Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 | 2021 Election, Alberta, Calgary, Politics
By way of the agenda for the March 14 City Council meeting, we have our first glimpse at what The City of Calgary’s Recall Process will look like.
If you are holding out for #RecallChu the picture is grim.
The most noticeable obstacle is the comically large threshold the Province has set of 40% of the population that must sign a recall petition for …
Friday, July 22nd, 2022 | 2021 Election, Calgary, Politics
Today is the deadline for Albertans to submit their input as the provincial government develops updates to the Municipal Government Act and the Local Authorities Election Act on the topics of candidate eligibility, code of conduct rules, privacy of voter information, and the scope of third-party advertising rules.
Below is the text of my submission. I share it here in hopes we can have a …
Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 | 2021 Election, Calgary, Politics, Technology
Originally published in the Calgary Herald Opinion section on November 30, 2021.
The day after Calgary’s municipal elections, the results said I lost Ward 4 by 52 votes. With it that close, I felt compelled to request a recount, just to be sure. What I thought would be a simple verification of the results would soon reveal that the rules governing our municipal elections in …
Thursday, November 25th, 2021 | 2021 Election, Calgary, Politics
For Immediate Release:
November 25, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta
DJ Kelly, candidate for Calgary City Council in Ward 4, is announcing the formal withdrawal of the judicial recount application for the Ward 4 results in the 2021 Calgary Municipal Election.
A November 19 legal conference with Justice Davidson made clear a serious concern with the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA): a judicial recount is illegal …
Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 | 2021 Election, Calgary, Politics
Last week I filed an application for a judicial recount of the recent election for councillor in Ward 4 and today we’ve heard the application has been received.
The way that the Local Authorities Election Act is currently written this process appears to be the only mechanism to allow scrutineers or elections officials to view and count the actual ballots – an essential practice in …