General Local Elections

The 2022 General Local Elections will take place in B.C. on Saturday, October 15, 2022

This includes elections for the SLRD's four electoral areas (Area A, Area B, Area C and Area D). 

Qualified electors in each of the SLRD’s electoral areas will elect one person to the position of Director for a four-year mandate. (In the event that there is only one person declared as a candidate in an electoral area by the end of the nomination period, that person will be acclaimed as Director in that electoral area.)

Qualified electors in Electoral Area C will also elect one school district trustee for School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky).

Qualified electors in Electoral Area D will also elect one school district trustee for School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky).

Key Dates

Start of Election Period

January 1, 2022 

Nomination Package Available

July 19, 2022

Start Receiving Requests for Mail Ballot Packages

August 3, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

Start of Nomination Period

August 30, 2022 at 9:00 a.m.

End of Nomination Period (can receive faxed or emailed Nomination Documents provided that originals are received by September 16, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.)

September 9, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Declaration of Candidates

September 9, 2022 after 4:00 p.m.

Deadline for original Nomination documents to be received by Chief Election Officer (must have been previously faxed or emailed by September 9, 2022 deadline above)

September 16, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.

Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline

September 16, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

End of Election Period

September 16, 2022 at 12:00 midnight

Start of Campaign Period

September 17, 2022 at 12:01 a.m.

Declaration of Election by Voting or by Acclamation

September 19, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

Mail Ballot Packages Available

When ballots are available

Holiday (Truth and Reconciliation Day) – office is closed

September 30, 2022

1st Advance Voting Opportunity – All Areas

October 5, 2022

2nd Advance Voting Opportunity – Electoral Area D

October 8, 2022

2nd Advance Voting Opportunity – Electoral Area A

October 10, 2022

2nd Advance Voting Opportunity – Electoral Area B

October 10, 2022

2nd Advance Voting Opportunity – Electoral Area C

October 12, 2022

General Election Day – ALL AREAS

October 15, 2022


INFORMATION FOR ELECTORS

Voter Eligibility

Resident Elector

To qualify to vote as a Resident Elector, a person must meet the following requirements:

  • Reside in the electoral area;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before teh day of registration;
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in a local election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-Resident Property Elector

To qualify to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector, a person must meet the following requirements:

  • Not be entitled to register as a Resident Elector of the electoral area;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months before the day of registration;
  • Have been the registered owner of real property in the electoral area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  • The only persons who are registered owners of the real property (either as joint tenants or tenants in common) are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust;
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in a local election or be otherwise disqualified by law;
  • If there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of real property (either as joint tenants or tenants in common), only one of those individuals may register as a Non-Resident Property Elector in relation to the real property.  The person registering must have the written consent of the number of those individuals who, together with the person registering are a majority of those individuals. 

If a person owns a property with one or more other individuals, only one person is eligible to vote as the Non-Resident Elector for that property. The owner entitled to vote must be designated, in writing, by the majority of the property owners.

  • Consent Form: Non-Resident Property Elector

A person may register as a Non-Resident Property Elector only in relation to one parcel of real property in an electoral area. This means a person may only vote once, even if that person owns multiple properties in the electoral area.

Please note that a person cannot vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector, based on a property owned wholly or in part by a corporation.

Where do I vote?

*Information on voting locations will be posted here once details are confirmed.

Resources


INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

For candidates, nomination packages will be available for download on this page once they are available. Packages will also be available for pickup in person at the SLRD Administration Office, located at 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton BC.

SLRD Election Officials

Chief Election Officer
Kristen Clark
Telephone: 604-894-6371 ext. 230
Email: kclark@slrd.bc.ca

Deputy Chief Election Officer
Monica Halitzki
Telephone: 604-894-6371 ext. 256
Email: mhalitzki@slrd.bc.ca

Candidate Resources

A list of important dates can be found here.

Elections BC

Elections BC administers campaign financing and advertising rules for local elections under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Candidates must be familiar with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act and its requirements.

Local Elections Legislation

For more information, contact:

Elections BC
Telephone: 250-387-5305
Toll-free: 1-855-952-0280
Email: electoral.finance@electionsbc.ca

Province of British Columbia

If you’re thinking of running for local office, part of the decision-making process may include considering the role you will play, how best you can serve your community and the impact you will have as an elected official.

These videos give potential candidates information to help them with answers to questions that they may have before making the decision to run for local office:

Inside the SLRD > Legislative Services > General Local Elections