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Input from the survey, open until July 22, will help inform potential changes to the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA).
Alberta Municipal Affairs is seeking feedback from Albertans related to candidate eligibility, codes of conduct for elected officials, privacy of voter information and third-party advertising rules. Any changes would apply to Alberta municipalities, school divisions and Metis Settlements.
“As is always the case, we continually work to improve our local elections so that Albertans can feel confident when entering a polling station. I encourage all eligible Albertans to complete this short survey and have their say on how we can strengthen local democracy in Alberta.”
In addition to gathering public input, Alberta’s government is talking to elected officials on local councils, municipal administrations and municipal associations.
Potential changes to the MGA and LAEA could be introduced as early as Alberta’s next legislative session in fall 2022.
For more information and to complete the online survey, visit www.alberta.ca/local-elections-and-councillor-accountability-engagement.aspx
- The Municipal Government Act includes rules governing the conduct of elected officials once on council, including code of conduct requirements and councillor disqualification.
- The Local Authorities Election Act establishes the framework for the conduct of elections in Alberta municipalities, school divisions and Metis Settlements.