Elections BC says thousands of ballots were not counted in Metro Vancouver’s transit plebiscite.
That’s because more than 38,000 of them didn’t include signatures or birth dates.
Spokesperson Don Main says a review is underway.
“If there’s a communication issue, if there’s a technical issue, we will look into different ways to try and use best practices from other jurisdictions on how we might improve that process.”
The figure was found in a report submitted yesterday from the chief electoral officer to the provincial government.
It cost the independent office more than $5.3 million to administer the plebiscite, which asked residents to approve a sales tax increase to fund $7.5 billion in transit upgrades.
It ultimately failed.