B.C.’s next provincial election (scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2024) will be the first general election conducted under the modernized Election Act. New technology will be used to administer the election, making voting faster and easier.
The changes include using electronic tabulators to count paper ballots and laptops to look up voters and cross them off the voters list.
The new technology was used successfully in B.C.’s last four provincial by-elections. It has also been used in other provincial elections in Canada, and in municipal elections in B.C. These changes reduce lineups at voting places and make results reporting faster on election night.
The changes do not include online voting or using electronic voting machines.
Hand-marked paper ballots
One person, one vote
We’re making these changes to help British Columbians vote. Using technology to administer voting makes our electoral process more efficient and accessible. It also helps us provide better service to voters and report results quickly on election night.