Local Authorities Election Act engagement

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

Status: Under review. Survey closed August 1, 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.

Engagement

We engaged with Albertans, municipalities, school boards, irrigation districts and Metis 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. We are reviewing feedback.

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