The Town of Legal will be holding a municipal election on Monday, October 18, 2021.
General municipal elections are held every four years. Town of Legal voters elect five Councillors to a four year term. Each year during the organizational meeting the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor are appointed.
When a vacancy occurs, a by-election is held if there is more than 18 months before the next general election.
The Local Authorities Election Act (as amended) governs municipal elections in Alberta. It sets out rules and regulations for candidates, donors, electors and election administrators that must be followed before, during and after an election.
Candidates are encouraged to develop a working understanding of all legislation concerning elections, including nominations, eligibility, campaigning restrictions, campaign finance and disclosure, election offences and prohibitions at voting stations.
If you are considering running for Council and would like more information, please click here to review the Town of Legal Candidate Information Package.
Updates are being made to many of the regulated forms by the Province based on recent amendments to the Local Authorities Election Act. For access to the most recent forms, visit Municipal Elections
Nomination period opens: Monday, January 4, 2021
Nomination period closes: Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12 noon
Nominations for Councillors will be accepted at the Town of Legal Office (5021 50 Street, Legal) from Monday, January 4, 2021 until 12 noon on Monday, September 20, 2021. Should you wish to submit a nomination package, you must make an appointment with the Returning Officer at 780-961-3773.
Election Day is Monday, October 18, 2021.
Centralta Community Centre
5111 46 Street, Legal
10:00 am until 8:00 pm
Town of Legal elections are regulated by the Local Authorities Election Act.
Voter eligibility and identification requirements will be posted in advance.