Take a look at our live coverage recap in the blog below:
It’s election day in Alberta. The polls opened at 9 a.m., in what’s anticipated to be a tight three-way race between the Alberta NDP, the Progressive Conservatives and Wildrose.
Global News has multi-platform coverage throughout the day.
Our special election broadcast began when the polls closed at 8 p.m. Live on Global Edmonton, Global Calgary, Global Lethbridge, on the Global Go app and right here on Globalnews.ca, anchors Gord Gillies, Linda Olsen, Gord Steinke and Nancy Carlson are providing in-depth analysis and by-the-minute results, along with a team of journalists in Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge and Fort McMurray, and a panel of expert analysts.
Follow the election day action from when the polls open at 9 a.m. until the race is decided with our mobile-friendly live blog below. You’ll see ongoing text, photo and video updates from the Global News election team and, once results start to roll in, you can chat with host Kent Morrison, political analyst Dave Cournoyer and Twitter Canada’s Steve Ladurantaye.
Twitter – especially the #abvote hashtag – will be a torrent on election day. We’ll help cut through the noise.
Use #abvoteGlobal to make your tweets stand out; we’ll grab some of the best to add to the live blog. Use the hashtag on Facebook and Instagram, too. Add it when you snap a selfie outside your polling station to show your voter pride.
Love Snapchat? Add globalnews1 and watch the Alberta election story unfold through the eyes of some of our reporters.
After you vote, be sure to take our exit poll, then check back when we release the results: How did Albertans vote? When did they make their final decision? What was their tipping point? And which party or parties do they think will ultimately form the government?
Globalnews.ca has live, real-time election results on our interactive map; updates from all 87 ridings; the stories of the night, from voter turnout to seat turnover; and commentary, not just from politicians and pundits, but from you, our audience.