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Referendum Results

Event:

The Order in Council to conduct a referendum on daylight saving time was issued on August 9, 2021. The referendum vote took place in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections. The referendum question asked electors:

Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?

Electors could vote “yes” or “no” on the question.

The results table below includes:
  • Provincial Results: The top row reporting “Provincial Total” is the provincial results of the vote.
  • Municipal Results: The totals reported by each municipality are provided. Where a municipality conducted the vote for a summer village, First Nation, improvement district or special area, the additional jurisdiction included in that municipalities reported total can be accessed by clicking on the arrow.
  • Rejected Ballots: There are two categories of rejected ballots:
    • The Rejected as Blank column represents the ballots that were left blank. In the Local Authorities Election Act, the process to decline a ballot is to leave it blank. There were 22,949 rejected as blank ballots in the referenda on Daylight Saving Time.
    • The Rejected for Other Reasons column represents the ballots that were rejected where more than one vote was cast, or where the intent of the voter could not be determined during the count. There were 1,423 ballots rejected for other reasons in the referenda on Daylight Saving Time.
  • Estimated Turnout: Turnout information by municipality is not available, as most municipalities do not use a list of electors and all voters register at the polls. Elections Alberta maintains the provincial List of Electors, which as of April 2021 included 2,822,303 electors. This figure does not include any new registrations that occurred during the municipal elections at the polls. The estimated turnout for the referenda on Daylight Saving Time, using the provincial List of Electors, is 38.7%.

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Jurisdiction Number of Electors Who Voted Yes No Rejected as Blank (Declined) Rejected for Other Reasons
Provincial Total
Valid Vote Count Percentage
1,093,028 531,782
49.8%
536,874
50.2%
22,949 1,423
ACME 137 78 59 0 0
AIRDRIE 12,029 6,215 5,656 154 4
  • ALBERTA BEACH
    Includes results from:
    Summer Village of Castle Island,
    Summer Village of Sunset Point,
    Summer Village of Val Quentin
255 123 129 3 0
ALIX 215 138 75 2 0
ALLIANCE 78 54 24 0 0
AMISK 60 33 25 1 1
ANDREW 150 85 56 7 2
ARROWWOOD 71 39 30 2 0
ATHABASCA 730 391 312 15 12
ATHABASCA COUNTY 2,232 1,350 831 40 11
  • BANFF
    Includes results from:
    Improvement District No. 09 (Banff)
2,093 848 1,160 81 4
BARNWELL 213 114 95 4 0
BARONS 107 75 27 5 0
BARRHEAD 1,366 719 583 48 16
BASHAW 318 164 147 6 1
BASSANO 427 226 193 8 0
BAWLF 84 48 35 1 0
BEAUMONT 4,578 2,174 2,243 161 0
BEAVER COUNTY 1,462 797 637 26 2
BEAVERLODGE 486 230 248 3 5
BEISEKER 243 137 102 2 2
BENTLEY 309 178 122 9 0
BERWYN 67 38 29 0 0
BIG LAKES COUNTY 1,353 806 525 17 5
BIG VALLEY 145 81 62 2 0
BIRCH HILLS COUNTY 365 203 152 10 0
BITTERN LAKE 80 42 35 3 0
