Political Ads on Facebook

Political Ads on Facebook

The following information was shared with ELGL by Eva Guidarini, a member of Facebook’s U.S. Politics & Government Outreach team. 

ELGL is working with Eva on a GovLove podcast episode to further clarify and define local government advertising restrictions.


Facebook is currently defining a political ad as any ad that:

  • Is made by, on behalf of, or about a current or former candidate for public office, a political party, a political action committee, or advocates for the outcome of an election to public office; or
  • Relates to any election, referendum, or ballot initiative, including “get out the vote” or election information campaigns; or
  • Relates to any legislative issue of public importance in any place where the ad is being run; or
  • Is regulated as political advertising.

Download the full information packet here.