Elections Alberta releases unofficial election results

Elections Alberta releases unofficial election results
The 2019 Alberta election was the first time the province used a “vote-anywhere” system during the advance polls. For the five days of advance voting, Albertans could cast a ballot at any electoral district.

Of the record-breaking nearly 700,000 advance ballots cast across the province, Elections Alberta said more than 223,000 were cast at a polling station that was outside the voter’s riding. Officials did not start counting those 223,000 ballots until Wednesday afternoon.

That left the following five ridings undeclared until Friday afternoon:

The unofficial results released Friday showed UCP candidates winning seats in four of the above five ridings — Calgary-Currie, Calgary-Falconridge, Calgary-Varsity and Edmonton-South West.

NDP candidate Jonathon Carson won the seat in Edmonton-West Henday, according to the unofficial tally.

The unofficial NDP win in Edmonton-West Henday means Edmonton will likely have just one UCP MLA in the Alberta legislature: Kaycee Madu who will represent Edmonton-South West.

Unofficial voter turnout is 71.1 per cent, based on 1,880,508 votes cast and 2,643,453 registered electors, Elections Alberta said.
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