Candidates are persons who seek to be elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. Candidates can be endorsed by a political party or run as an independents. A person who wishes to run for a political party, must first register as a nomination contestant with Elections Alberta and participate in the person's affiliated political party nomination contest. If the person is selected and endorsed by the party, the person automatically becomes the official registered candidate. Independent candidates must register directly with Elections Alberta. Registered candidates are allowed to raise and spend funds on their election campaign when the campaign period starts.
All candidates must appoint a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who is responsible for maintaining proper records of all revenue, expenses, assets, liabilities and issuing official contribution receipts. Candidates and their CFO's are required to file an election campaign period financial statement within four months after Election Day. Candidate election expenses are not to exceed $50,000.
Surplus campaign funds may be held in trust for the candidate's use at the next election. Campaign deficits must be eliminated within three months after the filing deadline.
Original - Original version of financial statement as submitted, and list of contributor names and amounts for contributions over $250 in aggregate as applicable (Prior to January 1, 2013 the contribution disclosure threshold was over $375)
Original Not Available - Financial statement has not been submitted or may be in the process of being published
Final - Finalized version of financial statement, and list of contributor names and amounts for contributions over $250 in aggregate as applicable, following Elections Alberta's review and any adjustments made (Prior to January 1, 2013 the contribution disclosure threshold was over $375)
Final Not Available - Financial statement is under review