Third Party Advertisers
Bill 35, the Fair Elections Financing Act (FEFA), was tabled in the legislature on November 28, 2016 with much of the FEFA coming into force on that date; the Bill received Royal Assent on December 14, 2016. The Bill introduces changes to the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act (EFCDA) that have an immediate and significant impact on all political parties, constituency associations, candidates, leadership contestants, and third party advertisers. In addition, any person seeking endorsement as a candidate for a party in an electoral division is now required under the EFCDA to register as a nomination contestant and file financial returns with Elections Alberta.
Elections Alberta is working to update all existing resources and to create additional resources to account for the new legislation. As resources become available, they will be posted on this website.
Third Party Advertisers are persons, corporations or groups that have incurred or plan to incur $1,000 for election advertising, or accepted or plan to accept $1,000 in election advertising contributions, and are therefore required to register with Elections Alberta. Elections Alberta is responsible for the management of registration, reporting and disclosure of third parties.