Candidate Resources

If you are thinking of becoming a candidate, view the important resources below.

Candidate information sessions

If you are thinking about running for election, attend a candidate information session to learn important information about the nomination process. Learn more.

Nomination packages (nomination period is August 30–September 9)

Please contact the Chief Election Officer to schedule an appointment to submit nomination documents at 604-925-7063 or email.

Candidate Nomination Package - Mayor or Councillor

Candidate Nomination Package - School Trustee

General information

Educational videos for candidates thinking of running for local office

Running for local office - general information

Local election FAQs

Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Candidates and their Financial Agents

Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Elector Organizations and their Financial Agents

Candidate's Guide to Local Elections in BC 2022

What Every Candidate Needs to Know

Thinking About Running for Local Office?

Scrutineer's Guide

Supporting a Candidate for Local Elections in  BC 2022

General Local Elections 101

Rules and regulations

General Local Elections Regulation Bylaw 4960

Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, expense limit regulations for candidates

Election sign regulations

Responsible conduct of locally elected officials

Council roles & responsibilities

Elections BC campaign financing

Campaign Expense Limits for 2022

Mayor and Councillor

School Trustee

Third-Party expense limits for 2022

Mayor and Councillor

School Trustee