1946 Edmonton municipal election
The 1946 municipal election was held November 6, 1946 to elect a mayor and six aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council, 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 four of the positions were already filled: James McCrie Douglas, John Munro, John Gillies, and Charles Gariepy were all elected to two year terms in 1945 and were still in office. Ethel Browne (SS) had also been elected to a two-year term in 1945, but had resigned due to ill health; accordingly, Harold Tanner (SS) was elected to a one-year term.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Mary Butterworth (SS), E S Haynes, and Armour Ford had been elected to two year terms in 1945 and were still in office. Albert Ottewell (SS) had also been elected to a two-year term in 1945, but had died; accordingly, Andrew Stewart was elected to a one-year term.
On the separate board, there were four vacancies out of seven seats, as Joseph Gallant, Thomas Malone, and Joseph Pilon were continuing. William Wilde (SS) had been elected to a two-year term in 1945, but had resigned; accordingly, newcomer Weldon Bateman (SS) was acclaimed to a one-year term.
There were 24,919 ballots cast out of 73,852 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 33.7%.
- 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.
|Civic Democratic Alliance||Harry Ainlay||22,839||92.44%|
|Citizens' Committee||Sidney Bowcott||14,161|
|Citizens' Committee||Athelstan Bissett||13,867||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||Harold Tanner||13,799||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||Sidney Parsons||13,065|
|Citizens' Committee||James Ogilvie||12,067|
|Citizens' Committee||Frederick John Mitchell||12,287|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||Percy Gwynne||10,682|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||Charles Willis||9,586|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||Edith Rogers||9,439|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||Norman Finnemore||8,829|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||Williston Haszard||8,412|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||Charles Gilbert||8,192|
Public school trustees
|Citizens' Committee||Andrew Stewart||13,830|
|Citizens' Committee||James MacDonald||12,779|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||John Morrison||11,739|
|Citizens' Committee||Robert Rae||11,106|
|Citizens' Committee||Carl W. Clement||10,590|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||William W. R. Boyes||9,636|
|Civic Democratic Alliance||John Moon||8,650|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Adrian Crowe (SS), Francis Killeen, James O'Hara, and Weldon Bateman (SS) were acclaimed.
Daylight Savings Plebiscite
Are you in favour of Daylight Saving Time being put into operation in the City of Edmonton from a date in the month of April to a date in the month in September?
- Yes - 13,837
- No - 10,471