Contributions and Expenses

Accepting Campaign Contributions

If you are going to raise money to fund your campaign for municipal office, you must register with The City first. Complete the form below and bring it to the Returning Officer (Legislative Services, 2nd Floor, City Hall).

Registration Form for Mayoral Candidates (pdf)
Registration Form for Councillor Candidates (pdf)
Registration Form for Public School Trustee Candidates (pdf)
Registration Form for Catholic School Board Trustees - Red Deer Area Ward (pdf)
Registration Form for Catholic School Trustee Candidates - Highway 11 Ward (pdf)

By registering, your name will be published on the Candidate Registry - all candidates are welcome and encouraged to register. Learn more here.

Allowable Campaign Expenses

Election Fact:

Candidates can contribute up to $10,000 in any campaign period (maximum of $5,000 per year) of their own money to fund their election campaign.

Your FORM 21 - Campaign Contribution and Expense Disclosure Declaration Forms (pdf) is due by March 1, 2018.

Candidates for Municipal Office
Candidates for municipal office are responsible for reviewing the relevant sections of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA) to ensure they are compliant with all requirements. The Candidate Registration Excerpts (pdf)  provides a quick reference guide to the LAEA and is available at the link below and from Legislative Services, 2nd floor, City Hall.

Candidates for School Board Trustee
Both the Red Deer Public School Board and the Red Deer Catholic Regional School Board have passed their own Campaign Contribution and Expense Disclosure Bylaws under section 118(2) of the LAEA. Copies of these bylaws are available at the links below, from Legislative Services, and from the respective School Board offices.

Red Deer Public School District - Campaign Contribution and Expense Disclosure Bylaw (pdf)
Red Deer Catholic Regional Division - Campaign Contribution and Expense Disclosure Bylaw (pdf)

View Contribution and Expense Disclosures from Previous Elections
2013 Contribution and Expense Disclosures 4914 - 48 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta