Media Advisory: 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform Report Available

December 11, 2019

VICTORIA – The report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform is now available on Elections BC’s website at the link below:

Voting for the referendum took place by mail between October 22 and December 7, 2018. Results were announced on December 20, 2018.

The report describes the activities Elections BC undertook to administer the referendum. New information in the report includes:

  • Descriptions of how automation and technology were used to process over 1.4 million voting packages
  • Voter turnout by age group
  • Statistics from pre- and post-referendum voter awareness surveys
  • Expenses incurred by Elections BC

The report also includes key event statistics and voting results by electoral district.

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Andrew Watson
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709

Elections BC is an independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in B.C. in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.