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B.C. Reg. 171/2020
Chief Electoral Officer
Deposited July 7, 2020
This consolidation is current to October 27, 2020.
Link to consolidated regulation (PDF)

Election Act

Third Party Sponsor
Disclosure Report Regulation

Contents
1Definition
2Classes of election advertising
3Additional information to be included in election advertising disclosure reports

Definition

1   In this regulation, "Act" means the Election Act.

Classes of election advertising

2   For the purposes of section 245 (1) (a) of the Act, the value of the election advertising sponsored by a third party sponsor must be reported according to

(a) the following classes of pre-campaign period election advertising:

(i) commercial canvassing in person, by telephone or by mobile device;

(ii) election surveys and polls;

(iii) newspapers and periodicals;

(iv) promotional materials, including newsletters, brochures, buttons and novelty items;

(v) radio;

(vi) search engine marketing and optimization;

(vii) signs;

(viii) social media;

(ix) television;

(x) website displays;

(xi) other forms of advertising, and

(b) the following classes of campaign period election advertising:

(i) commercial canvassing in person, by telephone or by mobile device;

(ii) election surveys and polls;

(iii) newspapers and periodicals;

(iv) promotional materials, including newsletters, brochures, buttons and novelty items;

(v) radio;

(vi) search engine marketing and optimization;

(vii) signs;

(viii) social media;

(ix) television;

(x) website displays;

(xi) other forms of advertising.

Additional information to be included in election advertising disclosure reports

3   For the purposes of section 245 (1) (d) of the Act, an election advertising disclosure report must include the number of contributors who made one or more sponsorship contributions that in total have a value of $250 or less.

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Election Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 106, s. 283.]