1940 Edmonton municipal election
The 1940 municipal election was held November 13, 1940 to elect a mayor and seven aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council. Elections for school trustees were not held, as candidates for both the public and separate boards were acclaimed.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but three of the positions were already filled: George Campbell (SS), Edward Brown, and Dan Knott were all elected to two-year terms in 1939 and were still in office. Frederick Casselman and Douglas Grout (SS) had also been elected to two-year terms in 1939, but had resigned; accordingly, Charles Gariepy and Blair Paterson (SS) were elected to one-year terms.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: M Downey (SS), Bruce Smith, R L Sutherland, and Albert Ottewell (SS) had been elected to two-year terms in 1939 and were still in office. The same was true of the separate board, where Romeo Bouchard, Hugh Currie, Robert Tighe, and William Wilde (SS) were continuing.
There were 14,523 ballots cast out of 56,225 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 25.8%.
- 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.
|Citizens' Committee||John Wesley Fry||8,044||55.62%|
|Citizens' Committee||James Ogilvie||8,790|
|Citizens' Committee||Sidney Bowcott||8,553|
|Citizens' Committee||Athelstan Bissett||8,294||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||Sidney Parsons||7,896|
|Citizens' Committee||Blair Paterson||7,571||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||Frederick John Mitchell||7,152|
|Citizens' Committee||Charles Gariepy||6,791|
|Civic Progressive Association||Walter Clevely||4,044|
|Civic Progressive Association||Rice Sheppard||4,040||SS|
|Civic Progressive Association||Guy Patterson||4,025|
|Civic Progressive Association||E. C. Fisher||3,790|
|Civic Progressive Association||Elisha East||3,743|
|Civic Progressive Association||C. B. Willis||3,303|
|Civic Progressive Association||A. A. Deacon||2,384|
|Labour||W. H. O'Neill||2,069|
|Democrat||Ernest C. Holub||660|
Public school trustees
Izena Ross, E M Gunderson, and W G McConachie were acclaimed.
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Adrien Crowe (SS), James O’Hara, and J O Pilon were acclaimed.