Elections

The next general local election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Eligible New Westminster voters will elect:
  • One Mayor
  • Six City Councillors
  • Seven School District 40 Trustees
     

Important Dates

  • January 1, 2018 to September 21, 2018 - Election Period
  • September 4, 2018 to September 14, 2018 - Nomination Period
  • September 22, 2018 to October 20, 2018 - Campaign Period
  • October 20, 2018 - General Voting Day
  • January 18, 2019 - Financial Disclosure Statement Deadline

Who is eligible to vote?

Register in advance with Elections BC to save time! Advance registration closes on August 28, 2018.

Resident electors must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting:
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • A Canadian citizen;
  • A resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • A resident of the City of New Westminster for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • Not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-resident property electors must meet the above eligibility requirements; however, in lieu of the 30-day residency requirement, a non-resident property elector must have been a registered owner of real property in New Westminster for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration.


Who is eligible to be a candidate?

Candidates must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting:
  • A resident of British Columbia at least 6 months before filing their nomination documents;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • A Canadian citizen;
  • Not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

More information about running for office can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing's website.

Additional candidate resources from Elections BC can be found here.


Working for the election

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