Thank you for your interest in Calgary’s General Election, taking place on October 18, 2021.

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Third parties that intend to engage in election advertising during an election period (May 1 to October 18, 2021), are required to register and need to complete Form 27 - Registration of a Third Party and return it to Elections Calgary. Election advertising is messaging that opposes or supports the election of a candidate.
We are holding two online information sessions for third party advertisers. The online sessions will be hosted on Microsoft Teams and a computer or mobile device is required to join the presentation.

Please register to join us on April 13 from 10-11:30 am or April 14 from 3-4:30 pm

Both sessions will present the same information; a copy of the presentation will be posted online later.

Third parties advertising on the question of an issue, such as fluoride, are not required to register with Elections Calgary. However, third parties who plan to advertise on the provincial referendum must register with Elections Alberta.


During the 2017 General Election, candidates were invited to share their campaign platform in a video produced by The City of Calgary, as well as submit a brief biography. Candidate videos and biographies were posted on the Elections Calgary website to inform voters. While these efforts had good intentions, upon further review, Elections Calgary has decided to discontinue this practice to more closely align with the Returning Officer’s statutory obligations to remain independent and impartial. Candidates may choose to prepare and post their own videos and biographies on their campaign website , which is linked from the Elections Calgary website here The focus of Elections Calgary is to support a safe, accessible and legislatively compliant election.


Learn more about the duties and responsibilities of school board trustees. 2021 candidate guidebooks from the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) and the Calgary Catholic School District (CSSD) are available on our website. Go to the School board trustee wards and guidebooks.


To ensure your inquiry or complaint is directed to the appropriate authority, please visit our website to determine where to direct your question or concern. Depending on the nature of your inquiry or complaint, it may not be suitable for Elections Calgary to assist you.


Q: Are contributions tax deductible?

No. Contributions to municipal election candidates are not tax deductible.

Q: Can candidates campaign on C-Train platforms?

A permit is required to campaign on Calgary Transit property, including at C-train stations and platforms (such as handing out campaign literature). If you are interested in a permit contact CTNonFareRevenues@calgary.ca for more information. Any “guerilla marketing tactics” such as posters taped to poles is not permitted. Click here to purchase advertising with Calgary Transit.

Q: Can City Hall be accessed to take campaign photos and videos?

Due to COVID restrictions, Historic City Hall and the Municipal Building cannot be accessed to take campaign photos and videos. Candidates are welcome to take photos and videos outside the building.

Q: Is there a list of registered third parties?

Yes. Visit ElectionsCalgary.ca for a list of registered third parties and their disclosure documents.

Please note: The information in this email is provided for convenience of reference only. Candidates and third party advertisers are subject to further requirements in the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA). Candidates and third party advertisers are advised to refer to the LAEA and obtain legal advice regarding the full extent of their obligations.