Edmonton municipal election, 1930

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The 1930 municipal election was held November 12, 1930 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board, while three trustees were acclaimed to the separate school board. This was the first election to be held in November; where elections had previously been held on the second Monday of December, beginning in 1930 they were held on the (presumably milder) second Wednesday of November to encourage voter turnout.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Herbert Baker, Ralph Bellamy, Arthur Gainer, Dan Knott, and Rice Sheppard (SS) were all elected to two-year terms in 1929 and were still in office.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: Frank Crang (SS), Arthur Cushing, and Albert Ottewell (SS) had all been elected to two-year terms in 1929 and were still in office. S T Bigelow had also been elected in 1929, but had resigned; accordingly, S A Dickson was elected to a one-year term. Similarly, there were only three vacancies on the seven member separate school board, where Charles Gariepy, Thomas Magee, A J Ryan, and J Tansey (SS) were continuing.

The acclamation of James McCrie Douglas as mayor marked the first mayoral acclamation since 1915.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 13,869 ballots cast out of 41,962 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 33.0%.

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

James McCrie Douglas was acclaimed for a second term as mayor.

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Civic Government Association Frederick Keillor 7,136 SS Green tickY
Labour Charles Gibbs 6,889 Green tickY
Civic Government Association James Collisson 6,814 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Donald Lake 6,307 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Charles Gerald O'Connor 6,303 Green tickY
Labour James East 5,996
Civic Government Association F. R. Lovette 5,343
Labour James Findlay 5,242
Labour Harry Ainlay 4,864 SS
Labour Alfred Farmilo 4,692
Independent Joseph Clarke 2,514
Communist Jan Lakeman 1,001

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Civic Government Association Mrs. W. D. Ferris 6,654 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Frederick Casselman 6,370 Green tickY
Labour Samuel Barnes 6,243 Green tickY
Civic Government Association S.A. Dickson 6,190 Green tickY
Civic Government Association L. Y. Cairns 6,119
Labour Robert McCreath 5,007
Labour Mrs. S. N. Bell 4,728
Labour Sidney Bowcott 4,184

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Adrien Crowe (SS), J O Pilon, and W D Trainor were acclaimed.

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