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Candidate Election Spending Limits

The election spending limits and reimbursement rates for candidates during an election are outlined in the Election Expenses Act and are subject to change with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) using the annual 1995 index as the base.

The 2017 CPI changes have modified the rates to the following:

Candidate spending limits -  $2.64/eligible elector.
Party spending limits - $9.06/eligible elector

Candidate reimbursement rate - $1.131/eligible elector

* Candidate reimbursements are subject to receiving at least 15 percent of the popular vote in the electoral district in which they ran. The reimbursement is equal to the current rate as amendeded by the CPI for each eligible elector within the district, subject to a minimum payment of $1,500 and a maximum payment of $3,000.


                                                            Required Financial Reports


22. (2) "A candidate is not entitled to be reimbursed for expenses..unless the candidate or his or her official agent has filed the financial reports as required.. together with the auditor's report.. and the Chief Electoral Officer is satisfied that such statement meets the requirements of this Act"

Elections Expenses Act

Date Required



Within 120 days from return of Writ of Election

Financial Report including:

  • Election Expenses
  • Invoices
  • Receipts
  • Other vouchers
  •  Affidavit from Official Agent

Audit Report


Official Agent of

Candidate & Party

May 31, in each year

Record of Contributions

  •  All contributions of $25 or more
  • Recorded name and address of contributor for $250 or more.


Official Agent of Registered Political Party

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