There are a number of important regulations regarding campaign financing that all official candidates must follow to meet their legislated obligations. These are described in the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), in particular Part 5.1 Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure

The LAEA informs candidates of their responsibilities before, during and after the campaign period. The campaign period for the 2021 Edmonton Election was January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement 

Form 26: Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement is a record of expenses incurred and contributions received by a candidate. 

All official candidates, including those who withdrew their nomination, are required by Section 147.4(1) of the LAEA to file this disclosure statement with Edmonton Elections by March 1, 2022.

The Edmonton Elections How-To Guide provides helpful guidance to candidates as they complete Form 26: Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement.

Submit Form 26 to Edmonton Elections via:

  • E-mail: elections@edmonton.ca - scan of the original form signed by the candidate
  • Mail: Edmonton Elections, 16304-114 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T5M 3R8 - original form signed by the candidate

As per section 147.4 of the LAEA, candidates who do not file Form 26 by the legislated deadline must pay a late filing fee of $500.