Election Information

2014 General Local Election

Please be advised that the City of New Westminster 2014 General Local Election will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014

The electors of the City of New Westminster will elect:

  • One (1) Mayor;
  • Six (6) Councillors; and
  • Seven (7) School Trustees.

Click on the links below to expand information related to the 2014 General Local Election.

  • Per Section 59 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Elections BC provides public access to financial disclosure information for the 2014 General Local Information.  All information is provided by Elections BC.  Hardcopies can be obtained from City Hall, free of charge.

  • Please note that the City does not organize all candidates meetings; however, when the City receives information about all candidates meetings organized and hosted by other organizations, that information will be posted here.

    Meeting organizers and sponsors are solely responsible for advertising their own events.

    To notify the Election Office of an upcoming candidates event, please send an e-mail to:


    Date/Time: October 27, 2014, 3:45PM
    Event: School Trustee Candidates 'Meet and Greet'
    Organizer: New Westminster Secondary School Youth Initiative

    Location: New Westminster Secondary School Library
    Contact: Grace Ji - / Fiana Liu -

    Date/Time: October 28, 2014, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
    Event: Civic Mayoral Forum
    Organizer: New Westminster Chamber of Commerce
    Location: Inn at the Quay, 900 Quayside Drive


    Date/Time: October 29, 2014, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
    Event: All Candidates Meeting
    Organizer: Queensborough Residents Association
    Location: Poplar Island Room, Queensborough Community Centre, 920 Ewen Avenue.

    Date/Time: October 30, 2014, 7:00PM
    Event: All Candidates Meeting
    Organizer: New Westminster Downtown Residents Association
    Location: Holy Trinity Church

    Date/Time: November 5, 2014, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

    Event: School Trustee Candidates Only Meeting
    Organizer: New Westminster District Parent Advisory Council
    Location: New Westminster Secondary School Library
    Contact: Beth Ott -

    Date/Time: November 8, 2014, 10:00AM - 12:00PM
    Event: School Trustee Candidates Only Meeting
    Organizer: New Westminster Moms Group
    Location: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive
    Contact: Briana Tomkinson / Natalie Lawry -
    , 778-323-0717

    Date/Time: November 10, 2014, 7:00PM - 9:30PM
    Event: Mayor and Council Candidates Meeting
    Organizer: Moody Park Residents Association
    Location: New Westminster Evangelical Free Church, 7895 Canada Way, Burnaby
    Moderator: Daniel Fontaine

    Contact: Christopher Bell - or 604-524-9502


  • 100 Meter Perimeter Maps for all 2014 Voting Locations

    Section 153(4) of the Local Government Act:

    In relation to voting proceedings, a person must not do any of the following at or within 100 metres of a building, structure or other place where voting proceedings are being conducted at the time:

    (a) canvass or solicit votes or otherwise attempt to influence how an elector votes;

    (b) display, distribute, post or openly leave a representation of a ballot marked for a particular result in the voting;

    (c) post, display or distribute

        (i)   election advertising, or

        (ii)   any material that identifies a candidate or elector organization, unless this is done with the authorization of the chief election officer;

    (d) carry, wear or supply a flag, badge or other thing indicating that the person using it is a supporter of a particular candidate, elector organization or result in the voting.

  • No Statutory Notices at this time.

  • View the Important Dates and Deadlines (PDF file) for the 2014 General Local Election.

  • The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) publishes a booklet titled Local Government in BC: A Community Effort, an excellent overview of local government in BC in an easy to read, colourfully illustrated format.

    Download Local Government in BC: A Community Effort here.


    Successful Governance is a resource prepared by the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) to help board of education trustees and the public learn about their roles and responsibilities.

    Click here to view Successful Governance.

  • Thank you for your interest in working for the City of New Westminster during the 2014 Local Government Election.

    The City is currently not accepting additional applications for election workers.

    If you have any questions, please contact the Election Office:

    E-mail to:

    Phone: 604-636-4484 or 604-636-4485

    Election Office

    New Westminster City Hall
    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster, BC  V3L 1H9


  • Election Office
    New Westminster City Hall
    511 Royal Avenue
    New Westminster BC  V3L 1H9

    Phone: 604-636-4484 / 604-636-4485


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