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 the 2018 General 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 to an unendorsed candidate or $1,200 in total to each campaign of an elector organization and its endorsed candidates.
- Must file a disclosure statement with Elections BC by January 18, 2019.
2018 General Local Elections – Elector Organizations
- Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Elector Organizations and their Financial Agents (HTML, PDF)
- Information Presentation for Elector Organizations and their Financial Agents
- Elector organization forms
- Summary of amendments to The Local Elections Campaign Financing Expense Limit Regulation B.C. Reg. 309/2016 (PDF)