Provincial Guides

2024 Provincial Election Guides

Guide Summary
Guide for Third Party Advertisers and Campaigners This guide describes the responsibilities of third party sponsors for the 2024 Provincial General Election, including rules for advertising, canvassing and campaigning by third party sponsors.
Guide to Voting and Counting The Guide to Voting and Counting provides an overview of the voting and counting procedures that will be used for the 2024 Provincial General Election.
Guide for Candidates and Political Parties This guide describes roles and responsibilities for candidates and political parties in a provincial election. It also includes rules for campaign activities and information about accessing voters lists and participation information.
Guide for Candidate and Political Party Representatives This guide explains the role of candidate representatives and political party representatives for the 2024 Provincial General Election.
How to Apply to be a Provincial Candidate This guide explains to potential candidates when, how, and what steps to follow to apply for a candidate nomination.
Election Act Requirements for Media Organizations and Social Media Platforms This guide covers the rules established by British Columbia’s Election Act for media organizations and social media platforms.

Guides for Political Parties and Constituency Associations

Guide Summary
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.
Annual Financial Report Completion Guide This is a step-by-step guide for registered political parties and constituency associations for preparing and completing annual financial reports.

Guides for Third Party Election Advertising Sponsors

Guide Summary
Election Communication Guidelines for Government Communicators These guidelines for government communicators provide information about the election
advertising rules under the Election Act.
Election Advertising Not Requiring Authorization Statement This guide provides information on authorization statements and online advertising.
Guidelines on Independence and Collusion Requirements for Third Party Sponsors These guidelines outline how Elections BC determines the independence of third party sponsors registered under the Election Act. They also define what is considered collusion between a third party sponsor and a candidate, registered political party or constituency association.

Guides for Auditors and Financial Agents

Guide Summary
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.  
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.

Financial Report Completion Guides

Guide Summary
Leadership Contestant Financing Report Completion Guide This is a step-by-step guide for preparing and completing leadership contestant financing reports.
Nomination Contestant Financing Report Completion Guide This is a step-by-step guide for preparing and completing nomination contestant financing reports.