Yes. History was made yesterday when the province of Alberta elected an NDP government.

Over the coming weeks we’ll dig in to the data we collected throughout the election. In the meantime, here is some initial look at the Twitter data we captured.

Between April 1 and May 5, inclusive, 93,347 Albertan Twitter users issued 289,623 election-related tweets.

 

ABvote-party-comparison

Comparison of party mentions by Albertans on Twitter. This does not consider opinion or sentiment, only mentions. (Using Sysomos MAP)

ABvote-tweettype

Distribution of types of election-related tweets issued by Albertans, April 1 through May 5. (Using Sysomos MAP)

ABvote-engagement

Rates of election-related Twitter participation by Albertans, April 1 through May 5. (Using Sysomos MAP)

ABvote-tweetgender

Gender participation in election-related tweets issued by Albertans, April 1 through May 5. (Using Sysomos MAP)

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