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Surveys

Data files on this page are licensed under the Elections BC Open Data Licence.

Elections BC uses surveys to support its vision of being a leader in electoral administration. Surveys allow Elections BC to evaluate the coverage and the currency of the voters list, judge public satisfaction with its work, obtain data about public awareness of the electoral process and identify opportunities for improving its administration of electoral events.

2017 Voters list quality study

Elections BC is conducting a study to assess the quality of the voters list. The study involves contacting 4,000 registered voters by phone or mail. This study is important to ensure that voters receive necessary voting information.

The study will begin in October 2017 and results should be available in December 2017. BC Stats, the province’s statistical agency, is conducting the study on behalf of Elections BC.

Through the study, participants will be asked to verify or provide the following information:

  • Voter name
  • Current home and mailing addresses
  • Date of birth

The results of the study will help Elections BC evaluate the integrity of the voters list and the effectiveness of pre-election enumeration processes.

Personal information provided through the study is protected under the Election Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and the Statistics Act, and is not shared or used for any purpose other than to improve the provincial and federal voters lists.

Read questions and answers about the voters list quality study.

Past Surveys

To view the results of past surveys, please click on the links below.

Report misleading telephone calls to Elections BC

During the 2011 Federal Election, some voters reported receiving misleading telephone calls that falsely claimed to be from Elections Canada, the federal elections agency.

It is important for B.C. voters to know that Elections BC does not use the telephone for mass communications with voters. We occasionally sponsor voter and non-voter surveys that are administered by telephone, but these are clearly identified as survey questionnaires. Should Elections BC need to send an urgent message to voters (e.g., voting place change, candidate withdrawal), this will be done using media broadcasts, local signs and posters and election officials.

It is an offence under the Election Act to interfere with a person’s right to vote by fraudulent means, including a fine of up to $20,000 and imprisonment of up to two years.

If you receive a telephone call that alleges to be from Elections BC and you suspect otherwise, please report the details of the call immediately to Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or electionsbc@elections.bc.ca.