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Candidate Nomination Period
The Candidate Nomination Period for the election of Electoral Area Director and Thetis Island Local Trust Area Trustee for the 2022 General Local Election, runs from 9:00 AM Tuesday, August 30, 2022 to 4:00 PM, Friday, September 9, 2022. Candidate nomination packages will be available on July 29, 2022, at the CVRD office located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, during regular office hours, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, and online here.
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
° What Every Candidate Needs to Know
°Scrutineers Guide to Local Government Elections
°Elector Organization Registration Guide
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
°Elector Organization Annual Financial Report Completion Guide
Key Dates for the 2022 General Local Election - Areas A to I
The period for Candidates to file
nomination papers with the
CVRD Chief Election Officer or
Begins 9 AM Tuesday, August 30
Expires 4 PM Friday, September 9
The period that begins on
the 28th day before General
Voting Day and ends at the
close of voting.
Begins Saturday, September 17
Expires 8 PM Saturday, October 15
Packages will be available on
or about September 5, 2022 and
must be received no later
than 8 PM Saturday, Oct. 15 2022
Request date for mail ballot packages is TBD
|General Voting Day||8 AM - 8 PM Saturday, October 15|
|Campaign Financing Disclosure||Deadline Friday, January 13, 2023|
|Campaign Financing Disclosure
Statement late filing deadline
with $500 late filing fee.
|Monday, February 13, 2023|