Candidate Eligibility

All candidates must be nominated by eligible electors and declared a candidate by the Chief Election Officer.

To be eligible to run for office you must:

Mayor & Council

To be eligible to run for office you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 20, 2018);
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately prior to filing nomination documents (prior to March 14, 2018); not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
School Trustee

Qualifications for running for office in a general school election are set out in the School Act. To be eligible to run for office you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 20, 2018);
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately prior to filing nomination documents (prior to March 14, 2018);
  • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

School Trustee election procedures