Tech-savvy candidates prompted Elections BC to issue a warning that the province’s 17-year-old election law forbids Twitter and Facebook postings on voting day. Elections BC spokesman Don Main said the agency was alerted that Liberal candidate Richard Lee in Burnaby North had been tweeting, despite the Election Act prohibition on broadcasting or transmitting ads on election day.
Main said Elections BC interprets that to include online posts to social media. He said the parties were warned, and Lee took down his posts. But it’s not difficult to find other candidates who posted on election day (see below.)
Main said enforcement is complaint-driven, and he can’t say what, if anything, would happen to candidates who tweeted on voting day.
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