The Next General Local Election is Saturday, October 15, 2022

Important Dates

Candidate information

Nominations will open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Campaign Period Starts Saturday, September 17, 2022

You’ve Decided to Run for Local Office

2022 videos to come! Stay tuned!
In an effort to create awareness, the Local Government Management Association, Local Government Leadership Academy, Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs worked to develop the materials for a diverse audience of prospective candidates.

Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials

What is Local Government?

Testing Your Readiness for Local Office

Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Officials


Voter Information


In order to be eligible to vote locally as a resident or non-resident property elector, a person must:

  • Be a resident in the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote
  • Be 18 years of age or older when they register to vote, or 18 years or older on general voting day,
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months before they register to vote,
  • Have owned property in the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote for at least 30 days before they register to vote (non-resident), and
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election
Need More Information?
Pete Nelson-Smith, Chief Election Officer, 250-956-3111
Connor Mork, Deputy Chief Election Officer, 250-956-3111
Laura Evans, Deputy Chief Election Officer, 250-956-3111