As required by the Elections Act, individuals seeking the leadership of a registered political party must register with Elections New Brunswick as soon as possible after being accepted as a leadership contestant by their party.
Individuals seeking the nomination as a candidate of a registered political party in a provincial electoral district must register with Elections New Brunswick as soon as possible after being accepted as a nomination contestant by their party.
An individual who is appointed as a leader or candidate of a registered political party without holding a nomination or leadership contest is not considered to be a contestant and, therefore, is not required to register.
As required by the Elections Act and Political Process Financing Act, all leadership and nomination contestants must have an official representative to record all contributions, financing, and expenditures for their campaign. A contestant may act as his or her own official representative.
The official representatives of registered leadership and nomination contestants are required to file one or more financial returns indicating the details of all contributions and other financing received in support of their respective leadership or nomination contestants. In the case of a leadership or nomination contestant who received $2,000 or less in financial support, simplified financial reporting is provided.