What's New...

  • an Infographic that simplifies the rules that apply to a POLITICAL CONTRIBUTORS has been uploaded on the POLITICAL ACTIVITY RULES page


  • two Infographics that simplifies the rules that apply to GOVERNMENT ADVERTISING and POLITICAL PARTIES have been uploaded on the POLITICAL ACTIVITY RULES page

It is the job of the Election Commissioner to ensure Alberta’s election laws (the Election Act and the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act) are complied with and enforced. To do this job, the Election Commissioner has the authority to:


• conduct investigations


• enter into compliance agreements 


• issue letters of reprimand


• levy administrative  penalties


• apply to the Court for an injunction (during an election period)


• recommend prosecutions 


• receive complaints regarding government advertising during election periods and by-election periods


 The Election Commissioner currently has jurisdiction over provincial election laws only. This does not include non-compliance or enforcement matters relating to federal elections. As of August 1, 2019 the Election Commissioner will also be responsible for investigating complaints and enforcing campaign finance and third party advertising laws for all local authority elections in Alberta.