FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2020
VICTORIA – Political party interim financial reports for January 1 to March 31, 2020 are now available.
Political contribution data
Registered political parties that are eligible to receive an annual allowance are required to file quarterly interim financial reports with the Chief Electoral Officer. Under the Election Act, a party is eligible to receive an annual allowance if, in the most recent general election, it received at least 2% of valid votes cast province-wide, or at least 5% of valid votes cast in the electoral districts in which the party endorsed candidates.
The deadline for filing reports for the interim period ending March 31, 2020 was originally April 30, 2020, however, this deadline was extended by the Chief Electoral Officer to June 1, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The interim financial reports are required to contain the following information:
Based on the valid votes cast in the 2017 Provincial General Election, three registered political parties are eligible to receive an annual allowance and are required to file interim financial reports. All reports for the first quarter of 2020 were received by the June 1, 2020 deadline.
Elections BC is the independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia under the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.