Third Party Advertising

The regulation of third party advertising during municipal and school board elections has changed significantly with recent amendments to the Local Authorities Election Act. Anyone other than a candidate who is intending to spend $1,000 or more on election advertising is strongly encouraged to read Part 8 of the Local Authorities Election Act and seek legal advice to understand the full extent of their obligations. For more information:


Third Party Advertisers
 

A Third Party Advertiser (TPA) is an individual, corporation, or group who promotes or opposes a municipal or school board candidate through election advertising.

TPAs can take part in election advertising from May 1 to October 18, 2021. Please remember that campaigning and advertising is not permitted in voting stations. 

All TPAs who incur or intend to incur expenses or contributions of at least $1,000 must register with their local municipality. If a TPA intends to advertise in more than 10 jurisdictions, then they must register with the Provincial Registrar at Municipal Affairs. 


Registering as a Third Party Advertiser

To register with the City of Beaumont as a TPA, download and complete Form 27: Registration of a Third Party below and submit it to the City of Beaumont, 5600 49 Street, T4X 1A1 or by email to city.clerk@beaumont.ab.ca.  

To register with the Provincial Registrar (required only if TPA intends to advertise in more than 10 jurisdictions):

  • Email ma.lgsmail@gov.ab.ca
  • Phone 780-427-2225 (dial 310-0000 for toll free service for Alberta callers)

All registered TPAs are required to file Form 28: Third Party Advertising Contribution Statement no later than March 1, 2022. TPAs who do not meet this deadline will incur penalties as of March 2, 2022.


Third Party Advertiser Registry


 A list of registered TPAs will be published here. There are currently no registered TPAs.