1931 Edmonton municipal election
The 1931 municipal election was held November 11, 1931 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board, while four trustees were acclaimed to the separate school board.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: James Collisson, Charles Gibbs, Frederick Keillor (SS), Donald Lake, and Charles Gerald O'Connor were all elected to two-year terms in 1930 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Samuel Barnes, Frederick Casselman, and Mrs. W D Ferris had all been elected to two-year terms in 1930 and were still in office. The same was true of the separate school board, where A J Crowe (SS), J O Pilon, and W D Trainor were continuing.
There were 22,583 ballots cast out of 42,753 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 52.8%.
- bold or indicates elected
- italics indicate incumbent
- "SS", where data is available, indicates 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.
|Labour||Daniel Kennedy Knott||13,014||57.63%|
|Civic Government Association||James McCrie Douglas||9,569||42.37%|
|Civic Government Association||Herbert Baker||9,839|
|Civic Government Association||Arthur Gainer||9,741|
|Civic Government Association||Ralph Bellamy||8,780|
|Civic Government Association||Thornton Graham||7,802|
|Independent||Lin S. Bell||3,222|
|Independent||Frank R. Lovette||2,540|
Public school trustees
|Civic Government Association||Albert Ottewell||11,035||SS|
|Civic Government Association||L. Y. Cairns||9,222|
|Civic Government Association||Arthur Cushing||9,009|
|Civic Government Association||S. A. Dickson||8,327|
(The figures above were those from the initial count. Upon completion of a recount, Bowcott was found to have received more votes than Cushing and was therefore elected.)
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Charles Gariepy, Thomas Magee, T Malone, and J Tansey (SS) were acclaimed.