1946 Edmonton municipal election

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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.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 24,919 ballots cast out of 73,852 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 33.7%.

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes %
Civic Democratic Alliance Harry Ainlay 22,839 92.44%
Independent Thomas Cairns 1,868 7.56%

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Citizens' Committee Sidney Bowcott 14,161 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Athelstan Bissett 13,867 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Harold Tanner 13,799 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Sidney Parsons 13,065 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee James Ogilvie 12,067 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Frederick John Mitchell 12,287 Green tickY
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
Independent Julia Kiniski 2,635

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Citizens' Committee Andrew Stewart 13,830 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee James MacDonald 12,779 Green tickY
Civic Democratic Alliance John Morrison 11,739 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Robert Rae 11,106 Green tickY
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[edit]

Adrian Crowe (SS), Francis Killeen, James O'Hara, and Weldon Bateman (SS) were acclaimed.

Daylight Savings Plebiscite[edit]

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

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