Local Advertising Sponsors
A local elections third party advertising sponsor is an individual or organization that conducts election advertising independently from any candidate or elector organization.
Local elections third party advertising includes advertising for or against a candidate or elector organization, and/or advertising on an issue, such as funding for a local recreation centre or preserving parkland.
For more information about the rules, read the Third Party Sponsor Guide to Local Elections in B.C. (PDF) or visit our Local Elections FAQs page.
Advertising conducted for assent voting held separately from a local election is called non-election assent voting advertising. For more information about the rules, read the Guide for Local Non-Election Assent Voting Advertising Sponsors in B.C. (PDF) or visit our Local Elections FAQs page.
Elections BC helps advertising sponsors understand the rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Among other requirements, advertising sponsors must:
- Register with Elections BC before conducting any advertising.
- Include sponsorship information on third party advertising. Sponsorship information includes:
- the sponsor’s name,
- a B.C. phone number, B.C. mailing address or an email address,
- the words “authorized by”, and
- the words “registered sponsor under LECFA”.
- File a disclosure statement with Elections BC within 90 days after General Voting Day.
Tools for local advertising sponsors
Local Election Third Party Advertising Sponsors
- Third Party Sponsor Guide to Local Elections in B.C. (PDF)
- Local advertising sponsor registration forms
- Local elections third party advertising sponsor disclosure statement forms
- Disclosure Statement Completion Guide for Local Elections Third Party Sponsors (PDF)