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Our Role and Mandate

Elections BC is the independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in B.C. in accordance with the Election ActReferendum ActRecall and Initiative Act and Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Elections BC administers the most comprehensive range of electoral legislation in Canada, with the Recall and Initiative Act being unique in the Commonwealth.

Elections BC’s Vision, Mission, Mandate and Goals

Vision

To be leaders in electoral administration.

Mission

To serve democracy in British Columbia through the fair and impartial administration of electoral processes.

Mandate

Elections BC is the independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act, and Referendum Act.

Goals

Elections BC is guided by four strategic priorities as it pursues its vision.

  • Deliver Events: Be ready for and successfully deliver electoral events.
  • Lead Change: Develop and recommend voting process changes that enhance service, remove participation barriers and improve compliance.
  • Focus on Stakeholders: Respond to the diverse and changing needs of stakeholders.
  • Enhance Value: Engage in partnerships and innovative service delivery arrangements that leverage our expertise.