Election Act Changes

Changes to the Local Authorities Election Act

There are a few changes you should be aware of, if you’re planning to run in the municipal election. Bills 23 and 29 update the Local Authorities Election Act and were passed on December 5th, 2018 and July 23, 2020, respectively. For full details on the changes and public participation process that lead to them, visit the Alberta Government website.


The next General Municipal Election is scheduled for October 18th, 2021. Nominations will be open between January 1, 2021 and September 20, 2021.

Here are some of the highlights of the changes:

Nomination Period

Campaign contributions

Enforcing laws

Third-party advertising

Improving transparency

Voter participation