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Political Parties

Political parties are organizations that have a primary purpose to elect candidates to the Legislative Assembly. Anyone can form a political party, but only parties registered with Elections BC can appear on a ballot, issue tax receipts, and incur election expenses.

A political party should advise Elections BC as soon as possible of the date of a leadership contest. For more information, visit the Leadership Contestants page.

Supplementary annual financial reports for political parties are published in the Financial Reports and Political Contributions System (FRPC) on the first Tuesday of each month. Learn more here.

Tools for political parties

Elections BC’s forms and guides are being updated to reflect amendments to the Election Act affecting electoral finance rules. For more information, contact Provincial Electoral Finance at 1-800-661-8683 or


Financial Agents for Political Parties

Political Party Information Sessions

Elections BC holds information sessions for political parties on a semi-regular basis, especially after legislation is changed or before a general election.

Meeting Notes