Is there an overall blanket limitation on election expenses?

There is. The current law limits the total expenditure by the candidate and the election agent in respect of a parliamentary Election to $50,000. The corresponding amount for both Municipal/Regional Corporation Elections and Elections of the Tobago House of Assembly is $25,000. Note that these sums do not include a candidate’s personal expenses which you would recall should not exceed $5000 (any additional personal expenses beyond that amount has to be met by the election agent); neither do such amounts include any deposit made by a candidate in accordance with the Election Rules.

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