Referendum Advertising Sponsors
Referendum advertising sponsors are individuals or organizations that conduct referendum advertising separate from opponent and proponent groups.
- Guide for Referendum Advertising Sponsors (PDF)
- Previously registered referendum advertising sponsors (PDF)
The campaign period started July 1, 2018 and ended December 7, 2018. Individuals or organizations that sponsored advertising about the referendum during that period had to follow these rules:
- Register with Elections BC before sponsoring any advertising
- Include their name and contact information on all advertising
- Only accept referendum contributions from individuals who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents residing in B.C., and obtain confirmation and consent prior to using the contribution for referendum advertising – a sample form is available here (PDF)
- Limit contributions received from any one eligible individual to $1,200
- Not spend more than $200,000 on referendum advertising
- File disclosure statements with Elections BC
If you have questions about the rules, contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Disclosure Reports
The Electoral Reform Referendum 2018 Act and its regulation requires registered referendum advertising sponsors to file initial and subsequent disclosure reports with Elections BC. The referendum initial and subsequent disclosure reports are posted here.
Referendum advertising sponsor forms
- Referendum Advertising Sponsor Application for Registration (420)
- Appointment of Auditor for 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform (4017)
Contribution Disclosure Report Forms:
- Initial Disclosure Report (F-TPS(I)Ref)
- Subsequent Disclosure Report (F-TPS(S)Ref)
- Referendum Contributions with a Total Value Greater than $250 (S-A(b)Ref)