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.