Status: Closed August 1, 2018
Ministry responsible: Municipal Affairs

Overview

The Local Authorities Election Act outlines the rules for conducting elections in municipalities, school boards, Métis 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.

Engagement

We engaged with Albertans, municipalities, school boards, irrigation districts and Métis Settlements through face-to-face meetings and an online survey to provide 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

The survey closed on August 1, 2018.

Read about the engagement highlights (PDF, 432 KB)

Outcomes

Feedback from Albertans, municipalities, school boards, irrigation districts and Métis settlements was used to help develop the proposed changes outlined in Bill 23: An Act to Renew Local Democracy that was introduced on November 5, 2018.

Learn more about the proposed changes.

Contact

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