1962 Edmonton municipal election
The 1962 municipal election was held October 17, 1962 to elect five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and three trustees to sit on each of the public and separate school boards. The electorate also decided two plebiscite questions. No election for mayor was held because Elmer Roper was one year into a two-year term.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: McKim Ross, Angus McGugan, Stanley Milner, Gordon McClary, and John Leslie Bodie were all elected to two-year terms in 1961 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Eric Duggan, Vernon Johnson, Edith Rogers, and P William Jones were elected to two-year terms in 1961 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Joseph Moreau, A A Gorman, Orest Demco, and Harry Carrigan were continuing.
This was the last election held under the old system whereby members of council would be elected to staggered two-year terms. Beginning in 1964, all members of council would be elected to two-year terms in the same year. The 1963 election was a transition election, in that all positions were elected for one-year terms, to allow every position to be elected anew in 1964.
There were 42146 ballots cast out of 165940 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 25.4%.
- bold indicates elected
- italics indicate incumbent
- SS indicates representative for Edmonton's South Side, with a minimum SS representation instituted after the city of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River, amalgamated into Edmonton on February 1, 1912. This appears to be the final election to use this system, moving to an unencumbered at-large system in the 1963 election and a ward system in the 1971 election.
|Civic Government Association||Frederick John Mitchell||25,768|
|Civic Government Association||George Prudham||24,542||SS|
|Civic Government Association||Ethel Wilson||28,690|
|Civic Government Association||Morris Weinlos||28,872|
|Civic Government Association||Vincent Dantzer||19,970|
|Civic Rights Protective Association||Julia Kiniski||12,643|
|Civic Rights Protective Association||Paul Stepa||4,576|
|Civic Rights Protective Association||Albert Hensch||3,670|
|Civic Rights Protective Association||Ivar Vanags||2,528|
Public school trustees
|Better Education Association||Milton Lazerte||16,016|
|Civic Government Association||James Falconer||14,532|
|Better Education Association||Helen Sinclair||14,297|
|Better Education Association||Walter Gainer||13,772|
|Civic Government Association||A. K. Miller||12,199|
|Civic Government Association||Peter Stewart||9,640|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Term of Civic Officials
Should present election procedure under the City Act be continued whereby half of the Aldermen and half the School Board representatives are elected each year for a two-year term, and the Mayor is elected for a two-year term every two years? - 13197
Should the election system be changed so that a Municipal election for Mayor, Aldermen and for the School Board Representatives will only be required every two years with all members, when elected, to sit for a term of two years? - 16101
Should the election system be changed so that a Municipal election for Mayor, Aldermen, and for School Board representatives will only be required every three years with all members, when elected, to sit for a term of three years? - 7821
The Early Closing of Shops Bylaw and Food Stores
Do you Favor the passing of a bylaw to amend bylaw No.1716 being the Early Closing of Shops bylaw, so that the amended bylaw will exempt all food stores in Edmonton, regardless of size, from all provisions of the Early Closing Bylaw if the principal business of the store or shop is the sale of food?
- Yes - 13006
- No - 27587
- "Election History". City of Edmonton: Elections and Census Office. Retrieved 2017-04-29.