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Old 03-21-2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Writ has been dropped. Election day will be Monday, April 23.

Thought I would start a discussion for this, but also for this first entry to be a place to for general information that voters might be seeking.


ELECTIONS ALBERTA


Contact information for all parties can be found here:

http://www.elections.ab.ca/Public%20Website/603.cfm

We are going from 83 to 87 constituencies. You can find out which one you are in here:

http://streetkey.elections.ab.ca/

Where to vote.

Registered MLA candidates

Registered Senate candidates


BLOGS RESOURCES

Dave Cournoyer; a political blogger has been doing an awesome job gather information on candidates and their social media presence.

Daveberta.ca

Edit: Be sure to go all the way to bottom of Dave's list to see the Senate candidates.

CP's very own c.t.ner has this site:

AlbertaTweets.ca

Offers great graphics of where parties (leaders) stand in the social media.

Three Hundred Eight has seat projects for all elections, not just our upcoming on.

http://threehundredeight.blogspot.ca/

This is a group of bloggers who covered the last civic election they will be cover the provincial front too. Bloggers are from political stripes.

CalgaryPolitics.com

Election Almanac ~ Seat projections.



ELECTION IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA

CBC Alberta Votes 2012

Calgary Herald politics page (I might have to update this url if they create an election specific page.)

Edmonton Journal Interactive Map to find your local candidates.

Decision Alberta Global TV Edmonton election landing page.

April 12 Leaders Debate Believe this will be broadcast page. Of course will also be on TV Global hosting. This page also lists other public forums.

Edmonton Journal Platform Tracker - self explanatory.

Cool interactive video from Edmonton Journal.


PARTY EVENT CALENDARS

Alberta Party

EverGreen Party link to main page, no event specific page available.

Liberal Party

New Democratic Party

Progressive Conservative Party

Wildrose Party


Senate Candidates

EverGreen Party

Independent - Len Bracko

Independent - Ian Urquhart

Progressive Conservative Scroll all the way to bottom.

Wildrose

Remember you get to vote for three (3) senate candidates.



I will add other links as we go along.


.... and feel free to ask me anything. If I don't know the answer, I usually have a pretty good idea of where to look or who to go to.

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:27 PM   #2
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Maybe fun to start off with some predictions!

87 seats:

PC 52
WR 25
LIB 6
NDP 4
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A new thread is overdue for sure.

Prediction
PC 47
WR 31
Lib 5
NDP 4
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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A new thread is overdue for sure.
Well the old thread title no longer applies, much to Slava's dismay.

I won't be (at least not right now) be making any seat projections. I do hope that the NDP & Libs can maintain party status. (4 seats)
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I won't be (at least not right now) be making any seat projections.
Chicken.
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Chicken.
No. It's not fair when one has inside info.....
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Seat projections:

PC:56
WR:21
NDP:4
Liberals:6
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No. It's not fair when one has inside info.....
LOL. Is it the same inside information from 2008 when you thought you might get 33% of the vote?
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Pc. 48
Libs. 8
Ndp 3
Wr. 27
AB Party 1

edited: I think the AB Party leader will win the Hinton riding.
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Pc: 56
wr: 16
lib:12
ndp:3
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Thanks for setting this up First Lady.

It's going to be an interesting, interesting election. No prediction on my side, as I'm not up on what the current polling trends are. All I know is that Redford's political team has really dropped the ball in the past two weeks and I can see momentum growing for the WRP. Right now the WRP and Alberta Libs are really benefiting from some of the errors made by the Redford's team.

As a side note, and I'm putting this here because two members from Cpuck (including myself) are working on it, but we've launched a project called AlbertaTweets.ca. Basically a web data and visualization project to track the online conversation during the election. It's a fun side project, but it might be useful/interesting to you political junkies.
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Well the old thread title no longer applies, much to Slava's dismay.

I won't be (at least not right now) be making any seat projections. I do hope that the NDP & Libs can maintain party status. (4 seats)
The Libs sure, but the ideal number of new democrats anywhere in Canada is 0.
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One can dream....

PC- 40
WR- 35
NDP - 8
Lib - 4
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Blue Liberals - 51
Red Liberals - 5
Wild Rose - 27
NDP - 4
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It really depends on how much dirt the Canadian Tax Payer Foundation can dig up in the next month or so.
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Tories can win a majority with 35% of the vote, and rural alberta won't back a horse they don't think will win.

At this stage

PC- 65
WR- 7
NDP - 8
LIB - 4
AB Party - 3
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tories can win a majority with 35% of the vote, and rural alberta won't back a horse they don't think will win.

At this stage

pc- 65
wr- 7
ndp - 8
lib - 4
ab party - 3
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NDP -87
Liberals - 0
PC - 0
Wildrose - 0
AB party - 0
Evergreens - 0
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NDP -87
Liberals - 0
PC - 0
Wildrose - 0
AB party - 0
Evergreens - 0
God forbid.
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Thanks for setting up this thread First Lady!

I would like to comment on the Senator in waiting election. Last time around I did not get one single piece of literature from any senate candidate. Not one candidate came to my door.

I did some minimal research on the candidates, in advance but at the end of the day not one candidate got a vote from me.

If you are running you should at least put in a effort.

Can CP keep track of any senate campaigning in this thread?
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