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Elections Calgary

Third Party Advertiser disclosure requirements

All registered Third Party Advertisers (TPAs) must file Form 28 and an advertising return on or before March 1, 2022. View registered TPAs for the 2021 election.

Form 28

A report listing advertising contributions received during the election advertising period (Note: Form 28 is currently under development).

Advertising return

The advertising return must include:

  • A financial statement.
  • A list of all advertising contributions received during the election advertising period. For contributions of $250 or more, the list must include the name, address, the amount and the date of each contribution.
  • A list of all election advertising expenses.
  • A list of the time and place of broadcast or publication of the advertisements.
  • Any supporting information or documentation.

Maintain records


As per Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) section 185, all TPAs must retain all records for a period of three years following the deadline to file. Records must be retained until March 1, 2025.


Note: The information on this page is provided for convenience of reference only. All third party advertisers are subject to further requirements in the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA). Third party advertisers are advised to refer to the LAEA and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.