Engagement status: Open – survey available until March 4
Ministry responsible: Municipal Affairs


We’re gathering 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.


Have your say through the online survey, which is available until March 4 and covers:

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

Take the survey

We will also be meeting 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)