Running for Council

Running for Council

To be eligible as a candidate in a local government election, at the time of nomination, you must:

  1. Be a Canadian citizen; AND
  2. Be, or will be, 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day; AND
  3. Have lived in BC for at least 6 months (April 14, 2022, is the last day to meet 6-month residency requirement for candidates); AND
  4. Have not been disqualified by any law or statute from being nominated, elected or holding office.

There is no requirement for a candidate to be a resident or own property in the municipality.

A nomination package may be picked up at City Hall during regular office hours (8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday excluding statutory holidays), from 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, to 4 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022.

Nomination papers must be filed with the Chief Election Officer (250 720-2810) or the Deputy Chief Election Officer (250 723-2146), at City Hall, during regular office hours (8:00 am to 4:00 pm excluding statutory holidays), commencing at 9 am on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, until 4 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022. Appointments are recommended.

Nomination documents may be delivered by hand, mail, fax or other delivery service. Originals of faxed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4 pm on September 16, 2022 or the nomination is deemed to be withdrawn.

Elections BC will manage the financial requirements and reporting for all election candidates as per the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. For more information call 1 855 952-0280.