Information on the Nomination Period

Posted On: Aug 30, 2022

What is the nomination period?
The nomination period is the only time during which the Chief Election Officer is permitted to accept nomination documents and deposits (where applicable) from the nominees for office.

  • The nomination period begins at 9AM on August 30, 2022
  • The nomination period ends at 4PM on September 9, 2022
  • A nominee officially becomes a candidate when they have submitted all the required information on the nomination documents and have been declared a candidate by the Chief Election Officer at the end of the nomination period.
  • To submit nomination documents, nominees must make an appointment with the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer.

Contact the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer to submit nomination documents:

Chief Election Officer Deputy Chief Election Officer
250-836-5263 250-836-2477

Who many nominate a candidate?
Prospective candidates for local office must be nominated by at least two eligible electors from the jurisdiction where the person is seeking election.

  • A nominator must be eligible to vote in the jurisdiction as a resident elector or non-resident property elector.
  • To be an eligible nominator, an elector cannot be disqualified from voting in the General Local Election.

Resident Elector and Non-Resident Property Elector Information