Calgary’s new council is now official and it’s time to get to work — after the swearing-in ceremony that is.
While the election was held Monday, the results are official as of noon today and council will be sworn in on Monday during the Organizational Meeting of Council, which Calgarians can watch live from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
“I would like to thank all of the election workers and citizens who participated in the 2021 General Election. It was our goal to deliver a safe, accessible and compliant election, which was possible due to your efforts,” said Kate Martin, Returning Officer with Elections Calgary.
“I would like to specifically thank voters for their patience as some voting stations experienced long lineups on Election night as we worked to ensure a safe and compliant process for voters. I appreciate your interest in being part of the democratic process.”
Voter turnout for the 2021 Calgary General Election was 393,090 for a total voter turnout of 46%. There were 847,556 enumerated electors as of July 2021 per the Elections Alberta Permanent Register of Electors.
Calgarians were also asked if they are in favour of reintroducing fluoridation of the municipal water supply. There were 204,457 YES votes and 127,483 NO votes.
While it’s not binding, council will likely use the plebiscite to make their decisions going forward.
Results from the 2021 Alberta Senate Election and referendum questions will be posted online after Oct. 26.
The official list of elected candidates:
Mayor: Jyoti Gondek
Ward 1: Sonya Sharp
Ward 2: Jennifer Wyness
Ward 3: Jasmine Mian
Ward 4: Sean Chu
Ward 5: Raj Dhaliwal
Ward 6: Richard Pootmans
Ward 7: Terry Wong
Ward 8: Courtney Walcott
Ward 9: Gian-Carlo Carra
Ward 10: Andre Chabot
Ward 11: Kourtney Branagan
Ward 12: Evan Spencer
Ward 13: Dan McLean
Ward 14: Peter Demong
Public School Trustees
Wards 1 & 2: Dana Downey
Wards 3 & 4: Laura Hack
Wards 5 & 10: Marilyn Dennis
Wards 6 & 7: Patricia Bolger
Wards 8 & 9: Susan Vukadinovic
Wards 11 & 13: Nancy Close
Wards 12 & 14: Charlene May
Separate School Trustees
Wards 1 & 2, plus Cochrane: Myra D’Souza
Wards 3 & 5, plus Airdrie: Linda Wellman
Wards 4 & 7: Pamela Rath
Wards 6 & 8: Lory Iovinelli (Acclaimed)
Wards 9 & 10, plus Chestermere: Shannon Cook
Wards 11 & 12: Cathie Williams (Acclaimed)
Wards 13 & 14: Mary Martin (Acclaimed)