The Heart of West Prince


On Prince Edward Island there is a fixed date for Municipal Elections. The last General Election was held on 5 November 2018. The next General Election will be held on 7 November 2022.

In the Town of Alberton, by-elections occur when necessary and the public will be notified well in advance of all of the details of the by-election.
For further information on municipal elections, such as provincial legislation, visit the Elections PEI website.

Election of the Mayor
The Mayor of Alberton is elected from a separate ballot and whichever candidate receives the most votes becomes Mayor.

Election of the Council
Town Councillors are also elected from a separate ballot. The Town is not divided into wards or districts so all Councillors are elected by the citizens as a whole. There are six Council positions and the six candidates who have received the most votes become councillors.

Qualification of electors
Unless otherwise disqualified, a person is entitled to vote at an election in a municipality if the person:
(a) is a Canadian citizen
(b) is at least 18 years of age, or will attain that age on or before election day;
(c) has resided in the province for at least the six-month period immediately preceding election day; and
(d) is ordinarily resident in the municipality on election day.

Qualifications of candidates
A person may be nominated as a candidate and elected to a council of a municipality only if the person:
(a) is a Canadian citizen;
(b) is at least 18 years of age, or will attain that age on or before election day;
(c) the person has been ordinarily resident in the municipality for a period of at least six months before election day; and
(d) the person id not qualified by reason of
  (i) being a judge of the Provincial Court, the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeal
  (i.1) being a member of a Council of another municipality
  (ii) being a Member of Parliament or a member of the Legislative Assembly
  (iii) being a current employee who has not obtained a leave of absence in accordance with section 34 (Municipal Government Act) in order to be nominated as a candidate, or
  (iv) another provision of this (Municipal Government) Act.

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