RMA, AUMA, and Alberta Municipal Affairs have jointly developed a hub with helpful videos and information for both new and returning municipal candidates
With municipal elections fast approaching, RMA, AUMA, and Alberta Municipal Affairs have collaborated to develop the Running for Municipal Office – What do Candidates Need to Know
hub that will be available on both the RMA and AUMA websites.
The hub is intended to support both incumbent and new candidates in accessing information on campaigning and election requirements, as well as short videos from RMA and AUMA board members on “need to know” topics related to running for office and preparing for your first weeks as an elected official if your campaign is successful.
The hub provides answers to the following common candidate questions:
- What is it like to be a municipal elected official?
- What is the process for running a municipal campaign?
- Where can I find more info?
RMA members are encouraged to review the hub to ensure they have the most current election-related information, and rural municipalities are encouraged to link to the hub through their local candidate support resources.
RMA has also developed a series of Municipal Election Position Statements
that focus on the unique issues impacting this year’s municipal elections, including recent changes to the Local Authorities Election Act
, the introduction of referendums and senate elections into the municipal election process, and the possible impacts of COVID-19 on campaigning and voting.
Senior Policy Advisor
Director of External Relations & Advocacy