All candidates in municipal and school board elections must comply with the Campaign Finance and Disclosure rules in Part 5.1 – Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure, sections 147.1 to 147.96 of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA).
The campaign disclosure statement must include:
- The total amount of contributions that did not exceed $50 from any single contributor;
- The total amount contributed, names and addresses of donors whose contributions exceed $50 in the aggregate;
- The total amount of all contributions received;
- The total amount from fund-raising functions;
- The total amount of other revenue;
- The total amount of campaign expenses;
- An itemized campaign expense report;
- The total amount paid by the candidate’s own funds (not reimbursed by the campaign fund)
- The total amount of campaign surplus, including any surplus from previous campaigns; and
- The amount of any deficit
All candidates, regardless of being self-funded or accepting contributions, are required to file a disclosure statement with the municipality and/or school division in which they sought election by March 1 following a General Election.
Any campaign surplus will be held in trust by the municipality or school board and will be returned if running in a subsequent election or must be donated to a registered charity or municipality or school board.
Note: Municipal and School Board Elections are governed by the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), R.S.A. 2000, c. L-21. The information on this page is provided for convenience of reference only. Additionally, candidates are subject to further requirements in the LAEA. Candidates are advised to refer to the LAEA and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.
Disclosures from past elections