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Election 2018

The next General Local Election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, when one Mayor and six Councillors will be elected for a four-year term. In addition, five School District Trustee positions will be elected to School District 47. 

Voter Information

Notice of Election by Voting

Declaration of Election By Voting for City of Powell River and School District 47, September 24 

Mail Ballot Information 

Key 2018 Dates

January 1 to September 21 Election Period
Tuesday, August 7 at 9:00 am Nomination Packages Available
Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 am Nomination Period Starts
Friday, September 14 at 4:00 pm Nomination Period Ends
(this is the deadline for submission of Nominations)
Friday, September 14 Declaration of Candidates
Tuesday, September 18 End of Challenge to Nomination and Endorsement Period
Friday, September 21 Last Day to Withdraw from being a Candidate
September 22 to October 20 Campaign Period
Wednesday, October 10 1st Advance Voting Opportunity
Wednesday, October 17 2nd Advance Voting Opportunity
Saturday, October 20 General Voting Day
Saturday, October 20 (after close of voting) Preliminary Results
Monday, October 22 Declaration of Official Results
Tuesday, November 6 Inaugural Council Meeting
Friday, January 18, 2019 Elections BC Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement Deadline

General Local Election Information

Previous Election Information is available through CivicInfoBC

The Local Government Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has excellent resources, videos and reading materials, including these: 
   -Local Government Elections in BC 
   -Thinking of Running for Office?

For information about campaign financing, disclosure requirements, investigations, and enforcing campaign financing and third-party advertising provisions go to Elections BC.

Candidate Information

Nomination packages for Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee are now available for pick up at City Hall, 6910 Duncan Street, Powell River. 

The final day to challenge a nomination is Tuesday, September 18; and the final day for a candidate to withdraw from the election is Friday, September 21.

A Candidates List will be posted to this webpage as soon as nominations are received.

Please call City Hall to make an appointment to file nomination documents. From the time of receipt, nomination documents are available for public inspection at City Hall.

Candidates must file nomination papers with the Chief Election Officer or designate at City Hall during the Nomination Period from 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4 until 4:00 p.m. Friday September 14, 2018.

Election Signage Placement: Please click on this heading for Election Signage Placement Information

Financing and Advertising: Elections BC is responsible for managing campaign financing disclosure requirements, investigations, and enforcing the campaign financing and third-party advertising provisions set out in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. For more information, go to the Elections BC Website, or contact them at 1-855-952-0280 or lecf@elections.bc.ca

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