A political party is an organization that aims to elect candidates to the Legislative Assembly. Parties must register with Elections Alberta, maintain up-to-date registration information, and submit regular reports to disclose their financial activities.
This section provides resources and links related for registered parties, and information on how to register a party. For the complete guide on party fundraising, spending, and reporting rules click here. For advertising guidelines click here.
Registered Political Parties
A registered party can only accept contributions from persons ordinarily resident in Alberta. Contributions can be money or in-kind donations of goods or services.
The maximum a party can receive is $4,243 per year per person (less any other contributions the person may make to other political participants in the year). The party is responsible for issuing official contribution receipts for contributions received, which contributors can claim for non-refundable personal income tax credits on their tax return.
Click here for more information on contributions and tax receipts.
A registered party can spend a maximum of $2,121,368 during a provincial general election period. For a by-election, the maximum is $24,396 per electoral division. For a senate election, the maximum is $106,068 per senate candidate.
Click here for more information on expense limits.
Parties must disclose their financial activities to Elections Alberta by filing quarterly contribution reports four times a year, annual financial statements once a year, and campaign period returns after electoral events.
Click here for more information on filing deadlines.
View registration and financial information for parties.
Online Financial System (OFS)
Registered party officials are granted access to Elections Alberta’s secure Online Financial System (OFS) to enter and submit financial reports.
Contact us for access and login queries.