)

Social Credit Party
Leader: Len Skowronski (candidate in Calgary-Hawkwood)

Communist Party – Alberta
Leader: Naomi Rankin

Separation Party of Alberta
Leader: Bruce Hutton

5 replies on “alberta election called for april 23, 2012.”

It’s on like Donkey Kong! The choice between corruption or crazy, so very appealing. I’m guessing we see about a 35% turnout, if that…

Dave, thanks for this excellent primer on where to vote, how to vote and why to vote. If we can’t get Albertans out to the polls in this race we’re in serious trouble.

I’m sending this link to everyone I know with a cover note: you have no excuse now!

Hopefully Albertan’s will become familiar with the candidates, policies of the various parties and make informed decisions.

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