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Candidate Nominations Close for the 41st Provincial General Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2017

VICTORIA – The candidate nomination period for British Columbia’s 41st Provincial General Election closed at 1 p.m. (Pacific time) on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

There are 371 candidates representing 18 registered political parties.

33 candidates are running as independents, and two candidates are running as neither independent nor as representatives of a registered political party.

PARTY BALLOT NAME CANDIDATES
4BC 1
BC Action Party 2
BC Cascadia Party 2
BC Citizens First Party 1
BC Conservative Party 10
BC First 1
BC Green Party 83
BC Liberal Party 87
BC NDP 87
BC Refed 3
BC Social Credit Party 2
Christian Heritage Party of B.C. 5
Communist Party of BC 6
Land Air Water-The L.A.W. 1
Libertarian 30
Republican Party 1
The Vancouver Island Party 4
Your Political Party of BC (YPP) 10

 

UNAFFILIATED CANDIDATES
Independent 33
Other 2

In the 2013 Provincial General Election, 376 candidates were nominated, representing 19 registered political parties.

Eligible voters can vote at any district electoral office, by mail, at advance voting on April 29 – 30 and May 3 – 6, and on General Voting Day, May 9. All eligible voters can vote at any voting place in B.C.

Links:

Full list of candidates (PDF)

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Contact:
Andrew Watson
Manager, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Andrew.Watson@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

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