Media Advisory: Former Chief Electoral Officer Robert Patterson Passes Away
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2019
VICTORIA – Former British Columbia Chief Electoral Officer Robert Patterson passed away on January 27, 2019. Mr. Patterson began working at Elections BC in 1978 and served as Chief Electoral Officer from 1990 to 2002. During his time as Deputy Chief Electoral Officer and Chief Electoral Officer, he directed seven general elections, five enumerations, and two province-wide referendums.
After taking early retirement from Elections BC, Mr. Patterson shared his passion and expertise for electoral administration around the world working with the United Nations, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Foreign Affairs Canada, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Carter Centre and many other organizations.
Read Mr. Patterson’s obituary.
Elections BC is the independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in B.C. under the Election Act, Referendum Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.