Initiative to change voting opportunities in provincial elections

Petition status: Petition sheets have been issued to the proponent. Canvassers have 90 days to collect the required signatures.

Initiative petition number: IP-2021-001
Initiative petition title: Initiative to change voting opportunities in provincial elections
Initiative petition summary:

Currently in a provincial election there are many opportunities to vote before election day, including advance voting and voting by mail. This initiative proposes removing almost all advance voting options and the option to vote by mail. The proposed changes would require almost all voters to vote at their assigned voting place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Pacific time) on election day. The draft Bill preserves some absentee voting opportunities, including absentee voting by mail for members of the armed forces and others designated by the Chief Electoral Officer.

Proponent: Robert Harvey Bray
784 Bowen Drive
Campbell River, B.C. V9H 1S2
250-504-0052
Proponent financial agent: Robert Harvey Bray
784 Bowen Drive
Campbell River, B.C. V9H 1S2
250-504-0052
Petition issue date: August 9, 2021
Petition due date: November 8, 2021
Electoral district thresholds: Signature thresholds by electoral district (PDF)
Initiative petition expenses
limits for proponent:
$1,305,652.58
Opponent registration application deadline: July 12, 2021
Registered
opponents/opponent groups:
None
Opponent financial agents: None
Registered initiative
advertising sponsors:
Registered Initiative Petition Advertising Sponsors (PDF)
Initiative advertising sponsor expenses limit: $5,000
Financial filing deadline: December 6, 2021
News releases:

Application Approved for Initiative Petition on Voting Opportunities

Initiative on Voting Opportunities Issued by Chief Electoral Officer

Initiative application: Application for Initiative Petition (PDF)
Draft Bill: Election Act One-Day Voting Amendment Act (PDF)
Public notice: Public Notice – Recall and Initiative Act (PDF)
Links: Guide to the Initiative Process
Guide to Initiative Communications
Initiative Petition Canvasser Guide
Media Obligations for Initiative Petitions and Votes
Recall and Initiative Act
Initiative FAQs
Approved Canvassers:
Initiative Petition Approved Canvasser Listing for IP-2021-001 (PDF)