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Social Media Policy

Elections BC uses social media to share non-partisan news and information about the electoral process in British Columbia. We also use social media to engage with voters and other stakeholders, and to ensure an accessible and inclusive democratic process in B.C.

Accounts

We update and monitor our social media accounts during office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Pacific time), Monday to Friday). In some cases we may respond to inquiries outside of these hours, and monitoring hours are extended during elections and other peak periods.

We follow accounts on Twitter that are relevant to our business. Follows do not imply endorsements of any kind.

Our accounts are:

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/ElectionsBC
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/ElectionsBC
Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/ElectionsBConline
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/electionsbc

 

Content

Through our accounts we aim to keep British Columbians informed about the electoral process in B.C. and the activities of our office. We post news releases and media advisories, information about voter registration and voting opportunities, and information about the events we administer.

We retweet content from other accounts that we think our followers might find interesting. Retweets do not imply endorsements of any kind.

As a non-partisan office of the legislature, we don’t respond to questions or posts that are outside of our mandate or that take a stance on political issues or matters of public policy. We do moderate our Facebook account to remove comments that are inappropriate, abusive or partisan, with the goal of making our account an inclusive and non-partisan source for information about the electoral process in B.C.

Messages

We actively monitor our social media accounts and aim to respond to questions and messages which may require a response during our monitoring hours.

Complaints

Elections BC does not accept formal complaints via social media.

If you would like to file a formal complaint with our office, please submit it by mail or email to the contact information below:

Questions/Comments

Our social media accounts are managed by Communications staff at Elections BC. If you have questions or comments about this policy or Elections BC’s use of social media, reach out to us through one of our accounts, or contact us via phone or email: