Election 2021

Official Election results

Referendum and Senate Election

(The Senate Election and Referendum Vote took place in conjunction with the 2021 Alberta Municipal Elections.)

 
 

Campaign finance disclosure requirements

Financial disclosure statements are required from ALL candidates, whether they were elected, acclaimed, unsuccessful, or withdrew before the election including any self-funded campaigns.

Required disclosure statements filed by candidates will be retained by the City of Airdrie Elections Office for the entire four-year term of office and will be made available to the public for inspection during regular business hours.

 

Candidate Duties after the Election

  • Candidates are required to disclose names and addresses of donors whose contributions exceed $50.
  • Receipts should be issued for each contribution. A receipt must include: date of contribution; name of individual contributor; address of individual contributor; and amount contributed.
  • Candidates should obtain receipts for every campaign expense.
  • “Campaign expense” means any expense incurred, or non-monetary contribution received. The use of goods that were purchased in an election campaign in a second or subsequent election is considered to be a non-monetary contribution. Reusing these materials is considered to be a nonmonetary contribution for the purposes of a campaign expense.
  • If you have expenses or contributions of $50,000 or more, file a review engagement (as defined by the Chartered Professional Accountants Act) with the Form 26 – Campaign Disclosure and Financial Statement.
  • Campaign surpluses are no longer held in trust with the municipality. Candidates may retain any surplus amount under $1,000. Any amount over $1,000 must be donated to a registered charity.
  • Candidates who have a surplus of more than $1,000 from this election (2021) have 60 days to donate the amount to charity from the date the Form 26 Campaign Disclosure and Financial Statement is filed and then must file an amended statement with the Elections Office.
  • Candidates who have a surplus of more than $1,000 from the previous election (2017) that was more than $1,000 must also file an amended disclosure statement to show where the funds above $1,000 were donated.
  • Campaign deficits are to be eliminated 60 days after filing a Form 26 Campaign Disclosure and Financial Statement.
  • If you have donated a surplus to a registered charity or cleared a deficit, you must file an amended Form 26 Campaign Disclosure and Financial Statement with the Elections Office within 30 days after the 60-day period showing any surplus or deficit has been dealt with according to Local Authorities Election Act requirements.

Here is a fact sheet outlining the recent campaign finances and contributions disclosure amendments to the Local Authorities Election Act.

 

Note: The information here is provided for the convenience of reference only. Candidates are subject to further requirements in the Local Authorities Election Act. Candidates are advised to refer to the LAEA and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.

If you have any questions, please reach out to elections@airdrie.ca 

 

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