The right-leaning United Conservative Party (UCP) has taken power in the oil-rich Canadian province of Alberta, routing the left-leaning NDP.
No candidates from the Alberta Party, Alberta Liberals, Freedom Conservative Party, Alberta Independence Party, Green or Independents were elected. The UCP leader already voted in the advance polls. The Post Millennial will be providing play-by-play coverage of the election live on our website.
The Alberta Party, led by former Edmonton mayor Stephen Mandel, is running a full slate of candidates.
The Alberta Party, which set its sights on appealing to centrists on the political spectrum, failed to make a breakthrough in the provincial vote on Tuesday, despite the leader's popularity.
Notley's NDP was trying to win a second mandate after toppling the wheezing, scandal-scarred 44-year Progressive Conservative dynasty in 2015 by winning 54 seats in the 87-seat legislature.
The biggest cheer of all, however, was reserved for party leader Jason Kenney.
Polls opened at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Notley walked to her polling place with her family in Edmonton around 10:30 a.m.
The UCP were leading in rural ridings throughout the province and in some Calgary constituencies.
Calgary Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel was one of a handful of well-known conservative faces to appear early at the Stampede grounds election night.
Following months of campaigning, six days of voting, and millions of ballots cast throughout the province, the election has been called in the United Conservative Party's favour.
Notley's government introduced a carbon tax to help cut emissions of greenhouse gases, a measure Kenney promised to scrap.
He was chosen as the new party's leader in the fall of 2017, and became a member of the legislature when he won a byelection in Calgary-Lougheed that December.
He has spent nearly three years on the road, first to try and sell the concept of united conservatism, then in a bid to win the Progressive Conservative leadership followed by the UCP crown and, finally, to convince voters to elect a United Conservative government.
This election, the Progressive Conservatives were no more.
Nearly 700,000 people voted early in advance polls.
But both parties have also done a fair share of name calling: Kenney has been accusing Notley of being too cozy with Prime Minister Trudeau, while Kenney's anti-abortion stance and track record with LGBT issues has been used to try and turn Albertans away from him.
The four-week campaign focused on personal attacks and on Alberta's fragile economy, which has been struggling with sluggish oil prices and unemployment levels above seven per cent in Calgary and Edmonton.