BLACK DIAMOND 859 465 377 17 0
BLACKFALDS 1,459 850 567 42 0
BON ACCORD 361 190 165 3 3
  • BONNYVILLE
    Includes results from:
    Summer Village of Bonnyville Beach,
    Summer Village of Pelican Narrows
1,290 823 435 29 3
BOW ISLAND 304 176 127 1 0
BOWDEN 368 211 144 10 3
  • BOYLE
    Includes results from:
    Summer Village of Bondiss,
    Summer Village of Mewatha Beach
253 143 101 6 3
BRAZEAU COUNTY 2,670 1,530 1,092 44 4
BRETON 166 90 67 6 3
BROOKS 2,555 1,338 1,124 82 11
BRUDERHEIM 203 127 75 0 1
BUFFALO LAKE MÉTIS SETTLEMENT 44 22 22 0 0
CALGARY 392,780 187,286 198,957 6,351 186
CALMAR 552 292 248 12 0
CAMROSE 5,288 2,749 2,430 107 2
CAMROSE COUNTY 2,293 1,164 1,087 30 12
CANMORE 4,838 1,666 3,032 140 0
CARBON 235 145 83 1 6
CARDSTON 1,306 736 537 32 1
  • CARDSTON COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Blood Indian Reserve #148,
    Blood Tribe
1,338 807 500 27 4
CARMANGAY 119 54 59 4 2
CAROLINE 96 56 37 3 0
CARSTAIRS 1,214 683 514 17 0
CASTOR 309 157 141 8 3
CHAMPION 125 64 59 0 2
CHAUVIN 142 100 40 1 1
CHESTERMERE 4,731 2,479 2,130 121 1
CHIPMAN 108 56 49 3 0
CLARESHOLM 1,469 746 671 50 2
CLEAR HILLS COUNTY 602 315 275 11 1
  • CLEARWATER COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Big Horn Indian Reserve #144A,
    O'Chiese First Nation,
    O'Chiese Indian Reserve #203,
    Sunchild Cree Indian Reserve #202,
    Sunchild First Nation
3,678 2,082 1,513 71 12
CLIVE 186 106 78 1 1
CLYDE 63 28 34 1 0
COALDALE 2,862 1,588 1,115 159 0
COALHURST 632 345 270 8 9
COCHRANE 6,844 3,225 3,499 119 1
COLD LAKE 2,737 1,802 893 42 0
CONSORT 216 142 61 10 3
CORONATION 293 167 120 5 1
COUNTY OF BARRHEAD NO. 11 1,678 869 769 34 6
COUNTY OF FORTY MILE NO. 8 399 216 179 3 1
COUNTY OF GRANDE PRAIRIE NO. 1 4,914 2,294 2,542 59 19
COUNTY OF MINBURN NO. 27 719 418 270 31 0
COUNTY OF NEWELL 1,528 731 772 23 2
COUNTY OF NORTHERN LIGHTS 713 406 298 7 2
COUNTY OF PAINTEARTH NO. 18 446 236 203 6 1
COUNTY OF ST. PAUL NO. 19 2,495 1,484 943 67 1
1,877 945 899 31 2
COUNTY OF TWO HILLS NO. 21 950 556 393 1 0
COUNTY OF VERMILION RIVER 2,326 1,441 842 30 13
COUNTY OF WARNER NO. 5 428 230 189 8 1
  • COUNTY OF WETASKIWIN NO. 10
    Includes results from:
    Ermineskin Indian Reserve #138,
    Ermineskin Tribe,
    Louis Bull Indian Reserve #138B,
    Louis Bull Tribe,
    Montana First Nation,
    Montana Indian Reserve #139,
    Pigeon Lake Indian Reserve #138A,
    Summer Village of Argentia Beach,
    Summer Village of Crystal Springs,
    Summer Village of Grandview,
    Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach,
    Summer Village of Norris Beach,
    Summer Village of Poplar Bay
2,710 1,448 1,233 29 0
COUTTS 74 43 29 2 0
COWLEY 48 33 15 0 0
CREMONA 144 77 60 4 3
CROSSFIELD 550 318 226 6 0
CROWSNEST PASS 1,749 985 729 27 8
CYPRESS COUNTY 1,809 1,226 558 23 2
CZAR 79 50 27 2 0
DAYSLAND 317 183 130 4 0
DELBURNE 170 112 58 0 0
DELIA 53 28 25 0 0
DEVON 2,177 1,037 1,107 32 1
DIDSBURY 1,667 827 753 85 2
DONALDA 95 59 31 4 1
DONNELLY 50 25 23 2 0
DRAYTON VALLEY 1,849 975 788 83 3
DRUMHELLER 2,680 1,390 1,220 23 47
DUCHESS 176 97 78 1 0
EAST PRAIRIE MÉTIS SETTLEMENT 17 11 6 0 0
ECKVILLE 271 142 125 4 0
EDBERG 54 31 22 0 1
EDGERTON 147 77 63 2 5
EDMONTON 235,852 104,187 125,408 6,126 131
EDSON 1,775 943 790 34 8
ELIZABETH MÉTIS SETTLEMENT 20 16 4 0 0
ELK POINT 475 267 190 16 2
ELNORA 91 66 24 1 0
EMPRESS 105 71 33 1 0
FAIRVIEW 428 200 228 0 0
FALHER 201 128 68 5 0
FISHING LAKE MÉTIS SETTLEMENT 32 18 13 0 1
FLAGSTAFF COUNTY 793 389 391 13 0
FOOTHILLS COUNTY 4,199 2,090 2,063 44 2
FOREMOST 204 120 80 4 0
FORESTBURG 183 95 87 1 0
FORT MACLEOD 726 385 326 14 1
FORT SASKATCHEWAN 6,269 2,916 3,225 126 2
FOX CREEK 443 194 245 4 0
GIBBONS 782 394 365 22 1
GIROUXVILLE 58 30 27 1 0
GLENDON 158 102 53 2 1
GLENWOOD 124 61 60 3 0
GRANDE PRAIRIE 9,801 4,140 5,269 213 179
GRIMSHAW 392 178 213 1 0
HALKIRK 39 22 17 0 0
HANNA 801 430 355 16 0
HARDISTY 228 116 112 0 0
HAY LAKES 122 61 59 0 2
HEISLER 29 14 14 1 0
HIGH LEVEL 439 263 169 5 2
HIGH PRAIRIE 693 360 314 19 0
HIGH RIVER 4,241 2,116 1,957 167 1
HILL SPRING 76 45 29 2 0
HINES CREEK 110 60 42 8 0
HINTON 2,763 1,506 1,180 61 16
HOLDEN 109 72 35 2 0
HUGHENDEN 95 57 34 4 0
HUSSAR 68 34 33 0 1
IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT NO. 04 (WATERTON) 21 6 15 0 0
INNISFAIL 2,679 1,329 1,117 233 0
INNISFREE 52 29 23 0 0
IRMA 168 100 68 0 0
IRRICANA 370 179 187 0 4
  • JASPER
    Includes results from:
    Improvement District No. 12 (Jasper National Park)
1,359 611 732 14 2
KILLAM 213 108 102 3 0
KITSCOTY 230 149 80 1 0
KNEEHILL COUNTY 1,275 646 601 22 6
  • LAC LA BICHE COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Heart Lake First Nation,
    Heart Lake Indian Reserve #167
3,219 1,917 1,186 108 8
3,044 1,655 1,297 86 6
LACOMBE 2,464 1,217 1,192 54 1
  • LACOMBE COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Summer Village of Birchcliff,
    Summer Village of Half Moon Bay,
    Summer Village of Sunbreaker Cove
2,474 1,280 1,157 30 7
LAMONT 439 235 198 6 0
LAMONT COUNTY 1,144 839 249 52 4
LEDUC 7,007 3,436 3,406 164 1
LEDUC COUNTY 3,705 1,964 1,680 49 12
LEGAL 379 202 170 7 0
LETHBRIDGE 28,293 14,158 13,484 632 19
LETHBRIDGE COUNTY 1,209 573 611 25 0
LINDEN 212 111 94 7 0
LLOYDMINSTER 2,142 1,709 433 0 0
LONGVIEW 152 83 69 0 0
LOUGHEED 67 33 32 2 0
MACKENZIE COUNTY 1,293 941 323 26 3
MAGRATH 841 498 335 5 3
MANNING 265 126 133 5 1
MANNVILLE 225 148 73 4 0
MARWAYNE 174 106 68 0 0
MAYERTHORPE 191 128 62 1 0
MCLENNAN 220 113 106 1 0
MEDICINE HAT 19,998 12,113 7,473 409 3
MILK RIVER 435 253 169 13 0
MILLET 505 276 128 101 0
MILO 65 36 28 1 0
  • MINISTRY OF MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS
    Includes results from:
    Cold Lake First Nations,
    Cold Lake Indian Reserve #149,
    Cold Lake Indian Reserve #149A,
    Cold Lake Indian Reserve #149B,
    Cold Lake Indian Reserve #149C,
    Eden Valley Indian Reserve #216,
    Frog Lake First Nation,
    Improvement District No. 24 (Wood Buffalo),
    Kananaskis Improvement District,
    Kehewin Cree Nation,
    Kehewin Indian Reserve #123,
    Peigan Indian Reserve #147, Piikani Nation,
    Puskiakiwenin Indian Reserve #122,
    Special Areas Board, Stoney (Bearspaw) First Nation, Stoney (Chiniki) First Nation, Stoney (Wesley) First Nation, Stoney Indian Reserve No. 142, 143 & 144 (Morley), Stoney Nakoda Nation, Summer Village of Birch Cove, Summer Village of Ghost Lake,Unipouheos Indian Reserve #121,
