Thursday, February 19, 2009

Alberta elections chief ousted - Edmonton Journal

Alberta elections chief ousted:

Alberta’s chief electoral officer was given his walking papers Wednesday night after an all-party committee of MLAs, dominated by the governing Conservatives, voted not to renew Lorne Gibson’s contract.

The decision to let Gibson go came after a meeting Friday afternoon that highlighted all the mistakes of the 2008 election, from Elections Alberta’s failure to do a full count of voters to Gibson not getting a list of eligible returning officers from the Progressive Conservative party until weeks or days before polls opened.

On March 3, 2008, just 41 per cent of Albertans cast ballots, amounting to the lowest voter turnout in the province’s history.

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