Local Elections Campaign Financing
- Media Advisory: 2017 Lake Country By-election Disclosure Statements Available
- Media Advisory: 2017 Creston By-election Disclosure Statements Available
- Media Advisory: 2017 Revelstoke School District (SD19) By-election Disclosure Statements Available
- Election messages transmitted over the Internet without a placement cost are not election advertising. Read this bulletin (PDF) for more information.
Elections BC's Role in Local Elections
Elections BC administers campaign financing and advertising rules for local elections and assent voting in B.C. under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Elections BC does not administer voting or nominations for local elections. For more information about the administration of local elections and assent voting read the Local Elections FAQs.
Local elections: who does what
Unlike provincial elections, local government elections in B.C. are not run by one single entity. Elections BC is one of several authorities that play a role in local general elections, by-elections and assent voting.
|Area of administration||Who is responsible|
|Voting and ballots||Local Chief Election Officers|
|Nomination process||Local Chief Election Officers|
|Advertising rules||Elections BC|
|Campaign financing and disclosure rules||Elections BC|
|School trustees/school board elections||The Ministry of Education|
|Legislation for local elections||Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing|