April 17, 2019 8:52 am
Updated: April 19, 2019 8:22 pm

Alberta election 2019: unofficial results of ridings that remain undeclared on election night

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Editor’s Note: The previous version of this story relied on election results from The Canadian Press. It has been updated to include results from the Global News decision desk. In addition, this story was updated on Friday, April 19, to include the results of all undeclared ridings, as per Elections Alberta’s unofficial results.

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Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party won a majority government in Tuesday’s Alberta election, but several ridings remain undeclared.

The Global News decision desk determined that five ridings were too close to call, and will wait until the out-of-district advance poll results are reported before declaring any winners in those areas.

On Friday, Elections Alberta released the unofficial results of Tuesday’s election, which have been updated below.

Calgary-Falconridge

As of Thursday night UCP candidate Devinder Toor led NDP candidate Parmeet Boparai by 155 votes with 293 out of district votes left to count.

UPDATE: On Friday, April 19, Toor was declared the winner of the seat as per unofficial results released by Elections Alberta.

Calgary-Falconridge is a new northeast riding, created from pieces of Calgary-Greenway, Calgary-McCall, and Calgary-Cross.

It contains the neighbourhoods of Whitehorn, Temple, Castleridge, Falconridge, Coral Springs, and the eastern part of Taradale.

Watch below: A day after the Alberta election, the votes are still being counted and a few races could hang in the balance. Fletcher Kent reports.

Calgary-Currie

As of Thursday night, UCP candidate Nicholas Milliken led the NDP’s Brian Malkinson by 374 votes with 1,763 out of district votes to count.

UPDATE: On Friday, April 19, Malkinson shared a statement online, conceding, and congratulating Milliken for winning the riding.

Calgary-Currie includes communities such as Sunalta and Westgate. It has largely elected PCs since 1971, with the exception of two Liberal wins, in 2004 and 2008.

This riding was part of the 2015 orange crush, which saw the Alberta NDP stomp out a 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty in the province.

The riding is named after Currie Barracks on the west side of Crowchild Trail.

Calgary-Varsity

As of Thursday night, the UCP’s Jason Copping led the NDP’s Anne McGrath by 929 votes with 1,289 out of district votes to count.

UPDATE: On Friday, April 19, Copping was declared the winner of the seat as per unofficial results released by Elections Alberta.

The riding includes the University of Calgary in the city’s northwest.

NDP MLA Stephanie McLean did not run for re-election in this riding. In December, McLean resigned from her position in the Alberta legislature, leaving this riding without an incumbent. 

Edmonton-South West

As of Thursday night, UCP candidate Kaycee Madu led NDP candidate John Archer by 856 votes with 1,695 out of district votes to count.

UPDATE: On Friday, April 19, Archer conceded. Madu tweeted that his NDP opponent called to congratulate him. 

This riding includes the western and southern edges of Edmonton and rural areas. It also includes several new neighbourhoods south and west of Anthony Henday Drive.

Edmonton-West Henday 

As of Thursday night, the NDP’s Jon Carson led UCP candidate Nicole Williams by 316 votes with 2,419 out of district votes to count.

UPDATE: On Friday, April 19, Carson was declared the winner of the seat as per unofficial results released by Elections Alberta.

The riding includes the Calder area in the northwest and in the west end, neighbourhoods near West Edmonton Mall and Lewis Estates on the west side of Anthony Henday Drive.

The 2019 Alberta election was the first time the province used a “vote anywhere” system during the advance polls. For the five days of advance voting, Albertans could cast a ballot at any electoral district.

Of the record-breaking nearly 700,000 advance ballots cast across the province, Elections Alberta said more than 223,000 were cast at a polling station that was outside the voter’s riding. Officials did not start counting those 223,000 ballots until Wednesday afternoon.

Global News estimates that will see unofficial voter turnout come in at about 70 per cent.

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