The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released a summary paper presenting the highlights of its consultation on the Municipal Elections Act (MEA). While not comprehensive, the paper summarizes the input that the Ministry received and provides a glimpse of what issues might be addressed by the Ministry as it prepares to amend the MEA before the 2018 municipal elections.
Some of the issues addressed include:
- Ranked ballots
- Campaign finance
- Third-party advertising
- Voters’ List
- Length of the campaign period
- Nomination fee
AMCTO will continue to provide updates on the government’s review of the Municipal Elections Act on this blog. Read the full paper here.