Election Act Changes

Changes to the Local Authorities Election Act

If you’re planning to run in municipal elections, there are a few changes you need to be aware of. Bill 23 updates the Local Authorities Election Act and passed on December 5th, 2018. 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 7, 2021.

Here are some of the highlights of the changes:

Nomination Period

Campaign contributions

These campaign finance and disclosure rules will also apply to municipal and school board candidates.

Enforcing laws

The act:

Third-party advertising

The act:

Improving transparency

The act:

Voter participation

The act: