Municipal Elections

Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) Engagement

On June 20, 2018, a discussion guide and accompanying survey on proposed policy changes to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) was published. All Albertans were invited to provide input on the proposed policy directions and how local elections are conducted in municipalities, school boards, Metis Settlements and irrigation districts.

Feedback was collected from June 20, 2018 to July 31, 2018 and will be considered in the development of upcoming amendments to the LAEA.


General Election

The most recent General Election occurred on October 16, 2017.

Municipal Election Results - Official Summary         PDF version   Excel version

Elected by Municipality - Official Report                   PDF version   Excel version

Official Results for Summer Villages                         PDF version   Excel version


Post-Election Resources


Nomination Day was September 18, 2017.

For Summer Villages, the Nomination Period can occur in June and/or July, with Election Day to be held four weeks after the Nomination Period closes. Check with your local summer village for specific dates.

Election Resources

Returning Officers

In-person Returning Officer Training was offered in May and June 2017.

If you are a Returning Officer or other municipal election official, please refer to the following:

If you are a Returning Officer for a Summer Village, please also refer to the following:

Prospective Candidates

If you are a Prospective Candidate looking for information about running for local office, please refer to the following:

For women running for municipal office, the Alberta government also has some helpful info as well:

If you are intending to run for your local school board, information can be found here.

If you are a Government of Canada employee running as a candidate in a municipal election in Alberta, there are some obligations you should be aware of:

Downloadable Forms

All forms required under the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) for Returning Officers and prospective candidates are available by following the link below.

Voter Identification

All electors are required to show identification which contains proof of identity and current residence in order to vote (unless the municipality has passed a bylaw allowing for a list of electors). Your municipality may have other requirements or accept other types of identification. Please check with your municipality for local requirements.


Legislation and Regulations

Frequently Asked Questions about Municipal Elections

If you have additional questions, please contact the Municipal Services Branch of Municipal Affairs at   780-427-2225, toll-free in Alberta by dialing 310-0000 first, and ask to speak with a Municipal Advisor who can assist you with your questions or direct you to the appropriate contact.


Previous Municipal Election Summaries

  • Date modified: 2018-08-01