314 131 79 2 102
MORINVILLE 2,640 1,384 1,189 62 5
MORRIN 77 38 39 0 0
MOUNTAIN VIEW COUNTY 3,850 1,951 1,825 65 9
MUNDARE 352 229 111 12 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF ACADIA NO. 34 160 117 43 0 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF BIGHORN NO. 8 449 183 258 4 4
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF BONNYVILLE NO. 87 4,272 2,757 1,388 126 1
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF FAIRVIEW NO. 136 440 218 209 12 1
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF GREENVIEW NO. 16 2,225 1,192 973 56 4
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF LESSER SLAVE RIVER NO. 124 1,009 520 458 29 2
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF OPPORTUNITY NO. 17 966 513 392 61 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF PEACE NO. 135 222 100 118 4 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF PINCHER CREEK NO. 9 958 443 505 10 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF PROVOST NO. 52 698 432 256 9 1
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF RANCHLAND NO. 66 26 12 14 0 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF SMOKY RIVER NO. 130 812 425 368 15 4
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF SPIRIT RIVER NO. 133 177 86 89 2 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF TABER 972 490 454 28 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF WAINWRIGHT NO. 61 1,380 756 613 11 0
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT OF WILLOW CREEK NO. 26 1,342 701 618 22 1
MUNSON 94 45 48 1 0
MYRNAM 61 32 27 2 0
NAMPA 86 49 35 2 0
NANTON 774 378 383 12 1
NOBLEFORD 260 137 123 0 0
NORTHERN SUNRISE COUNTY 494 267 224 3 0
OKOTOKS 7,523 3,523 3,868 129 3
OLDS 2,361 1,167 1,113 81 0
  • ONOWAY
    Includes results from:
    Summer Village of Island Lake,
    Summer Village of Island Lake South,
    Summer Village of Nakamun Park,
    Summer Village of Ross Haven,
    Summer Village of Sandy Beach,
    Summer Village of Silver Sands,
    Summer Village of South Baptiste,
    Summer Village of South View,
    Summer Village of Sunrise Beach,
    Summer Village of Sunset Beach,
    Summer Village of West Baptiste,
    Summer Village of West Cove,
    Summer Village of Whispering Hills,
    Summer Village of Yellowstone
476 252 217 7 0
OYEN 201 124 74 3 0
PADDLE PRAIRIE MÉTIS SETTLEMENT 8 6 2 0 0
PARADISE VALLEY 39 24 15 0 0
  • PARKLAND COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Enoch Cree Nation #440,
    Paul First Nation,
    Stony Plain Indian Reserve #135,
    Summer Village of Point Alison,
    Summer Village of Seba Beach,
    Wabamun Indian Reserve #133A,
    Wabamun Indian Reserve #133B
7,836 3,897 3,761 177 1
PEACE RIVER 1,884 847 990 39 8
PEAVINE MÉTIS SETTLEMENT 45 28 17 0 0
PENHOLD 834 396 372 66 0
PICTURE BUTTE 225 94 127 2 2
PINCHER CREEK 1,213 587 613 10 3
PONOKA 1,606 827 730 49 0
  • PONOKA COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Samson Cree Nation,
    Samson Indian Reserve #137,
    Samson Indian Reserve #137A
