Local election resources for candidates

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General local elections in B.C. are held every four years on the third Saturday in October. The next general local elections will be held on October 15, 2022. Resources for the elections are now available on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website.

Resources for candidates include:

  • Candidates Guide to Local Elections in B.C. 2022
  • Thinking About Running for Local Office Brochure
  • What Every Candidate Needs to Know Brochure
  • Potential Candidate Videos, including the new panel discussion series “Being an Effective Elected Official”.

A variety of other election materials are available through this site including information about elections administration, voter eligibility & voting, scrutineers, and election organizations & endorsements. 

Elections BC also has a variety of resources for candidates, elector organizations and third party sponsors about the campaign financing and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.