The Election Finances Act has recently been amended by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The changes were enacted by Bill 2 on December 5, 2016. Please be advised that some material in the current Elections Ontario handbooks and guidelines for chief financial officers is no longer up to date. Elections Ontario will be issuing updated handbooks and guidelines in 2017.
A constituency association is an organization formed in an electoral district to support a political party. It is also known as a riding association.
Provincial constituency associations in Ontario must follow the rules as outlined in the Election Finances Act. All constituency associations in Ontario must be registered with Elections Ontario.
This section provides detailed information for constituency associations, including how to register and how to follow filing requirements.
Find information about spending limits, eligible contributors and political advertising, including social media guidelines and blackout periods, here.
If there is any discrepancy between the content on this website and the content in the CFO Handbooks for political entities, the handbooks reflect Elections Ontario’s current policies and practices.