Edmonton municipal election, 1916

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The 1916 municipal election was held December 11, 1916 to elect a mayor and six aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council, three trustees to sit on the public school board, and four trustees to sit on the separate school board.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but four of the positions were already filled: Orlando Bush, Robert Douglas, William Campbell McArthur, and Charles Wilson were all elected to two-year terms in 1915 and were still in office. James Macfie MacDonald was also elected to a two-year term in 1915, but resigned; accordingly, J. A. Kinney was elected to a one-year term.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, while four of the positions were already filled: Walter Ramsey, Samuel Barnes, Henry Douglas, and J. A. McPherson had all been elected to two-year terms in 1915. There were also seven positions on the separate board, with three of them filled. Because one was vacant by reason of a resignation, O Derome was elected to a one-year term.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 7745 ballots cast out of 11717 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 66.1%.

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

Party Candidate Votes %
     Independent William Thomas Henry 6,186 79.88%
     Independent Joseph Clarke 1,558 20.12%

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Independent Thomas Bellamy 4,219 Green tickY
Independent George Pheasey 4,126 Green tickY
Independent William Martin 3,837 Green tickY
Independent James Macfie MacDonald 3,730 Green tickY
Labour J. A. Kinney 3,666 Green tickY
Independent Joseph Henri Picard 3,617
Independent Charles Grant 3,345 SS Green tickY
Independent James Collisson 2,686
Independent Andrew McLennan 2,535
Independent R. L. Carter 2,018
Independent P. D. McGrath 1,040

Under the minimum South Side representation rule, Grant was elected over Picard.

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Independent William Rea 4,075
     Independent Joseph Duggan 2,665
     Independent Charles Frost 2,634
     Independent L. T. Barclay 2,258
     Independent D. H. MacKinnon 1,912
     Independent Samuel McCoppen 1,837
     Independent James Findlay 1,091
     Independent Charles Sandles 971

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Independent Joseph Gariépy 407
     Independent M. J. O'Farrell 400
     Independent G. W. Curtis 299
     Independent O. Derome 264
     Independent J. A. Trudeau 229
     Independent Richard Crossland 183

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