Financial Period - Senatorial

Under the Senatorial Selection Act, Senate Nominee Elections may be held in conjunction with municipal or provincial elections, or as stand-alone events. When a Senate Nominee Election is held in conjunction with a general election or as a stand-alone event, Elections Alberta is responsible for the event administration.

Senate nominee candidates must first register with Elections Alberta and a Writ of Election must have been issued in order for candidates to be permitted to raise revenue and incur expenses for their campaign.  Registered senate nominee candidates then file nomination papers with the Chief Electoral Officer by the date fixed for the closing of nominations, in order to appear on the ballot paper for the electoral event.  Candidates must update their registration information with Elections Alberta as changes occur and file financial statements as required.

Both registered candidates, and registered political parties that have endorsed senate nominee candidates, are required to file campaign period financial statements, including nil statements where applicable.  Financial statements include a summary of revenue, expenses, assets and liabilities.  For a Senate Nominee Election, the campaign period begins with the issuance of the Writ of Election and ends two months after polling day. The filing deadline for political parties is six months after polling day whereas for candidates it is four months.

Political parties that endorse one or more candidates in a Senate Nominee Election are permitted to continue related financial activities between campaigns and are required to file annual financial statements, including nil statements where applicable.  These statements are available to view in the Public Files at Elections Alberta.

Political parties that have revenue or expenses exceeding $1,000 for the reporting period are required to file audited financial statements.

Definitions:

Original - 
A scanned version of the financial statement in the prescribed format, and a list of contributor names and amounts for contributions over $250 in aggregate where applicable, as submitted to Elections Alberta.  (Prior to January 1, 2013 the contribution disclosure threshold was over $375.)

Original Not Available - The financial statement a) has not been received by Elections Alberta, b) has been received but not accepted as filed, or c) has been received and accepted, and is in the process of being scanned and published to this website.

Final - A final approved version of the financial statement and list of contributor names and amounts for contributions over $250 in aggregate where applicable, after it has undergone review and any necessary amendments by Elections Alberta. (Prior to January 1, 2013 the contribution disclosure threshold was over $375.)

Final Not Available - The financial statement a) has not been received by Elections Alberta, b) has been received but not accepted as filed, or c) has been received and accepted, and is under review.