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The 1898 municipal election was held December 12, 1898. In previous elections, an entire town council had been elected at once for a one-year term; 1898 marked the beginning of staggered aldermanic terms, such that half of the six aldermen would be elected each year to two-year terms. The mayor continued to be elected annually.

Because in the previous election all six aldermen had been elected to a one-year term, it was still necessary to elect six aldermen. However, in order to set up the staggered terms, three were to be elected to one-year terms and three to two-year terms.

In addition to the city council, five public school trustees and four private school trustees were elected.


Edmonton municipal election, 1898 sections
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The 1898 municipal election was held December 12, 1898. In previous elections, an entire town council had been elected at once for a one-year term; 1898 marked the beginning of staggered aldermanic terms, such that half of the six aldermen would be elected each year to two-year terms. The mayor continued to be elected annually.

Because in the previous election all six aldermen had been elected to a one-year term, it was still necessary to elect six aldermen. However, in order to set up the staggered terms, three were to be elected to one-year terms and three to two-year terms.

In addition to the city council, five public school trustees and four private school trustees were elected.


Edmonton municipal election, 1898 sections
Intro  Voter turnout  Results  References  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Voter turnout
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