Information for Candidates
An election for Office of Mayor, Office of Councillor and Office of School Board Trustee (School District 62) will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
Elected candidates will serve is a four year term ending in October 2026.
It is the responsibility of candidates, elector organizations and those wishing to take part in the election process by means of advocacy, to comply with the requirements of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
For further information, refer to “Thinking of Running for Local Office” or view the Video Series on Election Process for Prospective Candidates.
To qualify as a candidate, you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day, October 15, 2022 (born on or before October 15, 2004);
- Be a Canadian citizen;
- Be a resident of BC for at least six months immediately preceding the day nomination papers are filed;
- Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
New Rules for 2022 General Local Elections
Elections BC administers campaign financing, disclosures and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Elections BC does not administer voting or candidate nominations for local elections. For more information, see Who Does What in Local Elections.
There are new campaign financing and advertising rules for the 2022 General Local Elections that candidates, elector organizations, and third party advertisers need to be aware of. Key changes include:
- Elector organizations must register with Elections BC in order to endorse a candidate, receive a campaign contribution, or incur an election expense. Read more about new rules for elector organizations.
- Sponsorship contribution limits apply to contributions made by eligible individuals to third party sponsors.