As Premier Alison Redford dropped the election writ, she sets off a 28-day provincial campaign that will send Albertans to the polls on April 23 2012. Redford requested Lt.-Gov. Donald Ethell end the Legislature, setting off what is expected to be one of the most competitive election battles in decades. The 28-day campaign will see the PC leader try to extend her party’s 41-year grip on power, while Danielle Smith of the Wildrose Alliance, Raj Sherman of the Alberta Liberals, Brian Mason of the NDP, and Glenn Taylor of the Alberta Party will all be trying to end the Tory dynasty that started in 1971.
- Election Data based on official election results with voter shifts to reflect pre-campaign polling
- 9 Parties and the Electoral Commission as an observer party.
- Lots of events from the Calgary Herald
- Updated Issues and regional centres (Definitions are quite generic to reflect a multitude of parties.)
- Campaign funding totals from Elections Alberta
- v.3 – Added candidate riding positions and high score bonuses