Recall and Initiative

New Legislation

On June 17, 2021, Bill 51: Citizen Initiative Act and Bill 52: Recall Act received Royal Assent. These bills will enable eligible electors to submit an application for initiative petitions and recall petitions. Elections Alberta will administer these processes for initiative petitions and recall petitions for the Members of Legislative Assembly. Local jurisdictions and school boards will be responsible for the process of recall petitions for local elected authorities and school trustees.

While Bill 51 & 52 have received Royal Assent, they are not yet in force. This will occur once they are proclaimed at a future date.

Learn more about these bills by visiting the Legislative Assembly website.