Before making the decision to run for local office, it's important to think about how you can best serve your community if you are elected. To learn about the role you will play and the impact you will have on your community, visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s website where they have put together a wealth of information for prospective candidates.
A person who has not been disqualified from seeking or holding elected office may become a candidate in local elections.
A candidate must:
Prospective candidates for local office must be nominated by at least two eligible electors from the jurisdiction where the person is seeking election. A prospective candidate may wish to have additional nominators in the event one or both of the two original people are not eligible to be a nominator.
A person is not eligible to run as a candidate for any local government office if they:
For further information on disqualification due to financing disclosure requirements, please refer to the Elections BC website
Nomination packages will be available on July 27, 2018 at the Cranbrook and Columbia Valley RDEK offices during regular office hours. To have nomination documents mailed to you, please contact the Cranbrook office at 250-489-2791 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed nomination documents may be submitted to the Chief Election Officer between 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 only. For further information, please refer to the Notice of Nomination (to be posted when available).
Candidates elected in general local elections serve a four-year term. This term begins at the first regional district board meeting following general local elections. The term ends immediately before the first regional district board meeting following the general local elections four years later.
For additional information please see Resources for Voters and Candidates.
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