Elector organizations promote candidates in local elections. They are also called civic political parties. Anyone can form an elector organization, but only elector organizations registered with Elections BC can endorse candidates, receive campaign contributions and incur election expenses.
Elector organizations file endorsement documents with both their Local Chief Election Officer and Elections BC during an election. If approved, the elector organization’s ballot name as registered with Elections BC will appear on the ballot beside their endorsed candidate’s name.
Elector organizations must file annual financial reports with Elections BC detailing their finances, including campaign contributions received and all expenditures incurred. If you have questions, contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-661-8683, or watch the annual financial report training session video below.
Elections BC maintains a list of the elector organizations currently registered, suspended or deregistered in the province. The list is updated on an ongoing basis and is available at the link below.
Elector organizations in local elections:
More information about campaign financing and election advertising rules is available on our local elections Forms and Guides pages. If you have questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-661-8683, or watch our Local Elections Elector Organization Information Session – June 8, 2022 video.
Elector organizations’ financial disclosure statements are published and publicly available through our Financial Reports and Political Contributions system.
Contribution limits are outlined on the Making a Campaign Contribution page. All campaign contributions for the 2022 General Local Election must be reported by January 13, 2023, regardless of when the contribution is received. This includes contributions received outside of the election year.
To register an elector organization:
If you have questions, contact us at email@example.com or 1-800-661-8683.