Third party advertising
Third party advertisers are those individuals, corporations or groups, not including candidates, which have incurred or plan to incur advertising expenses of at least $1000, or which have accepted or plan to accept at least $1000 in advertising contributions. Any third party wishing to engage in either political advertising or election advertising for the municipal election must register with the County. To register a third party, please contact the Election Office.
Rules regarding third party advertising were recently added to the Local Authorities Election Act:
Third parties interested in advertising during a municipal or school board election or to oppose or promote a candidate, will be required to register with the municipality or school board they intend to advertise in.
Third party advertisers will be required to file disclosure statements detailing advertisements, expenses, and contributions received.
Third party advertisers will be required to know who is eligible to make a contribution, expense limits (to be set by regulation) and all reporting requirements to the municipality.
1. When is the third party election advertising period?Permanent link to When is the third party election advertising period?
For the 2021 municipal election, the third party election advertising period begins on May 1, 2021 and ends at the end of Election Day (October 18, 2021).
2. When is the third party political advertising period?Permanent link to When is the third party political advertising period?
Political advertising can be done at any time, other than during an election advertising period.
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