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We are gathering feedback to help inform potential legislative changes that would improve accountability and maintain public trust in local elections and elected officials in Alberta's local governments.

Input from Albertans will build on previous feedback collected in 2021 and 2022 regarding local elections and councillor accountability and help us develop potential updates to the Municipal Government Act and the Local Authorities Election Act.

The Local Authorities Election Act establishes the framework for the conduct of elections in Alberta municipalities, school divisions, Irrigation Districts and Metis Settlements. The Municipal Government Act includes rules governing the conduct of elected officials once they have been elected to council.



  • Open

    November 7 to December 6, 2023

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Municipal Affairs

Get involved

Online surveys

Share your thoughts on local elections and councillor accountability by completing the following 2 surveys by December 6.

Local elections

We're seeking feedback on local election rules, which are typically reviewed after every municipal election cycle. Survey topics include:

  • voter eligibility
  • voter list
  • rules for election postponement
  • involvement of political parties
  • alternative voting methods

Take the survey

Councillor accountability

We're seeking feedback on municipal elected officials and how we can improve accountability and transparency. Survey topics include:

  • required training for councillors
  • private meetings for council
  • disqualification rules
  • disclosure by council candidates
  • monetary conflicts of interest

Take the survey

Targeted sessions

Representatives of municipal associations will be contacted to gather additional input.


Your feedback will help inform potential changes to the Local Authorities Election Act and the Municipal Government Act, which could be introduced as early as Alberta’s next legislative session in spring 2024.

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