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
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
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
We have all the background on the candidates, voter information, FAQs and more. Stay informed and find out what you need to know.
- General Local Elections 101 (link is external) from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs
- Voter's Guide (link is external) from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 250.724.6535.
General Election Information:
- Running for Council
- Voter Information Including How to Vote by Mail
- Voter FAQ's
- Non-Resident Property Elector
- Public Notices
- First Nations - Voting Information
Local Elections Legislation:
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
For more information, please contact:
Twyla Slonski, Chief Election Officer
City Hall, 4850 Argyle Street
Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8
Past Election Results
You can view the results of the most recent elections by clicking the links below.