Campaign Finance Rules for Elector Organizations

On April 27, 2018, the Province announced amendments to the Local Election Campaign Financing Act regulations to ensure that corporate and union donations will not be used to fund any elector organization expenses in the year of a general local election.

The regulatory change recognizes that operational expenses and election expenses are hard to distinguish in an election year. In light of the new amendments, operational expenses in an election year will be treated as election expenses.  Under previous rules, some operational expenses of elector organizations were not considered election expenses, resulting in concerns that corporate and union donations were being used to fund election expenses.

Amendments take effect for the October 2018 general local elections.  If you have questions or are seeking further information about the amendments, please contact Elections BC

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