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Edmonton municipal election, 1936

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The 1936 municipal election was held November 12, 1936 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and three trustees to sit on the public school board (Adrien Crowe, J O Pilon, and J O'Hara were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board). Voters also rejected a proposal to extend the mayor's term to two years. The election would normally have been held on November 11 (the rule at the time being that the municipal election would be held on the second Wednesday of November), but was delayed by a day owing to the Armistice Day holiday.

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There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Margaret Crang, Elisha East, Guy Patterson, Walter Clevely, and Charles Gould were all elected to two-year terms in 1935 and were still in office.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Walter Morrish, Frank Crang, Albert Ottewell, and Sidney Bowcott had all been elected to two-year terms in 1935 and were still in office. The same was true of the separate school board, where Charles Gariepy, Thomas Malone, R D Tighe, and William Wilde were continuing.

Voter turnout

There were 29300 ballots cast out of 50670 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 57.8%.

Results

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Separate (Catholic) school trustees

Adrien Crowe, J O Pilon, and J O'Hara were acclaimed.

Mayoral Term Plebiscite

Are you in favour of the Mayor holding office for the term of two years?

  • Yes - 12511
  • No - 15320
  • References

    Edmonton municipal election, 1936 Wikipedia


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