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Elections BC uses surveys to support its vision of being a leader in electoral administration. Surveys allow Elections BC to evaluate the coverage and the currency of the voters list, judge public satisfaction with its work, obtain data about public awareness of the electoral process and identify opportunities for improving its administration of electoral events.
2018 Referendum Voter Awareness Survey
To help evaluate the effectiveness of its information campaign for the 2018 Referendum on Electoral Reform, Elections BC is conducting a voter awareness survey between August 27 and September 9. Interviews will be conducted over the phone by the NRG Research Group with about 500 eligible voters. Respondents will be asked questions to assess their awareness of the referendum. The interview will take about ten minutes.
Elections BC appreciates your participation.
|What is the purpose of this survey?||To help Elections BC evaluate its referendum information campaign, which includes educating voters about the voting systems in the referendum. Information from this study will also be used to improve future information campaigns.|
|Where did you get my information?||Telephone numbers are dialled at random.|
|Why should I take part in this survey?||Your participation will help Elections BC evaluate its referendum information campaign and improve future campaigns.|
|How will my answers be kept confidential?||Your individual answers will not be publicly reported. Your name and other identifying information will not be saved as part of the survey process.|
|Who is phoning?||Elections BC has hired the NRG Research Group to conduct the phone interviews.|
|How can I ensure the legitimacy of the survey?||If you would like confirmation that Elections BC is undertaking these interviews, please call us at 1-800-661-8683 / TTY 1-888-456-5448, or 250-387-5305 in Victoria.|
To view the results of past surveys, please click on the links below.
- 2013 Voter/Non-voter Satisfaction Survey
- 2013 Pre-election Voter Awareness Survey
- Motivations and barriers: Exploring voting behaviour in British Columbia
- Political Party Survey: 2009 General Election
- 2009 Voter/Non-voter Satisfaction Survey – Executive Summary Report
- 2009 Pre-election Voter Awareness Survey – Executive Summary Report
- Eligible Non-Voters Survey – November 2005 Final Report
- Election Awareness and Satisfaction Performance Measures Survey – August 2005
- Quality Audit – Coverage and Currency of Federal and Provincial Voters Lists in British Columbia – 2003
Report misleading telephone calls to Elections BC
During the 2011 Federal Election, some voters reported receiving misleading telephone calls that falsely claimed to be from Elections Canada, the federal elections agency.
It is important for B.C. voters to know that Elections BC does not use the telephone for mass communications with voters. We occasionally sponsor voter and non-voter surveys that are administered by telephone, but these are clearly identified as survey questionnaires. Should Elections BC need to send an urgent message to voters (e.g., voting place change, candidate withdrawal), this will be done using media broadcasts, local signs and posters and election officials.
It is an offence under the Election Act to interfere with a person’s right to vote by fraudulent means, including a fine of up to $20,000 and imprisonment of up to two years.
If you receive a telephone call that alleges to be from Elections BC and you suspect otherwise, please report the details of the call immediately to Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or email@example.com.