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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.

Voter Awareness and Knowledge Survey

Between March 21 and April 3, 2017, Elections BC will be interviewing a random sample of approximately 500 eligible voters in British Columbia to learn about voter awareness and knowledge of the 2017 Enumeration and Provincial General Election. Elections BC’s questions form a subset of a larger “Omnibus” survey conducted by the Mustel Group. Your response is important and we thank you for participating.

Question Answer
What is the purpose of this survey? This survey will help Elections BC to understand the level of voter awareness as the 2017 Provincial General Election approaches, as well as voter knowledge with respect to how to register and vote.
Where did you get my information? Your cell phone or land line number was randomly selected by the Mustel Group for inclusion in the survey.
How will my answers be kept confidential? Personal identifiers will be removed prior to delivery of the survey data to Elections BC and data will be shared publically in aggregate form only.
Who is phoning? The Mustel Group, located in Vancouver B.C., is conducting the Omnibus survey.
How can I confirm the legitimacy of the survey? If you would like confirmation that Elections BC is undertaking these interviews, please contact an Elections BC representative at 1-800-661-8683 / TTY 1-888-456-5448, or 250-387-5305 in Victoria.

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.