There are three main types of financial period reporting - quarterly, annual and campaign.
Quarterly reporting is based on each 3 month period of the calendar year.
Annual reporting is based on the entire calendar year.
Campaign reporting applies to political parties, candidates, nomination contestants, and leadership contestants.
The election campaign reporting period for political parties and candidates starts on February 1st in a general election year if the election is held under section 38.1(2) of the Election Act, or starts on writ-day for a by-election or a general election, if the election is not held under section 38.1(2). The campaign period ends 2 months after voting day.
The nomination campaign reporting period starts on the effective date of a nomination contestant's registration until 2 months after the selection date / contest conclusion.
The leadership campaign reporting period for leadership contestants that participated in contests held 2013-2016 starts on the date of the official call of the contest until 2 months after the leadership vote date. Beginning in 2017, the leadership campaign reporting period starts on the effective date of a contestant's registration until 2 months after the leadership vote day.
The senatorial campaign reporting period starts on writ-day and ends 2 months after voting day for a Senate Nominee Election. The last senatorial selection in Alberta was held in conjunction with the 2012 Provincial General Election. The Senatorial Selection Act expired on December 31, 2016.