This morning the latest polls showed Mayoral candidates, Jyoti Gondek and Jeromy Farkas neck and neck, with Farkas leading by 1%. Last week Farkas penned a letter to voters asking them to place their ballots strategically, particularly to supporters of mayoral candidates, Brad Field and Jeff Davison.
According to the City of Calgary, 141,329 Calgarians voted in the advanced polls, which is the highest Advance Vote turnout to date.
4 p.m. Over 93,000 Calgarians had cast their ballots. Many boasted wait times of only five minutes, but six reported the wait to be over half an hour.
6 p.m. The City reported a voter turnout of approximately 129,500. With two hours to go, over 40 stations reported a wait time of over 15 minutes.
8 p.m. The polls closed with lineups still at many of the polling stations. Many said they waited till the end to vote due to long lines at polling stations earlier in the evening.
8:30 p.m. The first results began to roll in. Jyoti Gondek is leading the Mayoral race by 45% of the vote at this point and Jeromy Farkas trailed far behind at 29%. The unofficial tallies for the Referendum on Equalization Payments were over 50% for yes, just over 50% voted no for Daylight Saving Time, 60% voted yes to add Fluoridation into the municipal water supply, and Pam Davidson held the lead at 19 percent for the Senate vote.
8:49 p.m. Jyoti Gondek was declared the 37th Mayor of Calgary leading with 71,419 votes. — Calgary’s first-ever female Mayor. Farkas trails behind with 45,859 votes.
9:09 p.m. We heard from Jeromy Farkas live from Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park. He stuttered as he congratulated Mayor Jyoti Gondek saying,
“Thank you, Jyoti, for your tremendous service, and your incredible vision of tremendous potential that you put forward for a city. And that platform that you earned the trust of Calgarians to execute on your vision for a community of economic, social, and environmental resilience that beckons us as a reminder of the city that we’re so proud of, and we want to keep building. I take to heart that you, as our next Mayor, will represent not just those who voted for you, but those of us who advocate for change.”
Farkas continued to thank his supporters and his team.
9:27 p.m. Sean Chu, the incumbent for Ward 4, pulled ahead of DJ Kelly by 1% of the vote.
10:04 p.m. Jyoti Gondek gave her celebratory speech saying, “My heart is full at the thought of how much love and support I have received.”
RESULTS: Mayoral Race – as of 10 p.m. MST
Winner: Jyoti Gondek 45%
Runner up: Jeromy Farkas 30%
Third Runner-up: Jeff Davison 13%
Jyoti Gondek is officially the 37th Mayor of Calgary and the first-ever female Mayor that this city has had.
RESULTS: Ward winners – as of 10 p.m. MST
Winner: Sonya Sharp
Runner up: Steve Webb
Incumbent: Ward Sutherland
Ward 1 is bound by city limits to the north and west, 85th Street, Stoney Trail and Crowchild Trail to the east, and Sarcee Trail and 32nd Avenue to the south.
Winner: Jennifer Wyness
Runner up: Kim Tyers
Incumbent: Joe Magliocca
Ward 2 is bound by city limits to the north, 14th street NW to Stony Trail to the east, Sarcee Trail to the south, and Crowchild Trail to Stoney Trail to 85th Street to the west.
Winner: Jasmine Mian
Runner up: Brent Trenholm
Incumbent: Jyoti Gondek
Ward 3 is bound by the city limits to the northeast, Deerfoot Trail to Beddington Trail to Berkshire Boulevard to the south, and Stony Trail to 14th Street to the west.
Winner: Sean Chu
Runner up: DJ Kelly
Incumbent: Sean Chu
Ward 4 is bound by Country Hills Boulevard, Berkshire Boulevard and Beddington Trail to the north, Deerfoot Trail to the east, 16th Avenue and 32nd Avenue to the south, and Crowchild Trail and Sarcee Trail to the west.
Winner: Raj Dhaliwal
Runner up: Stan Sandhu
Incumbent: George Chahal
Ward 5 is bound by the city limits on the north and east perimeter, McKnight Boulevard to the south, and Deerfoot Trail to the west.
Winner: Richard Pootmans
Runner up: Lana Bentley
Incumbent: Jeff Davison
Ward 6 is bound by the city limits on the south and west perimeter, the Trans-Canada and Sarcee Trail to the north, and Bow Trail to 37th Street to the east.
Winner: Terry Wong
Runner up: Heather McRae
Incumbent: Druh Farrell
Ward 7 is bound by 32nd Avenue to the north, Edmonton Trail and 4th Street to the east, 9th Avenue to the south, and the Bow River to the west.
Winner: Courtney Walcott
Runner up: Gary Bobrovitz
Incumbent: Evan Woolley
Ward 8 is bound by Bow Trail that turns into 9th Avenue SW on the cusp of the Beltline to the north, Macleod Trail to the east, Glenmore Trail to the south, and 37th street to the west.
Winner: Gian-Carlo Carra
Runner up: Naomi Withers
Incumbent: Gian-Carlo Carra
Ward 9 is bound by 16th Avenue, Deerfoot Trail and Memorial Drive to the north, city limits to the east, Glenmore Trail to the south, and Macleod Trail, the Elbow River and Edmonton Trail to the west.
Winner: Andre Chabot
Runner up: Abed Harb
Ward 10 is bound by the city limits to the east, 16th Avenue and Memorial Drive to the south, Deerfoot Trail to the west, and McKnight Boulevard to the north.
Winner: Kourtney Branagan
Runner up: Rob Ward
Incumbent: Jeromy Farkas
Ward 11 is bound by 50th Avenue, Macleod Trail and Glenmore Trail to the north, 24th Street and Deerfoot Trail to the east, the Bow River and Anderson Road to the south, and city limits to the west.
Winner: Evan Spencer
Runner up: Craig Chandler
Incumbent: Shane Keating
Ward 12 is bound by Glenmore Trail to the north, city limits to the east and south, and the Bow River, Deerfoot Trail and 24th Street to the west.
Winner: Dan McLean
Runner up: Jay Unsworth
Incumbent: Diane Colley-Urquhart
Ward 13 is bound by Anderson Road to the north, Macleod Trail to the east, and city limits to the south and west.
Winner: Peter Demong
Runner up: Andrea Hinton
Incumbent: Peter Demong
Ward 14 is bound by the city limits to the south, Macleod Trail to the west, Anderson Trail to the north, the Bow River to Deerfoot Trail to Stoney Trail and south along the Bow River to the east.
Fluoride Referendum as of 10 p.m. MST
Daylight Saving Time Referendum as of 10 p.m. MST
Removing Equalization Payments from the constitution as of 10 p.m. MST
The 2021 Senate Election as of 10 p.m. MST
Top 3 Senate nominees:
Pam Davidson (CPC)
Erika Barootes (CPC)
Mykhailo Martyniouk (CPC)
View the latest results LIVE here.