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 May 1 to October 18, 2021.  Please remember campaigning and advertising is not permitted in the voting station.

All TPAs who incur or intent 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, they must register with the Provincial Registrar at Municipal Affairs. 

Registering as a Third Party Advertiser

To register with the Town of Banff as a TPA, download and complete Form 27: Registration of a Third Party Advertiser below and submit to the Town of Banff Elections Office, 110 Bear Street, Box 1260, Banff AB. T1L 1A1 or by email to municipal.clerk@banff.ca

Form 27 Registration of a Third Party

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 Contributions Statements no later than March 1, 2022.  TPAs who do not meet this deadline will incur penalties as of March 2, 2022.

Form 28 Third Party Advertising Contribution Statement

Third Party Advertising Registry

A list of registered TPAs will be published here.