Report on the October 24, 2016, By-election in Medicine Hat–Cardston–Warner
Appendix 1 – Tables
|Position||2015 general election||2016 by-election|
|Central poll supervisor||55||55|
|Deputy returning officer||251||247|
|Other Election Workers|
|Additional assistant returning officer||1||1|
|Assistant automation coordinator||1||1|
|Assistant recruitment officer||2||1|
|Assistant returning officer||1||1|
|Community relations officer||2||2|
|Inventory clerk (Electoral material coordinator)||2||2|
|Revision centre clerk||5||10|
|Special ballot coordinator||11||9|
|Support staff for office of additional assistant returning officer||2||0|
|Witness—validation of results||0||2|
*Includes individuals on standby. Excludes trainees not retained.
|2015 general election||2016 by-election|
|Electors on preliminary list||75,944||76,124|
|Electors addedFootnote 1||3,049||1,251|
|Inter-ED address changesFootnote 2||1,931||506|
|Moves within EDFootnote 3||4,872||1,530|
|Other correctionsFootnote 4||1,802||477|
|Electors removedFootnote 5||3,109||278|
|SVR Group 1 updateFootnote 6||77||5|
|Electors on final listsFootnote 7||77,892||77,608|
Return to source of Footnote 1 – Table 2 Electors who did not appear on any lists of electors at the beginning of the by-election and were added during the by-election.
Return to source of Footnote 2 – Table 2 ED = electoral district. Electors who appeared on the lists of electors of one ED at the beginning of the by-election but changed their address during the by-election because of a move to another ED.
Return to source of Footnote 3 – Table 2 Electors who appeared on the lists of electors of one ED at the beginning of the by-election and changed their address during the by-election because of a move to another polling division. These figures also include administrative changes the returning officer made to elector records during the by-election.
Return to source of Footnote 4 – Table 2 Electors who appeared on a list of electors and requested a correction to an error in their name or mailing address during the by-election.
Return to source of Footnote 5 – Table 2 Electors who appeared on a list of electors but were removed because of one of the following: the elector was deceased, the elector requested to be removed, the elector was no longer resident at that address or the elector was not qualified to be on the list (for example, less than 18 years old or a non-citizen). Figures also reflect elector records removed as a result of electors moving to another ED during the by-election and other duplicates removed during the by-election, including those removed during the preparation of the final lists of electors.
Return to source of Footnote 6 – Table 2 SVR = Special Voting Rules. This row indicates the increase in the number of Group 1 electors registered under the SVR (Canadian electors temporarily residing outside Canada, Canadian Armed Forces electors and incarcerated electors) during the by-election.
Return to source of Footnote 7 – Table 2 The total number of electors on the final lists is the sum of electors on the preliminary lists of electors, electors added, inter-ED address changes and SVR Group 1 updates, minus removed records.
|Ballots returnedFootnote 3|
|Group 1 (Canadian Armed Forces, International, Incarcerated)||122||16||0||16||13.1%|
|Group 2 (LocalFootnote 1 and NationalFootnote 2)||1,112||1,085||5||1,090||98.0%|
Return to source of Footnote 1 – Table 3 Electors whose applications were processed and whose ballots were counted by local returning offices. This includes electors who registered to vote in acute care facilities.
Return to source of Footnote 2 – Table 3 Electors whose applications were processed and whose ballots were counted by Elections Canada in Ottawa.
Return to source of Footnote 3 – Table 3 Total ballots cast divided by ballots issued.
|2015 general election||2016 by-election||Increase or decrease (-) from the 2015 general election|
|Ballots at ordinary polls||41,224||27,443||-13,781|
|Ballots at advance polls||8,106||5,717||-2,389|
|Voting by special ballot (SVR)||1,320||1,101Footnote 1||-219|
|Total valid ballots||50,650||34,261||-16,389|
|Total rejected ballots||118||61||-57|
|Total ballots cast||50,768||34,322||-16,446|
Return to source of Footnote 1 – Table 4 Total valid ballots for Group 1 and Group 2 electors in Table 3.
|Candidate and affiliation||Place of residence||Occupation||Valid votes obtained||Percentage of valid votes|
|Medicine Hat, AB||Retired police officer||23,932||69.9|
|Medicine Hat, AB||Caterer||8,777||25.6|
Christian Heritage Party
|Telkwa, BC||Quality control supervisor||703||2.1|
|Beverly Ann Waege
New Democratic Party
|Dunmore, AB||Retail clerk||353||1.0|
|Sheldon W. Johnston
|Medicine Hat, AB||Chaplain||285||0.8|
|Medicine Hat, AB||Artist||211||0.6|