APPLICATION APPROVED FOR INITIATIVE PETITION
TO AMEND THE POLICE ACT
VICTORIA - British Columbia’s Chief Electoral Officer, Keith Archer, has granted approval in principle on an initiative petition application. The petition will be issued to proponent Dana Larsen on Monday, November 19, 2012. The title of the initiative is: An initiative to amend the Police Act.
“This is the eighth initiative petition application to be approved since the legislation came into force in 1995”, notes Archer.
Any registered voter can apply to have a petition issued to gather support for a legislative proposal. After the petition is issued, the proponent will have 90 days to canvass and collect signatures of more than 10% of the registered voters in each of the 85 electoral districts.
Individuals or organizations who intend to oppose the initiative, conduct initiative advertising, or canvass for signatures must be registered with Elections BC.
Registered voters as of November 19, 2012 may sign the petition once for the electoral district in which they are registered.
For more information on the initiative petition, visit the Elections BC website (www.elections.bc.ca).