Alberta Votes

Alberta election: Ask a CBC reporter

The May 5 election is fast approaching, but some Albertans still have questions. In our "Ask a CBC reporter" feature we look to answer some.

You asked, and we answered

We asked Albertans of all ages what they would like to know about the upcoming provincial election. Below are responses from CBC reporters. (CBC)

The May 5 election is fast approaching, but some Albertans still have questions. 

In our "Ask a CBC reporter" feature we look to answer some.

CBC will be posting a few new videos each day on our Facebook page. Check back for more as the countdown to voting day continues.

1. How will the current political climate affect voter turnout?

2. What is the best way to get informed about the candidates and platforms?

3. How can we tell if candidates will follow through with their election promises?

4. Why don't we just wait for the premier to die before we have an election?

5. Why do we have to vote in Canada?

6. Why should students care about this election? 

7. How do political parties get started?

8. What would happen if we cut back on government representatives?

9. Can university students living out of the province vote?

10. Why have the PCs been in power for so long?

11. Why is the election being held now?

12. How reliable are the election results and who is responsible for counting the votes?

13. How do find out what the different parties support?

Corrections

  • CBC removed our first question because it contained an error. To vote in the Alberta election you must have lived in the province for six months, not the riding in which you are casting a ballot.
    Apr 29, 2015 3:05 PM MT

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