Alberta Election 2023

Alberta’s next provincial general election will be held on May 29, 2023, unless an election is called earlier.

If you know any candidates who have announced their intentions to stand for party nominations, please comment below or send me an email at I will add them and links to their social media sites to the list.

Here is a list of party candidates who are seeking nominations or have been nominated to run in the next provincial election (updated on Jan 24, 2022):

Total Nominated candidates

New Democratic Party 8/87
United Conservative Party: 1/87
Alberta Party: 0/87
Liberal Party: 0/87
Wildrose Independence: 0/87
Green Party: 0/87

Candidates nominated for 2023 election


  • NDP (nomination date TBA): Steve Durrell


  • Green (nomination date TBA): Jordan Wilkie
  • NDP (nomination date TBA): Sarah Elmeligi, Gavin McCaffrey, Mark Tkacz

Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul
Brooks-Medicine Hat

  • NDP: Joe Ceci


  • NDP: Janet Eremenko


NDP (nomination date TBA): Alison Karim-McSwiney



  • NDP (Nomination date TBA): Samir Kayande


  • NDP: Parmeet Singh Boparai

Calgary-Fish Creek

  • NDP (nomination date TBA): Jennifer Burgess


  • NDP (nomination date TBA): Heather Eddy, Mattie McMillan

Calgary-Mountain View
Calgary-North East

  • NDP (nomination date: Feb. 17, 2022): Gurinder Brar

Calgary-North West
Calgary-South East

Central Peace-Notley

  • UCP (Nomination date TBA): Chantelle de Jonge

Cypress-Medicine Hat
Drayton Valley-Devon

  • UCP (Nomination date TBA): Carol Vowk

Edmonton-Castle Downs
Edmonton-City Centre

  • UCP: (Nomination date TBA) Sayid Ahmed


  • NDP: Sarah Hoffman

Edmonton-Gold Bar
Edmonton-Mill Woods
Edmonton-North West
Edmonton-South West

  • NDP (Nomination date TBA): Chand Gul

Edmonton-West Henday
Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche (By-election must be called by Feb. 15, 2022)

  • NDP: Ariana Mancini
  • UCP: Brian Jean
  • WIP: Paul Hinman

Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo

  • UCP (Nomination date TBA): Tany Yao

Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville
Grande Prairie
Grande Prairie-Wapiti
Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland

  • WIP (Nomination date TBA): Chris Scott

Lesser Slave Lake

  • NDP: Rob Miyashiro

Morinville-St. Albert

  • NDP (Nomination date TBA): Karen Shaw

Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills
Peace River
Red Deer-North
Red Deer-South
Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre
Sherwood Park
Spruce Grove-Stony Plain
St. Albert
Strathcona-Sherwood Park
West Yellowhead

78 replies on “Alberta Election 2023”

The next election could happen on, before or even AFTER May 31, 2019. Fixed election dates are not binding given the abuses of the past.

Stephen Mandel has said he will seek the AB Party nomination in Edmonton-McClung, whether he wins the leadership or not.

“Mandel says even if he loses the leadership race, he will run for the Alberta Party in the 2019 election in his home riding of Edmonton-McClung, which is currently held by NDP backbencher Lorne Dach.”

Sharon Smith will be seeking the UCP nomination in Leduc/Beaumont. She ran in this riding as a Wildrose Candidate last provincial election, finishing second to the NDP candidate

Calgary – Peigan
Spelling correction of (Piegan). Assuming that the word Peigan came from the Peigan Nation which is now known as the Piikani Nation of the Blackfoot confederacy. This would be one of those I before E except after C, or, or, or, or exceptions.

David Dorward is recycling himself as a UCP nominee after being defeated in 2015 by Marlin Schmidt, now a Minister in the Notley government. I hope someone else runs against Dorward as he cannot win with his record.

Well, Dorward got nominated so Alex got that wrong. Remember he had pink hair! What a goon. Marlin Schmidt will be tough to beat and Dorward did such a crap job with Premier Build-my-Penthouse 2011-2015 that Marlin is a shoe-in!

Not to nitpick at all but the error is too gross to let pass. Marlin Schmidt is a “shoo-in”. Dorward might not be a great candidate but when Notley was elected she had about 6 bonafide cabinet ministers so maybe the tide will raise all boats and the Kenney effect will resonate even though individual nomination candidates aren’t that great.

I don’t know how you keep up with this political website.
You have done a great job in compiling this data.

Thank you.


I noticed Edmonton Strathcona is missing from this list. Are there any candidates for this riding yet?

Can anyone explain why the conservatives were wiped out in 2015? Was it a sudden shift in ideology or corruption?

I don’t think it was the ideology, mostly greed, arrogance and the history of corruption. They had no plan and no trust.

Redford was a leftist PCA who would have been more at home with the LIberals. Prentice was more centrist but the well had been poisoned by Redford AND with the Wildrose floor crossers. Then Jim made his look in the mirror retort and called an election a year ahead of schedule trying to take advantage of Wildrose disorganization which resulted in the 3 way vote split that was a benefit to at least 20 NDP that were elected when the conservative vote was evenly fractured. RIP Jim Prentice but you miscalculated.

