2023 Provincial Election
The May 29 Alberta provincial election is your chance to tell candidates that you support Alberta RCMP and that you don’t want a new, unwanted provincial police service that will cost Albertans $550 million.
On or before Monday May 29, eligible voters will cast their ballot to elect their representative in the provincial legislature. It is important that all Alberta residents exercise their right to vote to set the path for the province in future years.
We will be keeping you up to date with information on where, when, and how to vote and candidates' platforms. Please continue to check back as more information becomes available.
In addition to voting, we encourage you to send a letter to party leaders to tell them you support Keeping the Alberta RCMP. Let them know that you don’t support an unwanted provincial police service that will cost all taxpayers millions more per year.
Register to Vote:
Registered voters will receive important updates from Elections Alberta, including information about where, when, and how to vote. Registering in advance also makes the voting process faster and easier.
If you’re not sure if you are registered, you can register again, and Elections Alberta will check and update any information that may be out of date.
To register to vote in Alberta, you must be:
- a Canadian citizen,
- at least 18 years of age on Election Day, and
- ordinarily resident in Alberta.
- Online using Voterlink until Wednesday, May 17, 2023.
- By phone at 1.877.422.8683 or by contacting your local returning office until 4 PM on May 20, 2023.
- In person at your local returning office until 4 PM on May 20, 2023.
When & Where to Vote:
Advance voting starts on Tuesday, May 23 9:00 am and 8:00 pm, and continues daily, ending on Saturday, May 27. Any eligible voter may vote at any advanced voting location in Alberta. Advanced voting locations can be found here: Where To Vote - (elections.ab.ca)
On Election Day, Monday, May 29, residents must vote at their assigned voting place. All voting locations will be open from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm. Election Day voting locations can be found here: Where To Vote - (elections.ab.ca)
Vote by Mail:
Electors may apply to vote by Special Ballot if they are unable to vote during advance voting days or on Election Day. Electors choosing this voting option must declare their reason for voting by Special Ballot. Electors may apply to vote by Special Ballot if they are unable to vote during advance voting days, May 23 – 27, or on Election Day, May 29. Electors choosing this voting option must declare their reason for voting by Special Ballot. Applicable criteria for Special Ballots can be found here.
2023 Alberta Election Platform Comparison:
New Democratic Party
United Conservative Party
Support for the Alberta RCMP
There has been no commitment to keep the Alberta RCMP as the province’s police service of choice.
Will keep the Alberta RCMP and invest in specialized Rural Crime Reduction Units to target and shutter crime and organized crime in rural communities. An initial $10-million investment will be made to fulfill this commitment.
There has been no commitment to keep the Alberta RCMP as the province’s police service.
Expanded the Alberta Sheriffs Safer Communities and Neighbours program. This program targets houses being used for crime through civil means. SCAN is being expanded into additional areas through the establishment of regional hubs.
Hire more police officers devoted to establishing a visible presence in the community.
Restore $32 million in municipal police funding that was cut by the UCP.
Establish a long-term agreement with municipalities to support: stable and predictable police funding and an increased use of integrated police-community service teams; Indigenous partnerships; and provincial accountability for services such as affordable housing.
Add/deploy 150 officers in Calgary, Edmonton and other centres, including Lethbridge, Red Deer, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Fort McMurray and elsewhere.
Started the Rural Alberta Provincial Integrated Defence (RAPID) Response Team. Members of the Sheriff Highway Patrol and Fish and Wildlife
Enforcement Services (FWES) have
been given additional authorities to help fight rural crime.
Announced funding to provide an additional 100 new police officers for Edmonton and Calgary.
Surged law enforcement in both Edmonton and Calgary by providing 12 Alberta Sheriffs to each city for city centre patrols to counter the rise in social disorder and violent crime.
Tackle root causes of crime, including poverty, mental health and addictions.
Invest another $5 million into the regional victims of crime fund.
Provide wrap-around supports and support community agencies in areas such as health, mental health, housing, harm reduction, addictions treatment, and access to training and employment to address the roots of crime.
Calgary and Edmonton Public Safety and Community Response Task Forces to bolster safety in Alberta’s biggest cities by partnering Sheriffs with the Calgary Police Service and Edmonton Police Service to increase safety in their respective downtown areas.
Sources (as of May 4, 2023)
Keep Alberta RCMP Telephone Town Hall:
For more information, click here.
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