Candidate Information

Candidate Nomination Papers Now Available

Nomination Papers for Director for the 2020 By-Election for Electoral Area H-North Oyster/Diamond are now available for download in a PDF format below. 

Nomination - Electoral Area H Director - PDF

Nomination papers may also be picked-up* at the CVRD office located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. *Please note: COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

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 Deputy

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
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