On Elections

How people elect parliaments


Legislative Assembly

Specific Elections: 2012 – 2015


Alberta has a unicameral Legislative Assembly, an assembly of 87 members.

The boundaries of the Legislative Assembly electoral divisions (known formally as ‘districts’ and colloquially as ‘ridings’) are reviewed regularly by an independent commission.

Terms of the Legislative Assembly are nominally fixed at four years. However there remains a capacity for the Premier to advise the provincial Lieutenant Governor to dissolve the Assembly early and call an election.

All the members of the National Assembly are directly elected in single member divisions (termed ‘ridings’) by the plurality voting method.

Commentary and analysis



[recent redistricting]

Inequality in the effective influence of voters caused by variations in Legislative Assembly riding enrolments has been substantial in recent elections, with the most recent standard deviation of variations compared to the mean enrolment being X.X% in 2015.

[nomination openness – party configurations]

[summary of results]

[inequality by margins]

Specific elections

2012 – 2015



[data source – data completeness – anomalous contests – augmentation]


[Dataset not yet published]

  • OnElections election data CA-AL-2012-15.xls
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