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Virtual Information Session for Aspiring Candidates

Tuesday, November 24 at Noon

The next Edmonton Election will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021, when voters will elect:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 1 Councillor for each of the 12 City of Edmonton wards
  • 1 Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division Trustee for each of their 7 wards or 1 Edmonton School Division Trustee for each of their 9 wards
     

Information on Ward Boundaries 

The City of Edmonton ward boundaries have been reviewed by the City of Edmonton Ward Boundary Commission. Changes to ward boundaries must be made through bylaw and passed no later than December 31, 2020. Any changes will come into effect on Election Day this upcoming October 18, 2021.

City of Edmonton Wards

Current Ward Boundaries

Bylaw 15142 establishes the current ward boundaries for the City of Edmonton. The current ward maps can be found on City of Edmonton Ward Maps.

Potential Ward Boundary Amendments

The City of Edmonton wards are currently under review. This review must be completed no later than December 31, 2020.

Timeline of events

May 25, 2020, City Council meeting (item 6.6)

The City of Edmonton Ward Boundary Commission presented its report to City Council on changes to city wards. Council gave direction to incorporate names into the Ward Boundary and Council Composition Bylaw.

June 16, 2020, City Council meeting (item 4.1)

The Ward Boundary Commission’s recommendations were incorporated into Bylaw 19366, which received first reading. At Council’s direction, names for the proposed wards were created.

September 21, 2020, City Council meeting (item 7.3)

City Council amended Bylaw 19366 to incorporate these names.

December 7, 2020, City Council meeting

Bylaw 19366 will be considered by Council. If approved, the ward boundary changes will come into effect for the 2021 Election.

Edmonton Public Schools Wards

New boundaries for the 9 Edmonton Public School Wards (A-I) are in effect for the 2021 election. 

Bylaw 2020-2 was passed by the Board of Trustees of the Edmonton School Division on September 8, 2020. The new ward boundaries can be viewed on the Ward Map.  

Edmonton Catholic Schools Wards

New boundaries are proposed for the Edmonton Catholic School Wards 75, 76 and 77, to incorporate the annexed areas to the south.

The amending bylaw will be before the Board of Trustees of the Edmonton Catholic Separate School Division in November 2020, and if passed, will be in effect for the 2021 Election.

The proposed ward boundaries of the 7 Edmonton Catholic School Wards (71-77) can be viewed on the Ward Map.  

Updated Local Authorities Election Act

The Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) governs municipal and school division 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.
 
Note that the LAEA was updated on September 1, 2020 and includes amendments related to:

  • Nomination period
  • Contributions to campaigns
  • Advertising
All candidates are encouraged to develop a working understanding of the Local Authorities Election Act.
 
It is recommended that candidates seek legal advice, where possible, regarding their obligations.

For More Information

Edmonton Elections

16304 114 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
T5M 3R8

Telephone

780-496-8008

Fax 780-498-7058
Email elections@edmonton.ca
Website https://www.edmonton.ca/election

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