Provincial Guides

Guide Summary

Election Official Quick Reference Guides

Election officials follow these guides to administer voting and counting during an election.
Guide for Campaigns – 2022 Vancouver-Quilchena By-election This guide provides political parties and candidates with an overview of what to expect in the 2022 Vancouver-Quilchena By-election, which must be called by August 18, 2022. This will be the first by-election administered under British Columbia’s modernized Election Act.
Leadership Contestant Financing Report Completion Guide This is a step-by-step guide for preparing and completing leadership contestant financing reports.
Election Advertising Not Requiring Authorization Statement This guide provides information on authorization statements and online advertising.
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.  
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.
Guide to Political Party Registration This guide provides a summary of the political party registration requirements and links to the required application forms. 
Guide to Constituency Association Registration This guide provides a summary of the constituency association registration requirements and links to the required application forms.
Guide to Communications for Provincial Third Party Sponsors This guide helps provincial third party advertising sponsors understand the election advertising rules under the Election Act.