Advance voting has begun in the 2023 provincial election and will continue until May 27. Here are some other things to know heading into Election Day on May 29.
Election news in the Edmonton region
- CBC broke down the demographics and socioeconomic status of all 87 Alberta constituencies, including those in Edmonton and the surrounding region. "Demographic data can tell us a lot but it can't tell us, with certainty, who's going to vote for whom in a given election," writes Robson Fletcher. "What it can do is help us see how and why our fellow Albertans might experience life — and politics — differently than we do."
- The NDP held a rally in Edmonton on May 20. Leader Rachel Notley promised to invest $1.8 billion into the city over the next three years.
- Ladies Corner has invited candidates to virtual forums for Edmonton-South West and Edmonton-Ellerslie on May 26.
- The Devon Dispatch published a primer on Drayton Valley-Devon.
- FortSaskOnline took a look at 338 Canada's projections for four ridings in the region: Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville, Strathcona County-Sherwood Park, Sherwood Park, and Morinville-St. Albert. Here's the full seat projection from 338 Canada.
- Five candidates in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville made their case at an election forum hosted by the Fort Saskatchewan and Lamont Regional Chamber of Commerce.
- The Tyee published a fact-check of the leaders' debate conducted by Edmonton journalists Brett McKay, David Slater, and Charles Rusnell.
- David Climenhaga of AlbertaPolitics.ca reported back from a raucous candidates' forum in St. Albert.
- The Sherwood Park News has been publishing Q&As with candidates in Sherwood Park and Strathcona-Sherwood Park on issues such as education, healthcare, and the economy.
Agenda-setting and temperature-taking
- Alberta Municipalities held a news conference on healthcare on May 23 as part of the Think Alberta, Vote Local campaign. ABMunis president Cathy Heron, who is also mayor of St. Albert, was among the speakers.
- Here's more from Alberta Municipalities on community safety and infrastructure.
- A think tank called Generation Squeeze assessed the NDP and UCP platforms for their commitment to family affordability.
- CBC's Vote Compass, which allows voters to see how they align with the parties, has received more than 100,000 responses so far.
Photo: A magpie walks between two signs on a property in Edmonton-Glenora. (Karen Unland)
Correction: This file has been updated to reflect the NDP is promising $1.8 billion to Edmonton over three years, not $1.8 million.