Municipal Elections

As a Returning Officer

The Returning Officer's Manual is based on information contained in the Local Authorities Elections Act (LAEA) and the Local Authorities Elections Forms Regulations.  The manual describes the authority and duties of all the people involved in the conduct of local elections for municipal councils and District Education Authorities in the Northwest Territories.  The manual also includes information for the Tlicho community governments. While every effort has been made in this manual to accurately represent the information in the Local Authorities Elections Act, Returning Officers should continue to refer to the Local Authorities Elections Act.

In the case of charter communities, the community charter must be consulted; and in the case of Tlicho community governments, the Tlicho Community Government Act, sections 12-18 must be consulted.

Please refer to the Legislation Link in the left side menu of this page for copies of the above referenced Acts.