Elections Calgary Update on the 2021 Election Disclosure Statement Deadline
The deadline to file candidate and third party advertiser disclosure statements has passed.
At the March 1, 2022 (4:30 p.m.) deadline, Elections Calgary received:
· 139 of 197 candidate disclosures (i.e., candidates for mayor, councillor, school board trustees and withdrawn candidates)
· 7 of 9 third party advertiser disclosures
At the March 1, 2022 deadline, Elections Calgary had recieved disclosure statements from all elected council members and school board trustees.
Candidate disclosure statements will be made available online on the Elections Calgary website by March 31, 2022. Complete candidate disclosure statements will be available for the public to view in-person during regular business hours at the Elections Calgary office by appointment. Contact Elections Calgary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 403-476-4100 (option 3).
Third party advertiser disclosure statements can be requested through an access to information request under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (www.Calgary.ca/FOIP), or by contacting the third party advertiser directly.
Late filing fee
As set out in the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), if a candidate or third party advertiser files their disclosure statements after 4:30 p.m. on March 1, 2022, they will be issued a late filing fee of $500.
Ineligibility for future nominations
A report to council or school board is required by the LAEA. The public report lists the candidates who did not file disclosure statements after 4:30 p.m. on March 11, 2022 (there is a 10-day period after the March 1st deadline).
Individuals listed in the reports are ineligible to be nominated for council or school board trustee for a period of (whichever expires first):
- 8 years following the day on which the report was transmitted to council or school board, or
- 3 years following the day of disclosure statement filing.
Individuals listed in the reports may apply to the court for relief within 60 days of the day the report is made public. Provisions for applying to the court are listed in the LAEA in section 147.8.
Elections Calgary is a division of the City’s Clerks Office responsible for independently and impartially administering general elections and by-elections for The City of Calgary offices of mayor and councillors and the trustees of the Calgary Board of Education and Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Division.
More information on disclosure deadlines, requirements and penalties can be found online at electionscalgary.ca