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