Elections Alberta to release official results of provincial vote on May 15

An Elections Alberta polling station on May 5, 2015. Emily Mertz, Global News

EDMONTON – Elections Alberta is to release the official results of the provincial election on May 15, including the outcome of the race in Calgary-Glenmore which ended in an unofficial tie.

Drew Westwater, Elections Alberta spokesman, says returning officers are conducting the official count of ballots in all 87 constituencies.

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He says the official count is standard in Alberta and is used to confirm the results that were announced Tuesday night.

Westwater says Elections Alberta will automatically apply to the court for a judicial recount if there is still a tie in Calgary-Glenmore after the numbers are verified.

Candidates who were in other close races also have the right to ask the for a judicial recount after official results are announced.

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Westwater says the tie in Calgary-Glenmore shows that people are wrong when they believe their vote doesn’t count and therefore fail to cast a ballot.

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