Vote split between PCA and WRP (27% vs 24%) combined it should have been 51% conservative vote. Where the NDP candidate got more than 30% of the vote in a riding it often beat the two conservative parties. A number of voters voted NDP to teach the governing PCA a lesson. Boy did they ever teach them a lesson. That is why Jason Kenney saw the solution as a re-unified conservative party. Those not happy with some of Jason’s decisions and policies may well vote NDP. Alberta Party or Liberal but it takes roughly 40% of the vote to win a majority. The polls have shown the UCP higher than 40% since 2017 when the parties voted to merge and then elect Jason Kenney as leader.

I’ve heard that a bunch of liberals had infiltrated the PC party and were starting to put legislation forward to take away land owner ship rights etc. (See landowners Council vids on you tube). Some offending bills were #s 19, 24, 36, & 50. “Total communism” or “Soviet Union of 35 years ago”, is what went through my mind when I heard about what they were doing! Stelmach and Redford were some of the offending premiers. Finally Redford’s ‘Sky palace’ being built, hit the news & she was ousted in disgrace. The Wildrose had some inner turmoil, and Prentice (new PC premier ) told Danielle Smith (Wildrose leader) that he wanted to start doing what the wildrosers had been saying so she a a bunch of her fellow Wildrose MLAs decided to cross over to make sure Prentice ‘got it right’. My understanding is that He told everyone in his circle that there was still 2 years before an election had to be called. Then he called the election out of the blue. The constituents of the floor crossers were mad that they hadn’t been consulted and voted in new Wildrose MLAs leaving the former MLAs out of the lej. The voters thought that 10 floor crossers made the Wildrose a suspect party so voted for NDP MLAs. Then everything has gone from bad to way worse. 180,000 jobs lost Unemployment from 4.3 to 7 or 8% (Stats Can figures) alienation of the Ag community & energy sector etc etc

Calgary Varsity UCP candidate is Jason Copping, runners-up John Volponi, Michael Kim, John Huang, Leslie Doell, Grace Lane

I believe the revised count of UCP nominations is 55/86 with 31 to be announced. Someone mentioned that one CA was missing – Innisfail/Sylvan Lake currently held by Devin Dreeshan who won the bye-election after Don MacIntyre and Brian Jean both resigned. Goodridge had to re-win the nomination and won while Dreeshan’s status has not been announced. If he has to face a nomination contest he will sit as an MLA for the first time on Oct. 29th not knowing whether he will be able to run in the spring election. At least Goodridge knows she will be around to run in the election. She won 66% of the vote in the bye-election while Dreeshan crushed Nicole Money with 80% of the vote. It was announced that Mooney was elected to the NDP executive even though she is a pro-life Catholic.

I printed the whole list to count for myself and have a different total for UCP nominated candidates than The list should be 58 UCP nominated with 28 nominations not yet complete. Calgary Cross nomination is November 3rd. Calgary Currie is November 5th, Morinville-St Albert is November 5&6. That would bring the UCP nominations to 61 with 25 yet to go. [5 in Calgary, 8 in Edmonton city, 3 in greater Edmonton, 2 in Lethbridge]. Innisfail-Sylvan Lake is still not on the list of constituencies.

Still missing is the Innisfail-Sylvan Lake CA, UCP nominations are now correct 60 nominated and 26 nominations yet to be held. NDP nominated is correct at 24 with 18 CA nominations yet to be held. There are 44 CAs where the NDP have not listed a nominated candidate or nomination contest.

Seems odd that the NDP have only nominated 33 at this late date so unlikely to be a March drop of the writ?

I’d like to inform you that I’ve withdrawn my nomination for representing the NDP in Calgary Fish Creek. Due to personal circumstances I am unable to commit the time, energy and financial resources needed to run an effective campaign. I will continue to serve on the Constituency Association and I plan to be an active supporter of any future NDP candidate in this riding.
Gurmit Bhachu

Hi Dave, I am wondering if either Steve Drover or Jane Stroud faced any opposition in their nominations in Fort McMurray.

Can we stop pretending like Notley hasn’t been nominated in Edmonton-Strathcona? The party is bringing around her. She’s the candidate whether the party has made it “official” or not.

Sorry, my last comment meant to say branding. The NDP are branding around Rachel Notley. I think it’s safe to say that she is their nominated candidate for Edmonton-Strathcona.

One correction for Livingstone-Macleod. I believe it should read: Alberta Independence Party, Vern Sparkes

Dave, is there any way you could identify the incumbent for each riding (if applicable) on your list?

Are we still able to vote for a particular party in this upcoming election if that party has no representative in our riding?

Carol-lynn Darch is running in Calgary-Beddington for ABP
Craig Peterson is running in Vermillion-Lloydminster-Wainright for ABP

Just spoke to Vera Koziol, the FCP candidate for the Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock constituency. She has informed me she has dropped out of the race. She is no longer running.

I have a request for the candidate list.
Add an asterisk or some other icon to indicate which candidates are MLAs running for reelection.

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