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Chief Electoral Officer Recommends Election Act Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2014

VICTORIA – In a report submitted to the Legislative Assembly today, Chief Electoral Officer Keith Archer, Ph.D. recommends changes to British Columbia’s Election Act.

“These recommendations seek to improve the accessibility and efficiency of the electoral process in B.C.,” said Archer, “and further meet the diverse needs of B.C.’s voters.”

The Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on Recommendations for Legislative Change – October 2014 is available on the Elections BC website at www.elections.bc.ca/docs/rpt/2014-CEO-Recommendations.pdf.

Under section 13 (1)(d) of the Election Act, Chief Electoral Officers have the authority to recommend amendments to provincial electoral legislation.

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Contact:
Don Main
Communications Manager
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Don.Main@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

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