The 2014 Local Government Election will see major changes from previously held elections. There are two new pieces of legislation, the Local Government Campaign Financing Act and the Local Elections Statutes Amendments Act, that will implement changes to election campaign financing, election advertising and term of office, for the 2014 Local Government Elections.
The Local Government Campaign Financing Act, states that Elections BC will now oversee significant changes to local elections campaign financing and election advertising. Elections BC will manage campaign financing disclosure requirements, investigations and enforcement of campaign financing and election advertising provisions. In 2014, election advertising has undergone significant changes such as what is the definition of advertising, inclusion of third-party sponsors and all election advertising during the Election Period, which is from September 30, 2014 to November 15, 2014, will have to list sponsorship information.