Alberta election Day 26: The final weekend

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WATCH ABOVE: Albertans find out on Tuesday night whether they've elected a new premier, or given Rachel Notley another four years in power. David Akin looks at the record number of people showing up at advance polls, and where Notley and Jason Kenney are focusing their efforts to get as many votes as possible – Apr 12, 2019

On Day 26 of the Alberta election race, leaders are heading into the final weekend of the campaign.

Jason Kenney was in northern Alberta making a campaign stop in Valleyview, Rachel Notley was in Calgary, Stephen Mandel made a campaign stop in Vegreville, and David Khan was in Calgary to take in a Flames playoff game.

The final days of campaigning come as hundreds of thousands of Albertans have already cast their ballot.

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Saturday is the last day of advanced voting in the 2019 Alberta spring election.

READ MORE: Over 500,000 votes cast in Alberta election advanced polls

According to Elections Alberta, approximately 545,000 votes have been cast after four days of early voting.

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The over half-a-million votes dwarf the around 235,000 votes cast in early polls during the 2015 election.

WATCH: Final days in Alberta’s election campaign

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Final days in Alberta’s election campaign – Apr 12, 2019

There are about 100 new locations for advance polls in malls, airports, recreation centres and even one in IKEA in Edmonton on Saturday.

Dozens of people wait in line at Ikea to vote in advance polls ahead of the Alberta election. Global News

READ MORE: Record-breaking number of votes cast at Alberta election advance polls

Where the leaders are Saturday on the campaign trail

NDP Leader Rachel Notley

Rachel Notley was in Calgary speaking at two events. At 2 p.m. she was at Hudson Event Spaces and at 6 p.m. hosted a leader’s event at the Calgary Shaw Campaign Office.

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United Conservative Party Leader Jason Kenney

Jason Kenney made a stop in Valleyview to discuss jobs, the economy and pipelines.

Alberta Party Leader Stephen Mandel

Stephen Mandel spent the morning at a campaign stop in Vegreville and the afternoon in Edmonton door-knocking.

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Alberta Liberal Leader David Khan

David Khan and his volunteer team are scheduled to watch the Calgary Flames take on the Colorado Avalanche in the NHL playoffs Saturday evening.

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— With files from The Canadian Press


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