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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.
|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.|
To view the results of past surveys, please click on the links below.
- 2013 Voter/Non-voter Satisfaction Survey
- 2013 Pre-election Voter Awareness Survey
- Motivations and barriers: Exploring voting behaviour in British Columbia
- Political Party Survey: 2009 General Election
- 2009 Voter/Non-voter Satisfaction Survey – Executive Summary Report
- 2009 Pre-election Voter Awareness Survey – Executive Summary Report
- Eligible Non-Voters Survey – November 2005 Final Report
- Election Awareness and Satisfaction Performance Measures Survey – August 2005
- Quality Audit – Coverage and Currency of Federal and Provincial Voters Lists in British Columbia – 2003
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 email@example.com.