General election

The most recent general election was October 16, 2017.

Results

Municipal election results – Official summary

Elected by municipality – Official report

Official results for summer villages

Previous municipal election summaries

Election resources

The next municipal general election will be held on October 18, 2021.

Nominations for the general election will be open between January 1, 2021 and September 20, 2021. For summer villages, the nomination period can occur in June and/or July, with election day held 4 weeks after the nomination period closes. Check with your local summer village for specific dates.

Local Authorities Election Act fact sheets and Q&A

Returning Officers

Election resources and training information will be available in fall 2020. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you are a Returning Officer or other municipal election official, please refer to the following:

Prospective candidates

Election resources will be available in fall 2020. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

For women running for municipal office, Ready for Her offers tips to launch your campaign.

If you are intending to run for your local school board, find relevant information at School Board trustee elections information.

If you are a Government of Canada employee running as a candidate in a municipal election in Alberta, you should be aware of some obligations. See I want to become a candidate for more information.

Post-election resources

Voter identification requirements

In order to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, voters will be required to provide proof of their name and home address. The following types of verification meet the standard provincial requirement for one piece of identification.

  • Identification issued by a Canadian government, whether federal, provincial or local, or an agency of that government, that contains a photograph of the elector and their name and current address.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Tenant Elector issued by the authorized representative of a commercial property management company.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Incarcerated Elector issued by the authorized representative of a correctional institution.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence issued by the authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Post-Secondary Student Elector in Residence issued by the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Homeless Elector issued by the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless.
  • Proof of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Elector in Long Term Care or Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
  • Supportive Living Facility issued by the authorized representative of a supportive living facility or treatment centre.
  • Bank or credit card statement or personal cheque.
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university.
  • Government cheque or cheque stub.
  • Income or property tax assessment notice.
  • Insurance policy or coverage card.
  • Letter from a public curator, public guardian or public trustee.
  • Pension plan statement of benefits, contributions or participation.
  • Residential lease or mortgage statement.
  • Statement of government benefits (for example, employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support or child tax benefit).
  • Utility bill (for example, telephone, public utilities commission, television, hydro, gas or water).
  • Vehicle ownership, registration or insurance certificate.

If a voter’s identification shows a post office box number as the address instead of a residential or legal address, it can be accepted as verification of current address if it is in reasonable distance to the voting jurisdiction.

An elected authority could, by bylaw, require additional verification or a combination of verification to establish the person’s specific current address.

See the Voter identification requirements for more information.

Your municipality may have other requirements or accept other types of verification. Please check with your municipality for local requirements.

Legislation and regulations

Contact

Connect with Municipal Affairs:

Phone: 780-427-2225
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

For information related to official government documents, contact Alberta Queen’s Printer:

7th Floor, Park Plaza Building
10611 98 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2P7

Phone: 780-427-4952
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-452-0668