Voters went to the polls in Alberta on May 29th, 2023.

In the previous provincial election in 2019, 26 women MLAs were elected in Alberta. On May 29th 2023, Alberta elected six additional women to the legislature with a total of 33 women elected, almost 38% of MLA’s. Equal Voice is advocating for gender parity – that means at least 50% of nominated candidates and at least 50% of elected MLAs being women or gender diverse people.

Equal Voice will continue to support and advocate for women and gender diverse candidates so Alberta sends at least 44 women or gender diverse MLAs to the Alberta legislature in the next election .

Political Party
Total elected (as of June 26, 2023) 49 38 1
Total women elected (as of June 26, 2023) 10 22 1
% of Women MLAs by caucus 20.4% 57.9% 100%

We are keeping track of all the women and gender diverse candidates who put their name on the ballot. The goal is to provide a simple and accessible resource for Canadians, journalists, and political parties.

Candidates are included if party or candidate received >5% of votes in the riding in the last election

This spreadsheet uses publicly available information to track women and gender diverse candidates who put their name on the ballot in the upcoming 2023 Alberta General Election. It will be regularly updated by Equal Voice, please report errors or omissions to [email protected] . Please credit “Equal Voice” if using this data.

Confirmed candidates who do not identify as a woman or non-binary


Political Party
Total nominations (as of May 11, 2023) 87 87 19
Total women nominated (as of May 11, 2023) 19 44 7
Percentage of Women Candidates 21.8% 50.6% 36.8%

Alberta Election Tracking Sheet:

Confirmed women or non binary candidates are identified by name
Blank spaces identify no candidate
Circle’s represent a confirmed male candidate

Candidates with an * (asterix) by their name are incumbents seeking re-election. If available, the candidate’s campaign website will be hyperlinked to their name.

Candidates are included if party or candidate received >5% of votes in the riding in the last election

Airdrie-Cochrane O O  
Airdrie-East Angela Pitt* O  
Athabasca-Barrhead-Westlock O O  
Banff-Kananaskis Miranda Rosen* Sarah Elmeligi  
Bonnyville-Cold Lake-St. Paul O Caitlyn Blake  
Brooks-Medicine Hat Danielle Smith* Gwendoline Dirk O
Calgary-Acadia O Diana Batten  
Calgary-Beddington Josephine Pon* Amanda Chapman  
Calgary-Bhullar-McCall O O  
Calgary-Bow O Druh Farrell O
Calgary-Buffalo Astrid Kuhn O  
Calgary-Cross O O  
Calgary-Currie O Janet Eremenko  
Calgary-East O O  
Calgary-Edgemont O Julia Hayter O
Calgary-Elbow O O Kerry Cundal
Calgary-Falconridge O O  
Calgary-Fish Creek O Rebecca Bounsall  
Calgary-Foothills O O  
Calgary-Glenmore Whitney Issik* Nagwan Al-Guneid  
Calgary-Hays O O  
Calgary-Klein O Lizette Tejada  
Calgary-Lougheed O O  
Calgary-Mountain View Pamela Rath Kathleen Ganley*  
Calgary-North O O  
Calgary-North East O O  
Calgary-North West Rajan Sawhney* O Jennifer Yeremiy
Calgary-Peigan Tanya Fir* O  
Calgary-Shaw Rebecca Schulz* O  
Calgary-South East O O  
Calgary-Varsity O Luanne Metz Angela Grace
Calgary-West O Joan Chand’oiseau  
Camrose Jackie Lovely* O  
Cardston-Siksika O Colleen Quintal  
Central Peace-Notley O Megan Ciurysek Lynn Lekisch
Chestermere-Strathmore Chantelle de Jonge O  
Cypress-Medicine Hat O Cathy Hogg  
Drayton Valley-Devon O O  
Drumheller-Stettler O Juliet Franklin  
Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview O Peggy Wright  
Edmonton-Castle Downs O Nicole Goehring* O
Edmonton-City Centre O O  
Edmonton-Decore O O O
Edmonton-Ellerslie O O  
Edmonton-Glenora Melissa Crane Sarah Hoffman*  
Edmonton-Gold Bar O O  
Edmonton-Highlands-Norwood O Janis Irwin*  
Edmonton-Manning O Heather Sweet*  
Edmonton-McClung O O  
Edmonton-Meadows O O  
Edmonton-Mill Woods O Christina Gray*  
Edmonton-North West O O  
Edmonton-Riverview O Lori Sigurdson*  
Edmonton-Rutherford O Jodi Calahoo Stonehouse  
Edmonton-South O Rhiannon Hoyle  
Edmonton-South West O O  
Edmonton-Strathcona O Rachel Notley*  
Edmonton-West Henday O O  
Edmonton-Whitemud O Rakhi Pancholi*  
Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche O Tanika Chaisson  
Fort McMurray-Wood Buffalo O Taneen Rudyk  
Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville Jackie Armstrong-Homeniuk* Taneen Rudyk  
Grande Prairie O O  
Grande Prairie-Wapiti O O  
Highwood O Jessica Halam  
Innisfail-Sylvan Lake O O  
Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland O O Janet Jabush
Lacombe-Ponoka   O O
Leduc-Beaumont O O  
Lesser Slave Lake O Danielle Larivee  
Lethbridge-East O O  
Lethbridge-West Cheryl Seaborn Shannon Phillips*  
Livingstone-Macleod Chelsea Petrovic O O
Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin O Katherine Swampy  
Morinville-St. Albert O Karen Shaw  
Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills O Cheryl Hunter Loewen  
Peace River O Liana Paiva  
Red Deer-North Adriana LaGrange* Jaelene Tweedle  
Red Deer-South O Michelle Baer  
Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House-Sundre O O  
Sherwood Park O O Sue Timanson
Spruce Grove-Stony Plain O Chantal Saramaga-McKenzie  
St. Albert Angela Wood Marie Renaud*  
Strathcona-Sherwood Park O O Sue Timanson
Taber-Warner O Jazzminn Hintz  
Vermilion-Lloydminster-Wainwright O Dawn Flaata  
West Yellowhead O O Kristie Gomukwa

This directory tracks the candidates in the four major political parties. We also included the candidate’s website or campaign platform if the information was available.

Please credit “Equal Voice” if using this data.

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