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Local Government Register of Resident Electors

Under section 76 of the Local Government Act, local governments may use the provincial voters list as their register of resident electors.

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 Online Voter Registration. Registration deadline information may be available from the local government.

Requesting a list

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

A privacy policy template for local governments is available.

Elections BC prepares voters lists on the third Friday of every month, up-to-date as of the previous day.

The effective dates of the voters lists extracts are listed below. This is the date you will use in number 4 on the request form.

  • July 19
  • August 16

To ensure we are prepared to provide all required lists by the requested date, we encourage local governments to initiate list requests as soon as possible. You can order more than one list and there is no charge.

The voters lists are extracted using electoral district and voting area boundaries that correspond to the local government jurisdiction. If you need assistance completing number 6 on the request form, contact our office at voterservices@elections.bc.ca or 250-356-9325.

After receipt of the request Elections BC will send a detailed email with further instructions.

Updating the list at the voting place

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.

Voter Services
Elections BC
#100 – 1112 Fort Street
Victoria, BC  V8V 3K8
Email: voterservices@elections.bc.ca
Phone: 250-356-9325
Toll-free: 1-800-661-8683