Candidate Information

Candidate Nomination Period 

The Candidate Nomination Period for the election of Area Director for the 2020 By-Election for Electoral Area H-North Oyster/Diamond concluded on Friday, October 23 at 4:00 PM.

Running for Local Office

Residents of B.C. who are interested in running for office in a general local election must meet certain requirements to be nominated for and hold office if elected. In addition, how elected officials conduct themselves as individuals, and collectively as part of a decision-making body, is key to carrying out their responsibilities and providing good governance to their communities.

Provincial legislation sets out residency and nomination requirements, the nomination process, public access to nomination documents, how candidates may run their election campaigns and conduct election advertising as well as campaign financing recording and disclosure rules and certain campaign financing restrictions. Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for further information on the election process.

° Candidates Guide to Local Government Elections in BC

° Local Government Election FAQ's - Elections BC

Campaign Financing

Elections BC administers campaign financing for local government elections. Forms and Guides are available here.

Campaign Expense Limits for both Electoral Area Directors and Islands Trust Local Area Trustees can be viewed here.

°Candidates Guide for Election Campaign Financing in BC

°Elector Organization Guide for Local Government Campaign Financing

°Campaign Account Letter

Key Dates for the 2020 By-Election - Area H

Nomination Period
The period for Candidates to file
nomination papers with the
CVRD Chief Election Officer or 

Begins 9 AM Tuesday, October 13
Expires 4 PM Friday, October 23
Campaign Period
The period that begins on
the 28th day before General
Voting Day and ends at the
close of voting.

Begins Saturday, October 31
Expires 8 PM Saturday, November 28
Mail Ballot
Packages will be available on
or about November 4, 2020 and
must be received no later
than 8 PM Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020

Request for packages starts Tuesday, October 27
and expires Thursday, November 26 @ 4 PM
General Voting Day 8 AM - 8 PM Saturday, November 28
Campaign Financing Disclosure Deadline Friday, February 26, 2021
Campaign Financing Disclosure
Statement late filing deadline
with $500 late filing fee.
Monday, March 29, 2021