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 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 voting in an election in BC or 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.

A person is specifically disqualified from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office on a local government, if they fall within any of the following categories:

  • a Judge of the Provincial Court, Supreme Court or Court of Appeal; or
  • an employee or salaried officer of the District of Lantzville or the Regional District of Nanaimo [unless a leave of absence is taken to run for office and the person agrees to resign if elected]; or
  • a Federal public service employee (unless they have first requested and obtained prior permission from the Public Service Commission of Canada);
  • has been convicted of an indictable offence and is in custody or in prison; or
  • has been found guilty of an election offence; or
  • is involuntarily committed to a psychiatric or other institution; or
  • has been disqualified from candidacy under any law or enactment (e.g., failure to file a campaign financing disclosure statement in the previous election, guilty of an election offence, not making an oath of office, etc.

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.

Attend the Candidate Information Session on Thursday September 1, 2022 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chamber, Municipal Hall, 7192 Lantzville Road. Hosted by the District of Lantzville's election staff, the session will cover important details of the election process, as well as duties and time commitments of municipal elected officials.

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), or view below.

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: or call 250.933.8082 or 250.933.8081.

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.


Thank you for viewing/printing or picking up at Municipal Hall, the following District of Lantzville Candidate Package for the 2022 General Local Election. Please monitor this page for any addendums issued for the Candidate Package.


  • 2022 General Local Election Candidate Package Table of Contents with links

    Nomination Package

  • Candidate Nomination Package with links & fillable forms


  • Combined Notice (Notice of End of Advance Elector Registration, Nomination Period, List of Registered Electors, etc.)
  • Election Sign & Campaigning Information - updated for 2022 General Local Election
  • Elections BC - Campaign Account Letter
  • Canvasser Authorization Form with Excerpt from Local Government Act
  • Information for Residents of Snaw-naw-as Nanoose First Nation IR

    RESOURCES (links & websites)

    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.

  • Last Modified: Sep 14, 2022
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