1896 Calgary municipal election

The 1896 Calgary municipal election was scheduled for December 14, 1896 to elect a Mayor and nine Councillors to sit on the thirteenth Calgary City Council from January 4, 1897 to January 3, 1898.

1896 Calgary municipal election

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Candidate Wesley Fletcher Orr

Mayor before election

Alexander McBride

Elected Mayor

Wesley Fletcher Orr

The entire council was acclaimed upon the close of nominations on December 7, 1896.[1]


Voting rights were provided to any male, single woman, or widowed British subject over twenty-one years of age who are assessed on the last revised assessment roll with a minimum property value of $200.

The election was held under multiple non-transferable vote where each elector was able to cast a ballot for the mayor and up to three ballots for separate councillors.[2]




Ward 1Edit

Ward 2Edit

Ward 3Edit

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  1. ^ "The New Council". The Daily Herald. December 7, 1896. p. 2.
  2. ^ Ordinances of the North-West Territories; An Ordinance Respecting Municipalities, R.O.N.W.T. 1888, c. 8. March 14, 2020.