People enter a polling station at Meadowlark Christian School in the Edmonton-Meadowlark riding in Edmonton, Alta, on Tuesday May 5, 2015 during Alberta’s 2015 provincial election.
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The official voter turnout for the Alberta election was 64 per cent, a number revised down from unofficial numbers released earlier this week.The initial calculation had only included the list of voters before ballots were cast April 16 — notably missing voters who were added to the list this election in advanced polls, through vote anywhere, or who registered on election day.Friday’s tally found that more than 1.9 million ballots were cast. That number is compared against the total number of registered voters, a list that is now markedly higher.“We were doing the comparison against 2.7 million (people), now we’re doing it against about 2.9 million,” said Pamela Renwick, director of operations and communications for Elections Alberta.Unofficial results had estimated the voter turnout at 71 per cent. But 64 per cent is still a substantial boost from the 2015 election, when 57 per cent of eligible voters marked a ballot.Premier-designate and UCP Leader Jason Kenney and his cabinet will be sworn in April 30. The legislature is slated to reconvene in May.firstname.lastname@example.org/clareclancy