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Local Third Party Advertising Sponsors

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Guide for Local Elections Third Party Sponsors in B.C.

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.

Advertising conducted for assent voting held separately from a local election is called non-election assent voting advertising.

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 their name and contact information on all advertising.
  • Not sponsor advertising by, or on behalf of, a candidate or elector organization.
  • Not spend more than the expense limits.
  • File a disclosure statement.