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Third Parties

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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