Municipal Elections

Municipal Elections

Welcome to the City of Port Alberni, Local Government Election page. On this page you will find information on City of Port Alberni candidates, local elections legislation and additional election resources. Watch for updates as we approach election day!

Mark Your Calendars – October 15, 2022

Declaration of Election By Voting

The City of Port Alberni Municipal Council is comprised of a mayor and six councillors elected for a four-year term; the next general local government election will be held on Saturday October 15, 2022, with the polls open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Residents of BC, as well as property owners within jurisdiction are eligible to vote, provided they meet the Local Government Act eligibility requirements (see general election information below for details).

Should you have questions which are not addressed on these web pages, please contact the Chief Election Officer, Twyla Slonski at City Hall:

  • by phone at 250 720-2823
  • by email to Twyla_Slonski@portalberni.ca
  • or in person at 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni during regular business hours

The Deputy Chief Election Officers are: Sara Darling and Tanis Feltrin.

2022 City of Port Alberni Nomination Documents

Nomination packages for candidates in the 2022 City of Port Alberni elections will be available on July 29, 2022. Nomination documents must be delivered to the City’s main office (4850 Argyle St, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8) between Tuesday, August 30 and Friday, September 9 during regular business hours. Completed nominations must be submitted/delivered no later than September 9, 2022, at 4 pm.

Shortly after 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9, candidates are invited to join the Chief Election Officer [CEO] in City Hall, Council Chambers in the official declaration of candidates for the 2022 General Local Election. Also at this time, the CEO will be drawing candidate names to determine the order in which names will appear on the election ballot.     

More information is available at: www.portalberni.ca/running-for-council

Key Dates

Primary Key Dates

  • July 29, 2022 - Nomination Documents available
  • September 9, 2022 - End of Nomination Period & Declaration of Candidates
  • October 5 & 12, 2022 - Advanced Voting Opportunities
  • October 15, 2022 - General Voting Day

Full Listing of General Local Election Key Dates

Election Information

We have all the background on the candidates, voter information, FAQs and more. Stay informed and find out what you need to know.

Meet the Candidates:

All Candidates Forum | October 4, 2022

Students of the A.D.S.S. Social Justice 12 class along with Instructor, Anne Ostwald will be hosting an All Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 4th from 1:50 pm to 3:00 pm in the A.D.S.S. Theatre. Everyone is welcome to attend this informative event. If you have questions, please contact Anne Ostwald at aostwald@sd70.bc.ca.

All Candidates Forum | October 5 & 6, 2022

The Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce with be hosting All Candidates Forums on Wednesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 6th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Rim Rock Casino [scheduled over two sessions to accommodate the number of candidates]. If you have questions, please contact Chamber CEO, Bill Collette at bill@albernichamber.ca or 250.724.6535.

General Election Information:

Local Elections Legislation: 

City of Port Alberni Election and Assent Voting Bylaw No. 5054, 2022

City of Port Alberni Sign Bylaw 2014, Bylaw No. 4843

Where & When to Vote

Election Day is set for Saturday, October 15, 2022. Advance voting opportunities are set for October 5 and 12. See time and location details below.

ADVANCE VOTING DAYS – OCTOBER 5 & 12 

When: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Where: Echo Centre, 4255 Wallace Street, Port Alberni, BC

All electors are eligible to vote at Advance Voting – Ballots counted Oct 15.

GENERAL VOTING DAY – OCTOBER 15

When: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Where: Alberni Athletic Hall, 3727 Roger Street, Port Alberni, BC

Questions?

For more information, please contact:

Twyla Slonski, Chief Election Officer

City Hall, 4850 Argyle Street

Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8

Telephone: 250-720-2823

Email: twyla_slonski@portalberni.ca

Past Election Results

You can view the results of the most recent elections by clicking the links below.