Province looking for feedback on municipal elections

By Charles Lefebvre
June 21, 2018 - 5:28pm

EDMONTON — The provincial government is looking for feedback about how civic elections are being conducted in Alberta.

The province has launched an online survey, looking for feedback regarding the Local Authorities Election Act, which governs elections in municipalities, school boards, irrigation districts and Metis settlements.

The act is traditionally reviewed at the end of the each municipal election cycle.

“We’re looking to Albertans to help us decide how local elections are run,” said Shaye Anderson, Minister of Municipal Affairs, in a statement. “We want to gauge Albertans’ interest in bringing municipal campaign rules in line with the rules we put in place to take big money out of provincial politics.”

Topics covered in the consultation include campaign contributions and finances, campaign expenses, school board trustee elections, advance votes and voter identification.

The survey, located here, can be filled out until July 31. 


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