Thinking about running for office?
To be eligible as a candidate in the 2022 General Local Election for the office of Mayor (one to be elected) or Councillor (four to be elected), at the time of nomination you must meet the following criteria:
  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on or before General Voting Day (Saturday, October 15, 2022);
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months (March 8, 2022, is the last day to meet 6 months residency requirement for candidates) immediately before nomination papers are filed; AND
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

There is no requirement for a candidate to be a resident or property owner in the municipality.

Before filing your nomination papers, do your homework by reading through the many resources available from Elections BC (campaign financing disclosure and election advertising rules for candidates, elector organizations and third party sponsors), Ministry of Municipal Affairs (legislative questions about elections and elected official conduct), and the District of Lantzville. Check out the links below which will be updated as information is available.

Pick up a nomination package, starting July 29th, at Municipal Hall during regular office hours (8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays).

Nomination papers must be signed by at least two qualified nominators (electors eligible to vote in the District of Lantzville) and must include a solemn declaration of the person nominated, made in front of the Chief Election Officer at the time the nomination documents are filed or made in advance (before a lawyer, notary or commissioner for taking affidavits in BC) BEFORE the nominee signs the papers. The District of Lantzville does not require a nomination deposit.

Nomination papers can only be filed with the Chief Election Officer during the Nomination Period that opens at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and closes at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022. Early or late nomination papers cannot be accepted. To book an appointment, email: vote@lantzville.ca or call 250.933.8082.

Nomination documents may be delivered by hand, mail, email, fax or other delivery service. Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 16, 2022, or the nomination is deemed to be withdrawn.

In addition to the Candidate Contact Information posted on the District's website, after nomination papers are filed, Form C2 - Nomination Paper and the Statement of Financial Disclosure will be available for public inspection at the Municipal Hall until 30 days after declaration of election results. The Chief Election Officer also submits a copy of C2 (Page 3 declaration page), C3 Other Information Provided by Candidate and C4 Financial Agent Appointment to Elections BC who post a summary on their website. Visit CivicInfo Election Information to view candidate information posted after nominations are filed and unofficial election results from across BC, posted after Voting Places close on General Voting Day.

Other Resources & Guides

(NOTE: 2018 documents will be replaced with 2022 documents when available)

Ministry of Municipal Affairs Videos

VIDEO (5:46): Testing Your Readiness for Local Office

VIDEO (4:44): Overview of BC General Local Elections 2018

VIDEO (4:53): Participants in BC General Local Elections 2018

VIDEO (5:07): Eligibility & Candidate Nominations in BC General Local Elections 2018

VIDEO (4:51): Voting and Taking Office in BC General Local Election

AS AN EXAMPLE ONLY - 2018 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTION CANDIDATE PACKAGE

Thank you for viewing/printing or picking up at Municipal Hall, the following District of Lantzville Candidate Package for the 2018 General Local Election. Please monitor this page for any addendums issued for the Candidate Package.

Part 1 - Table of Contents, Prospective Candidate Letter, Key Dates & Candidate Information Release Authorization

Part II - Form 3-1 Fillable Candidate Nomination Package

Part III - Local Government Act Excerpt, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act and Financial Disclosure Act with Fact Sheet

Part IV - District of Lantzville Bylaw No. 110, 2014, Bylaw No. 97, Signage Information, Signs & 100 metre radius Voting Day Signs & Campaigning Prohibited Maps

Part V - Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Publications

Part VI - Elections BC Publications

DISCLAIMER: In the event that there is inconsistency between this package and the Local Government Act, the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, or any other Act, the legislation will prevail.

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