Information for Political Parties
All political parties must register with the Chief Electoral Officer.
Registering a political party
In Ontario, all political parties must register with the Chief Electoral Officer before they can legally accept contributions or incur expenses for election campaigns.
Elections Ontario will help you find out how to register a political party and provide you information on the rules regarding election financing, political contributions, advertising and fundraising activities.
You can also view past financial statements and contributions made to parties and access to real-time disclosure of political contributions.
During an election or by-election, political party representatives should visit the Election Finances section on our main website regularly for up-to-date relevant information.