1940 Alberta general election
The 1940 Alberta general election was held on March 21, 1940, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta.
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57 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
29 seats were needed for a majority
Despite its failure to implement its key policy, providing prosperity certificates to all Albertans, the Social Credit Party of Premier William Aberhart won a second term in government. Nevertheless, it lost a considerable number of seats that it had gained in the 1935 landslide.
This provincial election, like the previous three, saw district-level proportional representation (Single transferable voting) used to elect the MLAs of Edmonton and Calgary. City-wide districts were used to elect multiple MLAs in the cities. All the other MLAs were elected in single-member districts through Instant-runoff voting.