Joint Compliance Audit Committee

The Town of Greater Napanee, Loyalist Township, the Township of Stone Mills, the Township of Addington Highlands, and the Limestone District Public School Board established a Joint Compliance Audit Committee for the 2022-2026 term. The role of the Committee is to hear applications for a compliance audit from any elector who believes an election candidate violated the campaign finance rules during the most recent election.

About the Committee 
This Committee is required by the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 (the Act) to:
  • Consider applications for compliance audit of the campaign finances of Candidates and/or Registered Third Parties and decide whether they should be granted or rejected. If an application is granted, appoint an Auditor to conduct a compliance audit of the Candidate's and/or Registered Third Party's election campaign finances
  • Consider the Auditor's report and if the report contains a conclusion of apparent contravention of the Act, decide whether to commence a legal proceeding against the Candidate and/or Registered Third Party for the apparent contravention
  • Receive and consider report(s) from the Town Clerk identifying any contributors to a Candidate and/or Registered Third Party who appear to have contravened established contribution limits and decide whether to commence a legal proceeding against the contributor for the apparent contravention
Audit Process 
Any eligible elector who believes on reasonable grounds that a candidate or registered third party advertiser has contravened a provision of the Municipal Elections Act relating to election campaign finance may apply for a compliance audit.

An application for a compliance audit shall be made to either the Town Clerk or the secretary of the school board for which the candidate was nominated for office. The application shall be in writing and shall state the reasons for the request for a compliance audit. 

Certain deadlines apply to all stages of the audit request process. Applications must be filed within 90 days after the latest of:

  • The filing date for candidate financial statements (March 31, 2023 for the 2022 election)
  • The date the financial statement was actually filed (if filed within 30 days after the deadline);
  • The supplementary filing date, if applicable; or
  • The date on which the candidate’s extension expires, if applicable.

For the 2018 municipal election, the deadline for most audit requests was June 27, 2019.

For the 2022 municipal election, the deadline for most audit requests will be June 29, 2023. 


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