Calgary-Greenway byelection advance polls open to fill Manmeet Bhullar's seat

Advance polls are open for the tight byelection race in Calgary-Greenway to fill the seat left vacant when PC MLA Manmeet Bhullar was killed in a highway accident last year.

Advance polls available from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Saturday

Green Party candidate Thana Boonlert, Liberal Khalil Karbani, NDP Roop Rai, PC Prab Gill, and Devinder Toor of the Wildrose attend a debate on Sunday. (CBC)

Advance polls are open for the tight byelection race in Calgary-Greenway to fill the seat left vacant when PC MLA Manmeet Bhullar was killed in a highway accident last November.  

In the running are Green Party candidate Thana Boonlert, Prab Gill of the PCs, Liberal candidate Khalil Karbani, NDP candidate Roop Rai, and Devinder Toor of the Wildrose. Also running are independents Said Abdulbaki, Larry Heather and Sukhi Rai.

A Mainstreet Research poll last week suggested it's a tight race, with the PCs leading at 27 per cent support, followed by the NDP at 22 per cent, the Wildrose at 19 per cent and the Liberals at 17 per cent. 

The firm contacted 523 voters in Calgary-Greenway in an interactive voice response (IVR) poll through a mix of landlines and cell phones. The results were weighed by age and gender.

Advance voting Wednesday to Saturday 

The advance polls are open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday at Abbeydale School on 320 Abergale Drive N.E. Voting day is March 22.

Elections Alberta encourages voters to bring their Where to Vote card with them to the advance poll.

Unregistered voters must provide authorized identification containing their name and residential address in the electoral division.

You are eligible to vote in the by-election if you live within the electoral division and are:

  • 18 years of age or older on voting day.
  • a Canadian citizen.
  • a  resident in Alberta for the six months immediately preceding the vote.
  • a current resident in the Calgary-Greenway riding.

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