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New financing rules for provincial and local elections

Referendum on electoral system reform

Elections BC will be administering voting for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform, under the provisions of the Electoral Reform Referendum 2018 Act.

The referendum will be conducted through mail-in ballot. Voting must close no later than November 30, 2018. More details about the referendum, including how to vote, financing and advertising rules, will be posted on our website as they become available.

The Ministry of Attorney General conducted a public consultation process about electoral reform in B.C. Learn more at

Five referenda have been conducted in B.C. since 1991. Visit our Reports page for information about past referenda.