Media Advisory: Initiative to Allow Voluntary Formation of Twenty Charter Schools – Signature Thresholds and Proponent Expenses Limit Established

August 21, 2019

VICTORIA – Elections BC has established the signature thresholds in each of the province’s 87 electoral districts for the initiative petition to allow voluntary formation of up to twenty charter schools.

See the electoral district thresholds (PDF). These numbers represent 10% of the registered voters in each electoral district as of August 19, 2019.

The initiative petition expenses limit for the proponent is $1,183,741.56. This amount is based on the total number of registered voters as of August 19, 2019. The initiative advertising expenses limit for registered advertising sponsors is $5,000.

For more information, visit the Elections BC website at

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Rebecca Penz
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-886-0806

Elections BC is an independent, 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.