Provincial Guides

Guide Summary
Election Advertising Not Requiring Authorization Statement This guide provides information on authorization statements and online advertising.
Guide to the Election Act The Election Act sets the rules for the provincial electoral process and this guide provides general information about the Act. This guide has been updated for an election administered during a pandemic.
Guide for Financial Agents Appointed Under the Election Act This guide explains the financing, election advertising, and financial reporting rules in the Election Act and how those rules apply. This guide has been updated for an election administered during a pandemic. 
Nomination Contestant Financing Report Completion Guide This is a step-by-step guide for preparing and completing nomination contestant financing reports.
Auditor’s Guide This guide provides guidance to auditors appointed under the Election Act on some of the unique issues that arise from the financial reporting requirements of the Act.
Political Party Guide to Registration This guide is being updated to reflect amendments to the Election Act. For more information, contact Provincial Electoral Finance at 1-800-661-8683 or electionsbc@elections.bc.ca.
Guide for Candidates

This guide provides information to candidates and prospective candidates for election as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. It provides an overview of the nomination procedures to become a candidate and the responsibilities, rights and duties of candidates during provincial elections. This guide has been updated for an election administered during a pandemic.

Guide for Candidate Representatives This guide provides general information to candidate representatives regarding their role in the electoral process. This guide has been updated for an election administered during a pandemic. 
Guide to Voting and Counting

This guide aims to help individuals understand voting and counting processes under the Election Act. It provides a framework and quick reference for voting and counts administered by district electoral officers (DEOs). This guide has been updated for an election administered during a pandemic.