Local Authorities Election Act engagement

Provide input on how local elections are conducted in municipalities, school boards, Metis Settlements and irrigation districts.

Status: Open until July 31, 2018
Ministry responsible: Municipal Affairs

Overview

The Local Authorities Election Act  outlines the rules for conducting elections in municipalities, school boards, Metis Settlements and irrigation districts.

These laws are generally reviewed after every municipal election to ensure they are up-to-date. The most recent elections were held in 2017.

We're asking for input on a number of topics, including:

  • campaign contributions and finances
  • campaign expenses
  • third-party advertising
  • school board trustee elections
  • voter identification
  • advance votes
  • residency requirements
  • banning corporate and union donations

Engagement

Provide feedback on the proposed changes by completing the online survey by July 31.

For more information, read the Discussion Guide (PDF, 256 KB)

Take the survey

If you’re a municipal administrator, please visit the Municipal Affairs website for the stakeholder discussion guide.

Outcomes

Your feedback will be used to inform potential amendments to the Local Authorities Election Act.

Contact

Phone: 780-427-2225
Toll-free in Alberta: 310-0000
Email: ma.lgsmail@gov.ab.ca