Information for Municipalities

Elections Alberta, Municipal Affairs, municipalities, Métis Settlements and First Nation communities are working together to deliver the senate election and referendum vote for Albertans. Elections Alberta will be providing information and resources to municipalities to assist them in conducting this event. As information is developed, it will be available here.

For presentation materials related to the Local Authorities Election Act, as presented by Municipal Affairs, please see:

  • To select senatorial nominees, an election is anticipated to be run in conjunction with the October 2021 municipal elections. As a senate election is provincial in nature, all eligible electors in Alberta must be provided with the opportunity to cast a senate vote during the municipal election, even if the municipality would not otherwise be holding an election. The roles and responsibilities applicable to the delivery of the senate election is a shared responsibility between the local municipality, Municipal Affairs, and Elections Alberta.

    The information session and documents below provide an overview of the senate election and referendum vote anticipated to be held on October 18, 2021.

  • It is anticipated that a senate election and referendum vote will be held in conjunction with the 2021 municipal elections. As each municipality must pass a resolution or bylaw for various voting options and processes, this presentation provides considerations for jurisdictions in planning for the senate election and referendum vote, as well as considerations related to COVID-19.

  • The Election Commissioner is responsible for the investigation of complaints related to non-compliance with the Local Authorities Election Act Part 5.1 and 8. This presentation provides an overview of these sections of the legislation and the compliance and enforcement unit at Elections Alberta.