A local elections elector organization promotes a candidate or group of candidates during a local election in one or more jurisdictions. Elector organizations are also known as civic political parties.
Elector organizations file endorsement documents with their local Chief Election Officer. If approved by the local Chief Election Officer, the elector organization’s name, abbreviation or acronym will appear on the ballot beside their endorsed candidate’s name.
Elector organizations in Local Elections:
- Must open a separate campaign account and use it for all financial transactions.
- Must have a campaign financing arrangement with each of their endorsed candidates.
- Can only accept campaign contributions from someone who is a resident of B.C. and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
- Contributions are limited to $1,200 per year per campaign in total to each campaign of an elector organization and its endorsed candidates. As an exception, a group of candidates endorsed by the same elector organization can make additional contributions up to $1,200 to the elector organization in the calendar year of the election.
- Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Elector Organizations and their Financial Agents (PDF)
- Elector organization forms
- Campaign financing arrangement forms
- Day-to-day administrative expenses of Elector Organizations (PDF)
- Local Elections FAQs
Elector organization newsletters
- August 2018 (PDF)
- March 2018 (PDF)
- December 2017 (PDF)
- October 2017 (PDF)
- March 2017 (PDF)
- July 2016 (PDF)
2018 General Local Elections – Elector Organizations
The 2018 General Local Elections disclosure statements of candidates, elector organizations and third party advertising sponsors are available for public inspection at Elections BC, Suite 100 – 1112 Fort Street or online in the Financial Reports and Political Contributions system.