Under the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, and Recall and Initiative Act, the Chief Electoral Officer may conduct investigations of any matter that might contravene these Acts or their regulations.
Complaints or potential contraventions of the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, or Recall and Initiative Act should be made in writing to:
Mail: PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria BC, V8W 9J6
When making a complaint, please state clearly how the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, or Recall and Initiative Act may have been violated. You are asked to provide:
We take any potential contravention of the legislation we administer seriously and will review every complaint we receive. If a complaint does not result in an investigation or other recourse, we will tell the complainant why we have made this decision.
The Election Act establishes administrative monetary penalties for some cases of non-compliance with the Act. The Chief Electoral Officer has the authority to determine the amount of the penalty within ranges established by the Act.
For more information about this policy and to see how it has been applied, see our Administrative Monetary Penalties page.