Voters Lists for Local Governments

Under section 76 of the Local Government Act, local governments may use the Provincial Voters List as their register of resident electors.

Requesting the voters list

Local governments may access the Provincial Voters List by submitting a privacy policy and Provincial voters list request form (259) to voterservices@elections.bc.ca.

Elections BC prepares voters lists for local governments at the end of each month. These lists are prepared using the electoral district and voting area boundaries that correspond to the local government jurisdiction. Where a voting area splits a municipal boundary, Elections BC provides the entire voting area. It is the municipality’s responsibility to ensure their register of resident local electors only contains electors within their jurisdiction.

Local governments can use the Electoral district voting area to municipal boundary conversion table to complete section six on the request form. If you need assistance, contact our office at voterservices@elections.bc.ca or 250-356-9325. After receiving the request, Elections BC will send a detailed email with further instructions.

Updating the voters list

Local governments may use Elections BC’s Application for Registration as a Local Government Resident Elector (200M) to register and update voters, and the Application to Remove a Registered Voter from the Provincial Voters List (200R) to mark voters as deceased or for other removal requests. Once completed, these forms must be sent by courier to Elections BC Voter Services using our shipping label.

Registering to vote in a local election

Before a local election begins, voters may register or update their registration on the Provincial Voters List through our Online Voter Registration system. Contact your local government for registration deadlines.