2,320 1,197 1,103 19 1
PROVOST 621 449 171 1 0
RAINBOW LAKE 59 37 22 0 0
RAYMOND 1,477 861 611 2 3
RED DEER 21,750 11,523 9,580 641 6
RED DEER COUNTY 6,020 3,134 2,777 80 29
REDCLIFF 1,377 859 490 26 2
REDWATER 647 373 274 0 0
REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF WOOD BUFFALO 12,616 7,497 4,656 447 16
RIMBEY 704 416 278 7 3
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE 1,707 966 704 34 3
  • ROCKY VIEW COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Redwood Meadows,
    Tsuu T'ina Indian Reserve #145,
    Tsuu T'ina Nation
11,540 5,505 5,831 171 33
ROCKYFORD 115 67 46 2 0
ROSALIND 67 33 34 0 0
ROSEMARY 112 62 49 1 0
RYCROFT 159 96 63 0 0
RYLEY 178 118 57 3 0
SADDLE HILLS COUNTY 727 347 365 13 2
SEDGEWICK 323 145 174 4 0
SEXSMITH 467 215 249 3 0
SLAVE LAKE 1,440 754 683 0 3
SMOKY LAKE 487 271 176 40 0
  • SMOKY LAKE COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Saddle Lake Cree Nation,
    Whitefish Lake Indian Reserve #128
1,035 558 402 74 1
SPIRIT RIVER 250 135 111 4 0
  • SPRING LAKE
    Includes results from:
    Summer Village of Betula Beach,
    Summer Village of Kapasiwin,
    Summer Village of Lakeview
175 96 76 0 3
SPRUCE GROVE 7,960 3,827 3,978 153 2
ST. ALBERT 17,826 7,374 10,038 408 6
ST. PAUL 1,367 782 497 36 52
STANDARD 123 81 40 2 0
STARLAND COUNTY 543 279 239 13 12
STAVELY 194 102 80 12 0
STETTLER 1,362 704 625 15 18
STIRLING 208 135 72 0 1
STONY PLAIN 4,327 2,127 2,028 126 46
STRATHCONA COUNTY 30,501 13,657 16,213 624 7
STRATHMORE 3,631 1,778 1,713 139 1
  • STURGEON COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Alexander First Nation,
    Alexander Indian Reserve #134
4,554 2,198 2,262 93 1
SUMMER VILLAGE OF BURNSTICK LAKE 7 4 3 0 0
SUMMER VILLAGE OF GOLDEN DAYS 42 21 21 0 0
SUMMER VILLAGE OF GULL LAKE 71 36 34 1 0
SUMMER VILLAGE OF HORSESHOE BAY 19 12 7 0 0
SUMMER VILLAGE OF LARKSPUR 2 1 1 0 0
SUMMER VILLAGE OF PARKLAND BEACH 32 15 17 0 0
SUMMER VILLAGE OF SILVER BEACH 5 2 3 0 0
SUMMER VILLAGE OF SUNDANCE BEACH 18 4 14 0 0
SUMMER VILLAGE OF WAIPAROUS 17 5 11 0 1
SUNDRE 885 500 364 21 0
SWAN HILLS 413 254 153 6 0
  • SYLVAN LAKE
    Includes results from:
    Summer Village of Jarvis Bay,
    Summer Village of Norglenwold
3,448 1,887 1,495 62 4
TABER 2,081 1,179 801 101 0
THORHILD COUNTY 1,147 634 495 16 2
THORSBY 400 203 194 3 0
THREE HILLS 1,101 604 452 24 21
TOFIELD 409 213 190 5 1
TROCHU 354 176 173 4 1
TURNER VALLEY 731 379 328 20 4
TWO HILLS 279 163 104 12 0
VALLEYVIEW 447 238 194 15 0
VAUXHALL 173 84 85 2 2
VEGREVILLE 1,760 995 714 47 4
VERMILION 1,204 677 527 0 0
VETERAN 56 41 15 0 0
VIKING 381 212 147 9 13
VILNA 72 48 24 0 0
VULCAN 454 246 203 4 1
826 375 442 7 2
WAINWRIGHT 1,619 962 623 24 10
WARBURG 176 108 67 1 0
WARNER 184 114 58 11 1
WASKATENAU 35 22 13 0 0
WEMBLEY 273 133 137 3 0
WESTLOCK 1,173 656 496 17 4
WESTLOCK COUNTY 1,987 1,052 909 24 2
WETASKIWIN 3,422 1,740 1,425 234 23
  • WHEATLAND COUNTY
    Includes results from:
    Siksika Indian Reserve #146,
    Siksika Nation
2,106 1,051 994 46 15
WHITECOURT 2,131 1,084 971 73 3
WOODLANDS COUNTY 1,606 868 723 9 6
YELLOWHEAD COUNTY 3,061 1,812 1,200 47 2
YOUNGSTOWN 38 12 24 1 1