The next General Local Government Election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

What is Local Government?

Candidate Information

 People considering running in local elections now have access to resources that provide information about the roles and responsibilities of elected local officials.

Educational videos and a brochure are available online, at local government candidate information sessions and at orientations for newly elected officials. These new resources will help people to make informed decisions about running for local government offices.

General information about expectations of locally elected officials, their roles and responsibilities and about how local governments make decisions is available through these new resources.

The informative videos feature current local government officials and staff from throughout the province providing their perspectives in five areas:

What is local government?
Characteristics of an effective local official
Roles and responsibilities of staff and elected officials
Testing readiness to be an elected official
What contributes to effective decision making?
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 and Housing worked to develop the materials for a diverse audience of prospective candidates.

Learn More: Thinking of running for local office? Visit: www.gov.bc.ca/localgov-thinking-running-local-office

Important Dates

Key Dates for the 2018 General Local Elections

Election period
The period that begins on January 1 and ends on the 29th day before General Voting Day.

Monday, January 1 – Friday, September 21, 2018

Nomination period
The period for local election officials to receive nominations.

Tuesday, September 4– Friday, September 14, 2018

Campaign period
The period that begins on the 28th day before General Voting Day and ends at the close of voting on General Voting Day.

Saturday, September 22 – Saturday, October 20, 2018

General voting day

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Campaign financing disclosure statement filing deadline

Friday, January 18, 2019

Campaign financing disclosure statement late filing deadline $500 late filing fee                                                                                   

Monday, February 18, 2019

Notice of Nomination


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