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The Provincial Voters List

The Provincial Voters List contains the names and residential addresses of every registered voter in British Columbia. Your name and address are added to the voters list when you register with Elections BC.

The voters list is used to administer provincial elections, recall and initiative petitions and referenda. Candidates and Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) use the list to communicate with their constituents. The voters list is also used by the Ministry of Justice to produce jury selection lists, and is shared with local governments and federal election administrators to administer their electoral events.

Elections BC places the highest priority on keeping the personal information on the voters list secure and confidential. Section 275 of the Election Act defines how the voters list may be used. An individual or organization who contravenes this section commits an offence and is liable to a fine of up to $20,000 or imprisonment for up to two years.

Individuals may apply to have their voters list record protected if they believe that including their personal information on the voters list will harm their privacy or security. If their request is approved, their name and address will not appear on any printed list. These voters will be advised in writing of how they may vote without disclosing their residential address.