General election

The most recent general election was October 16, 2017.

For more information, see Frequently asked questions about municipal elections.

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 7, 2021. For summer villages, the nomination period can occur in June and/or July, with election day held six weeks after nomination period closes. Check with your local summer village for specific dates.

Returning Officers

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

Prospective candidates

Find information about running for local office here:

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 here.

If you are a Government of Canada employee running as a candidate in a municipal election in Alberta, there are some obligations you should be aware of.

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 his or her name and current address
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Tenant Elector issued by the authorized representative of a commercial property management company
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Incarcerated Elector issued by the authorized representative of a correctional institution
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence issued by the authorized representative of a First Nations band or reserve
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Post-Secondary Student Elector in Residence issued by the authorized representative of a post-secondary institution
  • Attestation of Identity and Ordinary Residence for Homeless Elector issued by the authorized representative of a facility that provides services to the homeless
  • Attestation 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
  • Bank/credit card statement or personal cheque
  • Correspondence issued by a school, college or university
  • Government cheque or cheque stub
  • Income/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: e.g. Employment insurance, old-age security, social assistance, disability support, or child tax benefit.
  • Utility bill: e.g. 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 proximity 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.

Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA)

LAEA engagement

On June 20, 2018, a discussion guide and accompanying survey on proposed policy changes to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) was published online. All Albertans were invited to provide input on the proposed policy directions and how local elections are conducted in municipalities, school boards, Metis Settlements and irrigation districts.

Feedback was collected from June 20, 2018 to July 31, 2018 and was considered in the development of amendments to the LAEA.

An Act to Renew Local Democracy in Alberta was tabled on November 5, 2018 and received royal assent on December 11, 2018. Amendments came into effect on January 1, 2019.

For information about specific circumstances related to LAEA, see Information about the Local Authorities Election Act.

Legislation and regulations

Previous municipal election summaries

See the record for municipal election results sorted by election year.

Contact

For more information, contact Municipal Affairs at:

Phone: 780-427-2225
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: lgsmail@gov.ab.ca

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

Main 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