Edmonton municipal election, 1918
The 1918 municipal election was held December 9, 1918 to elect a mayor and six aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council, three trustees to sit on the public school board, and four trustees to sit on the separate school board.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but four of the positions were already filled: Matthew Esdale, James Kinney, Warren Prevey, and Orlando Bush were all elected to two year terms in 1917 and were still in office. Charles Wilson was also elected to a two year term in 1917, but resigned to run for mayor; accordingly, Charles Grant was elected to a one year term.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Henry Douglas, J A McPherson, Arthur Cushing, and E T Bishop had all been elected to two year terms in 1917. On the eight member separate board, four of the positions were filled: M Kelly, F A French, Joseph Henri Picard, and H J Roche had been elected to two year terms in 1917. To keep the terms properly staggered, one trustee - Paul Jenvrin - was elected to a one year term.
There were 9046 ballots cast out of 10825 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 83.5%.
(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)
|Labour||William Spencer Fielde||2,615|
|Labour||J. E. White||2,466|
Public school trustees
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
|Independent||G. W. Curtis||302|
|Independent||J. J. Murray||203|
(Murray was elected over Curtis despite winning fewer votes because of the need for a representative from the south side of the North Saskatchewan River.)