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Election 2018


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                                                                         2018 LOCAL ELECTION

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.

Key 2018 Dates

Election period January 1 to September 21
Nomination period September 4 to September 14
Last day to withdraw from being a candidate September 21
Campaign period September 22 to October 20
Advance Voting Opportunities October 10
(a second day will also be scheduled)
General Voting Day October 20
Declaration of official results October 24


For more General Local Election Information ‘click’ on the following external links:

Candidate Information

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

The Local Government Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has excellent resources including videos and reading materials you can find there:

  1. Thinking of Running for Office?

Voter Information

Who can vote?

Voting rights are granted to citizens based on residency or property ownership. There is no corporate or business vote in local elections.

In order to be eligible to vote locally as a resident or non-resident property elector, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older when they register to vote, or 18 years or older on general voting day,
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Have been a resident of B. C. for at least six months before they register to vote,
  • Have either lived or owned property in the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote for at least 30 days before they register to vote, and
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.

Non-Resident Property Electors:

When a person lives in one jurisdiction and owns property in one or more other jurisdictions, they may vote once in each of the other jurisdictions where they own property - as long as they meet the voter eligibility requirements noted above.

If a person owns a property with one or more other individuals, only one person is eligible to vote as the non-resident property elector for that property. The owner entitled to vote must be designated, in writing, by the majority of the property owners.

A person cannot vote on behalf of a corporation, or as a non-resident property elector, based on a property owned wholly or in part by a corporation.


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