Running for Office

Qualifications for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen
  • 18 years of age or older or will be on General Voting Day
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia
  • A person or a commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen

For more information please contact one of the follow:

  • P. Carol Friesen, Chief Election Officer at 604.793.8081
  • Janice McMurray, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 604.793.2986
  • Chris Crosman, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 604.793.2986
  • Delcy Wells, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 604.793.2986

Canadidate's Guide to Local Elections in BC

Election Procedures Bylaw 2004, No. 3016 (Consolidated)

Election Sign Bylaw 2013, No. 3899 (Consolidated)

Financial Disclosure Statements 

Participants must file disclosure statements with Elections BC by 4:30 pm on Friday, March 11, 2016. 
Please note, all disclosure statement forms for local elections candidates, elector organizations, campaign organizers and third party sponsors are available on the Elections BC website at

Nomination Package

The 2015 School Trustee By-Election Nomination Package is available for download. In the event there are are changes to the nomination documents, we request that you provide your contact information.