Candidate Information

General Nomination Information

Nomination Papers will be accepted between 9 am on August 30 and 4 pm on September 9.

Please book an appointment with the Chief Election Officer to submit your paperwork. Allow one hour for the appointment.

A separate appointment is needed for elector organizations.

Initial nomination papers can be submitted by e-mail or fax, however original nomination documents must be delivered to the Chief Election Officer or designate by 4 pm on Friday, September 16.

Nomination papers will be available online at at City Hall starting at the end of July.

How do I know if I can run for Council or School Trustee?

You can run for any of the positions if you 

  • are 18 or older on General Voting Day (October 15)
  • are a Canadian Citizen
  • were a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before submitting your nomination documents;
  • Not disqualified from voting or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law

If you submit your nomination documents on September 9, you must have been a BC resident since at least March 8, 2022.

The Local Government Act S. 81(2) and and 82(1) define who is not eligible to run for Council. The School Act S. 33 and 34 define who is not eligible to run for School Board Trustee.

How much can I spend on my campaign? (And other financial information)

The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act is overseen by Elections BC. Please see their website for more information.