Media Advisory: Initiative Petition to Allow Voluntary Formation of Twenty Charter Schools Unsuccessful

November 18, 2019

VICTORIA – The initiative petition to allow voluntary formation of up to twenty charter schools contains insufficient signatures to proceed further in the initiative petition process.

Under the Recall and Initiative Act, signatures of at least 10 percent of the registered voters in each of the province’s 87 electoral districts were required.

The initiative petition was issued to the proponent, Robert Harvey Bray, on August 19, 2019. The petition was submitted to Elections BC on November 18, 2019.

The initiative proponent must file a financial disclosure report with the Chief Electoral Officer on or before 4:30 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019.

For more information, visit the Elections BC website:

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

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