Local Authorities Election Act Review

It is the Government of Alberta’s intent to review the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) following each municipal general election. On June 20, 2018, the Honourable Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs, announced the beginning of consultations with Albertans and key stakeholders regarding the LAEA.

Whether you have been instrumental in planning a local election, contributed to a candidate, voted in local elections, advertised on behalf of a candidate or have run as a candidate, you have been affected by the LAEA.

All Albertans are being asked for their feedback on a variety of topics related to local elections, and government wants to hear from you as it considers making changes to this important piece of legislation.

One way to provide feedback is by completing the online survey, which will be open until July 31, 2018. Municipal Affairs has also created a discussion guide to assist you in completing the questionnaire. Both the survey and the guide can be found at