32 of 199 municipalities in Manitoba will not have an election this Wednesday...council members in those areas have been acclaimed.


Joe Masi is the executive director for the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.

He says this number raises no concern, because not all councillors are returning.

Masi notes in the last election there was a 45% change in council members across the province.

Masi says however, in other municipalities,  there are tougher and tighter campaigns than in the past.

He feels this is due either to an increased interest  in local politics , or increased awareness of local issues.