Staggered Municipal Elections

Year: 2017


Whereas urban municipalities have elections every four years for the position of mayor and all councillors; and

Whereas it is possible for there to be an entirely new council elected, which is extremely stressful for the new council, and the administrator; and

Whereas rural elections are held every two years for half of council, which eliminates the possibility of no experience on council, and keep the administrative staff up-to-date on election procedures; 

Therefore be it resolved that the SUMA advocate with the provincial government to allow urban municipalities to have elections every two years, with one half of council being elected, and every four years the mayor, ensuring that there is always some level of experience and continuity among the councillors.

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