Series 8.11 - Civic Elections and Census Enumeration (1875-1977)

Access Copies Original Ledgers

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Civic Elections and Census Enumeration (1875-1977)

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  • Textual record

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CA EDM RG-8-8.11

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64.4 m of textual records

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Administrative history

The Office of the City Clerk was responsible for overseeing the administration of civic elections. One of the duties was to keep track of eligible voters through voters' lists, which were created for every municipal election until the practice was discontinued in 1995 due to costs. For reasons of efficiency, the civic census and voter enumeration was done at the same time.

Between 1896 and 1968 civic elections were held according to the following schedule.

  • 1896-1929 annually on the 2nd Monday in December
  • 1930-1943 annually on the 2nd Wednesday in November
  • 1944-1951 annually on the 1st Wednesday in November
  • 1952-1963 annually on the 3rd Wednesday in October
  • 1964-1968 every 2nd year on the 3rd Wednesday in October
  • Since 1971 elections have been held every 3rd year on the 3rd Monday in October

Custodial history

Scope and content

This series consists of the records created by the Office of the City Clerk relating to local elections. The material contains voters' lists, burgesses' lists, lists of electors, and census enumeration records. Two subseries have been created to house the published, access copies and the original ledgers carried by City staff when the information was collected.

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These records were transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives via the Office of the City Clerk between 1975 and 1991.


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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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File lists available online.

Associated materials

There are a number of polling division maps in the Archives holdings which were created by the Office of the City Clerk but which are part of collections and fonds separate from RG-8.11.

They include: EAM-112 (1912); EAM-211 (1946); EAM-741 (1958); EAM-742 (1959); EAM-743 (1960); EAM-744 (1961); EAM-745 (1962); EAM-746 (1963); EAM-436 (1964); EAM-437 (1966); EAM-330 (1971); EAM-747 (1974); EAM-125 (1977); EAM-187 (1978)


Further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A75-147, A76-138, A78-18, A78-23, A80-115, A88-61, A91-125

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: RG Room