Albertans vote to keep daylight saving time in tight referendum

Oct 26 2021, 5:11 pm

The original results stated that 50.1% of Albertans voted no, while 49.9% of Albertans said yes however Elections Alberta later stated that was due to an accidental error. 

A slim majority of Albertans have voted no on a referendum question to eliminate daylight saving time in the province.

The results from Elections Alberta reveal that 50.2% of Albertans voted no, while 49.8% of Albertans said yes.

Nearly 1.1 million Albertans cast their votes on the question last week during the municipal election.

The referendum question Albertans were asked was a simple “yes” or “no” vote and was phrased as: “Do you want Alberta to adopt year-round Daylight Saving Time, which is summer hours, eliminating the need to change our clocks twice a year?”

The provincial government previously said that the result of the vote is binding.

Albertans will roll their clocks back one hour on November 7 this year.

The vote on Alberta’s equalization question also received 62% support.

Laine MitchellLaine Mitchell

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