1996
CBC WEBSITES

CBC's first election site goes online, in partnership with Southam

from CBC.ca archives | Tue, 16 Apr 1996

April 16, 1996. Vancouver. Without fanfare, the CBC's first election website goes online. It provides coverage of the run-up to the provincial election to be called at the end of the month. The site will get just 14 visitors during its first week, recalls CBC.ca�s Peter Kavanagh.

But by election day � May 28th � the weekly total will be close to five thousand. The CBC's annual report for 1996-97 refers to the site in a single sentence: "Other special projects included the construction of a Website for the B.C. election."

Read Tom Kavanagh's column on covering elections online

 

The 2006 Canada Votes site shows a decade of improvement

The 2006 Canada Votes site shows a decade of improvement