By-Election Called in Alberta - State and Federal Communications

February 16, 2022  •  

By-Election Called in Alberta

Alberta Legislature Building - Timorose

On March 15, a by-election will be held to elect a member to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the electoral division of Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche.

After a six-month wait, and on the last possible day authorized by law, Alberta Chief Electoral Officer Glen Resler confirmed a writ was issued on February 15 to administer the election. MLA Laila Goodridge resigned in August 2021, to run for federal office. On September 20, 2021, she was elected as a Member of the Parliament in the House of Commons for Fort McMurray—Cold Lake.

Candidate nominations are now open and will end on February 25, 2022.

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