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Local elections and councillor accountability engagement

Alberta Municipal Affairs is gathering feedback from the public and stakeholders to inform potential legislative changes related to councillor accountability in the Municipal Government Act (MGA) and changes to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA).

The potential changes are intended to improve accountability and maintain public trust in local elections and elected officials in Alberta municipalities. We invite you to share your perspectives on the potential changes through the online survey, which will be open from November 7, 2023 to December 6, 2023.

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) survey focuses on six areas related to councillor accountability:

  1. Councillor training
  2. Allowing council to meet in private
  3. Disqualification rules for councillors
  4. Minister’s authority to remove a councillor
  5. Changes to recall legislation
  6. Clarify conflicts of interest

To provide your feedback, please follow this link:

The LAEA survey focuses on five main areas:

  1. Voter eligibility
  2. Voter list
  3. Political parties
  4. Advance voting
  5. Runoff elections for Chief Elected Officials

To provide your feedback, please follow this link: