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Surveys

Data files on this page are licensed under the Elections BC Open Data Licence.

Elections BC uses surveys to support its vision of being a leader in electoral administration. Surveys allow Elections BC to evaluate the coverage and the currency of the voters list, judge public satisfaction with its work, obtain data about public awareness of the electoral process and identify opportunities for improving its administration of electoral events.

Past Surveys

To view the results of past surveys, please click on the links below.

Report misleading telephone calls to Elections BC

During the 2011 Federal Election, some voters reported receiving misleading telephone calls that falsely claimed to be from Elections Canada, the federal elections agency.

It is important for B.C. voters to know that Elections BC does not use the telephone for mass communications with voters. We occasionally sponsor voter and non-voter surveys that are administered by telephone, but these are clearly identified as survey questionnaires. Should Elections BC need to send an urgent message to voters (e.g., voting place change, candidate withdrawal), this will be done using media broadcasts, local signs and posters and election officials.

It is an offence under the Election Act to interfere with a person’s right to vote by fraudulent means, including a fine of up to $20,000 and imprisonment of up to two years.

If you receive a telephone call that alleges to be from Elections BC and you suspect otherwise, please report the details of the call immediately to Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or electionsbc@elections.bc.ca.