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Election Expenses Reporting


Election campaign financial statements for candidates and registered parties are due within four months of election day.

Election returns going back to the 2003 General Election are available on this website. Earlier returns can be obtained from Elections Manitoba.

View candidate returns for 2016 general election
View registered party returns for 2016 general election

Political candidates and registered parties are required to file financial returns with Elections Manitoba, outlining their election expenses and financial transactions within 4 months after election day.

In this manner, Elections Manitoba can ensure that all candidates and registered parties endeavor to comply with the provisions outlined in The Election Financing Act, The Elections Act, and guidelines issued.

For election returns prior to the years listed below, contact Elections Manitoba.

Statements and returns are public information and are made available for public inspection as they are received. They may be inspected or copied by anyone during regular office hours at Elections Manitoba. Where a review for a particular return has not been completed, the information available for inspection may not be complete. If the review has been completed, a final version is placed in the public inspection file along with the statement and return as originally filed.

If you are unable to visit Elections Manitoba, you may request that information be sent to you. In the event of a discrepancy between this information and the statements and returns filed with Elections Manitoba, the latter shall prevail.

Political candidates and registered parties are required to file financial returns with Elections Manitoba, outlining their election expenses and financial transactions within 4 months after election day.

In this manner, Elections Manitoba can ensure that all candidates and registered parties endeavor to comply with the provisions outlined in The Election Financing Act, The Elections Act, and guidelines issued.

For election returns prior to the years listed below, contact Elections Manitoba.

Statements and returns are public information and are made available for public inspection as they are received. They may be inspected or copied by anyone during regular office hours at Elections Manitoba. Where a review for a particular return has not been completed, the information available for inspection may not be complete. If the review has been completed, a final version is placed in the public inspection file along with the statement and return as originally filed.

If you are unable to visit Elections Manitoba, you may request that information be sent to you. In the event of a discrepancy between this information and the statements and returns filed with Elections Manitoba, the latter shall prevail.

The Election Financing Act defines a third party as a person or group (other than a registered party, candidate or constituency association) that promotes or opposes a registered party or a candidate during an election. Third party legislation was in effect for the first time during a provincial general election in 2016.

Under the legislation, a third party must not spend more than $5,000 on election communication with the public during an election, and must identify itself in that communication.

"Election communication" is defined as a communication to the public by any means during an election period of a message that promotes or opposes a registered party or the election of a candidate. Find out more about "election communication” under the EFA.

Once a third party spends $500 on election communications, it must register with Elections Manitoba, appoint a financial officer and make a financial report to the CEO. Registration may take place only after an election has been called.

A third party may not accept a contribution from a registered party, candidate or constituency association.

To review election financial statements for third parties, please choose from the links below.

Paper copies are also available for inspection at Elections Manitoba.

email election@elections.mb.ca | phone 204-945-3225 | 1-866-628-6837

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