Accessing The Provincial Voters List

Under the Election Act, registered political parties, Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs), candidates for provincial election, and recall proponents are allowed to use the voters list to communicate with voters.

Accessing the voters list between elections

The voters list may only be used in accordance with section 275 of the Election Act and the Electoral Purposes for Access to and Use of Personal Information Regulation. Anyone who wishes to access the voters list must first file a privacy policy with Elections BC that is acceptable to the Chief Electoral Officer. Visit the Privacy Policy page for more information.

MLAs and registered political parties may request copies of the voters list at any time. Requests must be in writing to:

Voter Services
Elections BC
PO Box 9275 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9J6

Elections BC prepares voters lists for political parties and MLAs twice a year, in the spring and fall.

Accessing the voters list during an election or recall petition

During a provincial election, each candidate receives one electronic copy of the voters list. If a candidate is unable to use the electronic copy, the District Electoral Officer will provide a printed copy. Candidates receive the voters list for their electoral district only (not the list for the whole province).

Recall proponents are provided a copy of the voters list when their recall petition is issued. As with provincial election candidates, recall proponents only receive a voters list for their electoral district and may only use the list for recall purposes.

Accessing the voters list for a local election

Local governments may request access to an extract of the Provincial Voters List for their jurisdiction to administer local elections. See our Voters Lists for Local Governments page for more information.

Candidates for local elections must contact their local government to obtain a copy of the local government voters list. To contact your local government (city, regional district, municipality, etc.), use CivicInfo BC’s Organizations page.