July 27, 2015

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing has been mandated by the Premier to undertake a review of the Municipal Elections Act to ensure it “provides municipalities with the option of using ranked ballots in future elections, starting in 2018, as an alternative to first-past-the-post.” Municipal governments are to have the flexibility in what method to use. This primer is to provide some information on how ranked ballot voting works and where it is used.