Election Expenses

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: The financial reports from all 2019 provincial general election candidates is due by Wednesday August 28, 2019

Funds spent on election expenses and contributions to candidates and political parties must be reported to the Chief Electoral Officer.

Before the Election

The Official Agent of your party can explain expenses and contributions with you so you are aware of:

  • what an election expense is
  • what an election contribution is, and
  • the limits for contributions and expenses 

After the Election

The Official Agent of every registered party and/or candidate has to file financial reports within 120 days after an election period with the Chief Electoral Officer.

These financial reports of election expenses, are accompanied by the invoices, receipts and other vouchers and an affidavit from the official agent verifying it's accuracy, along with a required auditor's report.

Election Spending Limits

For more information about election expenses, please refer to Section 20 of the Election Expenses Act (PDF).

Learn more about contributions or election childcare expenses in our Election Expenses Act - Interpretation Guideline (PDF).

You can find some useful information about party fundraising dinners and other ticketed events with our Fundraising - Interpretation Guide (PDF).

Elections PEI has listed the political party expenses for the 2015 Provincial General Election (PDF).