Engagement status: Under review â€“ survey closed March 4
Ministry responsible: Municipal Affairs


We gathered feedback from Albertans on aspects of the Local Authorities Election Act, which governs elections for municipalities and school boards.

The act was reviewed and revised in 2018, but we want to address potential gaps that Albertans have told us still exist in the current legislation.

This review will not affect parts of the act pertaining to Metis Settlements and irrigation districts.


Thank you for your input. We are currently reviewing feedback.

The online survey, which closed March 4, covered:

  • campaign period length
  • nomination process
  • campaign finance
  • third-party advertising
  • recall of municipally elected officials and school board trustees

We also met with representatives from municipalities and third-party advertisers.


Your feedback will help us ensure the act meets Albertans’ needs and that local elections remain fair, transparent and inclusive.


For more information, connect with:

Email: MA.MSLEngagementGroup@gov.ab.ca


Consultation opens on local election rules (February 4, 2020)