Elections Ontario is governed by provincial legislation. When we deliver elections or engage in related activities, we are responsible for obeying and upholding these laws. There are two main pieces of legislation that we must follow: the Election Act and the Election Finances Act.
The Election Finances Act sets out the laws for the registration of Ontario’s political parties, constituency associations, third parties, candidates and party leadership contestants. During an election, this is the legislation that sets limits on campaign expenses and political contributions, and imposes a time period for advertising.