The Municipal Elections Act, as amended, now includes a framework for third party advertising. Individuals, corporations or trade unions are eligible to register as third party advertisers provided that they formally registered with the Clerk as a third party advertiser. Third party advertising is an advertisement in any medium that has the purpose of promoting or supporting or opposing a candidate(s).
Registration papers for third party advertisers must be signed by a representative and may be filed in the Office of the Clerk in person or by an agent during regular business hours from May 1, 2018, up to and including October 19, 2018. Registration papers along with a Declaration of Qualification must be certified by the Clerk before such entity becomes a Certified Third Party Advertiser.