1917 Edmonton municipal election
The 1917 municipal election was held December 10, 1917, to elect a mayor and seven aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on each of the public and separate school boards. There were also two plebiscite questions asked.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but three of the positions were already filled: George Pheasey, William Martin, and Charles Grant were all elected to two-year terms in 1916 and were still in office. Thomas Bellamy and James Macfie MacDonald were also elected to two-year terms in 1916, but both resigned to run for mayor; accordingly, Samuel McCoppen and Henri Martin were elected to one-year terms.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Joseph Duggan, C. Frost, and William Rea had all been elected to two-year terms in 1915. The same was true of the separate board, where Joseph Gariépy, M. J. O'Farrell, and G. W. Curtis were all continuing.
The five mayoral candidates were the most in Edmonton's history up to that point.
There were 7895 ballots cast out of 11271 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 70.0%.
- bold indicates elected
- italics indicate incumbent
- South Side indicates, where data is available, a representative for Edmonton's South Side, with a minimum South Side representation instituted after the city of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River, amalgamated into Edmonton on February 1, 1912.
|Independent||Harry Marshall Erskine Evans||3,799||50.10%|
|Independent||James Macfie MacDonald||448||5.91%|
|Labour||S. W. Field||2,068|
|Labour||J. E. White||1,791|
Public school trustees
|Independent||J. A. McPherson||3,815|
|Independent||E. T. Bishop||2,894|
|Independent||A. L. Marks||1,916|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
|Independent||F. A. French||490|
|Independent||Joseph Henri Picard||417|
|Independent||H. J. Roche||387|
|Are you in favour of the assessment of|
buildings and improvements at a percentage
value not exceeding 25 percent?
|Are you in favour of a business assessment|
equal to the full amount of rental value
of the premises wherein business is carried?