Elector Organizations

A local elections elector organization promotes a candidate or group of candidates during a local election in one or more jurisdictions. Elector organizations are also known as civic political parties.

Elector organizations file endorsement documents with their Local Chief Election Officer. If approved by the Local Chief Election Officer, the elector organization’s name, abbreviation or acronym will appear on the ballot beside their endorsed candidate’s name.

Elector organizations in local elections:

  • Must open a separate campaign account per jurisdiction and use it for all financial transactions.
  • Must have a campaign financing arrangement with each of their endorsed candidates.
  • Can only accept campaign contributions from someone who is a resident of B.C. and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

There are limits for campaign contributions. For more information, see of Making a Campaign Contribution page and our local elections Forms and Guides.

Elector organizations’ financial disclosure statements are published and publicly available through our Financial Reports and Political Contributions system.