The AAMDC is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs is seeking public input on possible changes to the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA). The AAMDC has been pushing for these changes based on feedback and resolutions that have been provided by our members. In addition to the AAMDC’s input, a number of other stakeholders have provided Municipal Affairs with a number of suggestions for change. The following issues were identified and have been incorporated into the public consultation:
- Term of Office
- Timing of Elections
- Eligibility to Vote
- Campaign Financing
- Ballot Procedure
With this unique opportunity, we encourage our members to complete the survey which can be found at the Municipal Affairs website. The deadline to submit your feedback is July 31, 2012.
The Local Authorities Election Act sets out the election processes and procedures for municipal and school board elections. It was enacted in 1983 and has been amended several times since that date.
Currently, the AAMDC has one active resolution specific to the LAEA:
- 2-11S: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties request the Province of Alberta amend theLocal Authorities Election Actto set a 4-year term for municipal elected officials.
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