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Albertans turn out to Advance Polls in record numbers

For the second straight Alberta Election, Advance Polls were extremely popular.
Advance polls for the 2023 Alberta Election open on Tuesday. (Photo via Elections Alberta)

For the second straight Alberta Election, Advance Polls were extremely popular.

According to Elections Alberta, the unofficial voter turnout at the advance polls was 758,550. Voters could vote anywhere in the province at an advance poll location between May 23 and May 27.

“For the second election in a row we have seen record-breaking voter turnout during advance voting days,” said Glen Resler, Chief Electoral Officer for Elections Alberta. “In 2019, we saw 700,476 ballots cast during the five days of advance voting, this year we have welcomed 758,550 to the polls so far.”

There were 330 advance voting locations that offered the Vote Anywhere Service, giving electors the ability to vote at any advance voting location in the province. Of the 758,550 people who have voted since May 23, 21.9% per cent voted outside of their electoral division.

The ten busiest advance voting locations in the province included:

ED 83 (St. Albert): St. Albert Centre

ED 81 (Sherwood Park): Sherwood Park Mall

ED 01 (Calgary-Acadia): Southcentre Mall

ED 14 (Calgary-Hays): McKenzie Towne Church

ED 08 (Calgary-Edgemont): Foothills Alliance Church

ED 65 (Highwood): Okotoks Centennial Hall

ED 02 (Calgary-Beddington): Huntington Hills Community Hall and Sportsplex

ED 33 (Edmonton-Gold Bar): Bonnie Doon Centre

ED 47 (Airdrie-Cochrane): Frank Wills Memorial Hall

ED 23 (Calgary-Shaw): Cardel Rec South

Byron Hackett

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