1912 Calgary municipal election

The 1912 Calgary municipal election was held on December 9, 1912 to elect a Mayor and twelve Aldermen to sit on the twenty-eighth Calgary City Council from January 2, 1913 to January 2, 1914.[1] Nominations closed on December 4, 1912.[2]

1912 Calgary municipal election
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← 1911 December 9, 1912 (1912-12-09) 1913 →
 
Candidate Herbert Arthur Sinnott Richard Addison Brocklebank
Popular vote 3,761 1,449
Percentage 72.19% 27.81%

Mayor before election

John William Mitchell

Elected Mayor

Herbert Arthur Sinnott

Background edit

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 with a voter's designated ward.

Incumbent Mayor John William Mitchell was predicted to contest the Ward 3 Alderman's office, but did not file nomination papers.[2] The Weekly Albertan called Mitchell the most popular Mayor in Calgary's history.[3]

The Morning Albertan claimed the city prepared an insufficient number of polling booths and election officials, which resulted in many voters being unable to cast their ballot.[4]

Results edit

  • Election results from the Calgary Daily Herald[1] and Morning Albertan.[5]

Mayor edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Herbert Arthur Sinnott 3,761
Richard Addison Brocklebank 1,449

Commissioner edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Adoniram Judson Samis 2,599
Charles Henry Minchin 1,012
George M. Lang 787
James Abel Hornby 616

Councillors edit

Ward 1 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
George Henry Ross 842
Stanley Gordon Freeze 802
Thomas Alfred Presswood Frost 717
R.J. Frizzle 468
Magnus Brown 333
York Shaw 309
J.M. Lowndes 240
John McCoubrey 192
M. McCannel 181

Ward 2 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Shibley Goldsmith Carscallen 1,014
Herbert Bealey Adshead 940
William Ross Sr. 906
Frank Russell Riley 768
Alex Ross 692
George E. Wood 679
Alexander Clarence McDougall 640
J. C. McFarlane 539

Ward 3 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
Stanley Brown Ramsey 367
Douglas Ralph Crichton 301
Samuel Allen Carson 278
Thomas Hart 183
Bert Fisher 144

Ward 4 edit

Candidate Votes Percent
James Hay Garden 1,587
William John Tregillus 1,450
Michael Copps Costello 1,363
E. D. Benson 1,268

School board trustee edit

Candidate Votes Percent
James Short 3,221
S.Y. Taylor 2,731
John T. MacDonald 2,703
A.C. Newcombe 2,568
R.J. Hutchings 2,375
F.W. Mapson 2,153

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Sinnott and Samis Sweep the City in Elections". Calgary Herald. December 10, 1912. p. 20. Retrieved March 2, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Nominating Day All Over the Big West". The Weekly Albertan. December 4, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  3. ^ "The Mayor Withdraws". The Weekly Albertan. December 4, 1912. p. 3. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  4. ^ "Lack of Accommodation at the Polls". Morning Albertan. December 10, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  5. ^ "City Ring Smashed, Sinnott and Samis Win; Good Aldermen are Elected". Morning Albertan. December 10, 1912. p. 1. Retrieved March 28, 2021.