Chief financial officers for registered political parties, constituency associations, candidates, nomination contestants, leadership contestants and third parties are responsible for recording the following information and issuing official contribution receipts for all contributions accepted:
- Contributor’s name
- Contributor’s address
- Amount contributed
- Date the contribution was received by the chief financial officer
- Date the official contribution receipt was issued
- Type of contribution (money/cash or valued)
Only persons ordinarily resident in Alberta may make political contributions to political parties, constituency associations, candidates, nomination contestants or leadership contestants. Contributions to political parties, constituency associations and candidates are eligible for Alberta income tax credits, whereas contributions to nomination contestants and leadership contestants are not eligible.
Only persons ordinarily resident in Alberta may make election advertising contributions to third party advertisers. Neither election advertising contributions nor political advertising contributions are eligible for Alberta income tax credits.
Each official contribution receipt is issued in triplicate: the Contributor’s copy is provided to the contributor; the Chief Electoral Officer’s copy is submitted with the applicable financial statements; and the Chief Financial Officer’s copy is retained by the CFO.
Contributions accepted of over $250 in the aggregate for any given reporting period are required to be publicly disclosed, both in the public files held at Elections Alberta, and on the Elections Alberta website.