Government

Mayor, Council and District staff are here to serve the community of Fort St. James. We are proud to provide high levels of service to residents, visitors and businesses in our community.

Welcome to the District of Fort St. James. Reach out to your elected officials with your comments, concerns, and questions by calling 250-996-8233 and speak with one of our helpful staff.

Municipal Elections

Saturday, October 15th, 2022

Through general local elections, residents and non-resident property electors determine the individuals who collectively will make decisions and govern on their behalf following general voting day. Electors do this by voting – casting their ballots in favour of a candidate(s).

In BC general local elections for mayor, councilors, electoral area directors and school trustees are held every four years on the third Saturday of October. The next local election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

General local elections are a shared responsibility between local governments and Elections BC. Each local government is responsible for running its own general local election and must appoint a local Chief Election Officer to run the elections process. General local elections must be run in accordance with the Local Government Act, the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, the Community Charter, the School Act, and election related bylaws.

General Election Important Dates

If you are considering entering the general election process, there are a number of dates and rules you need to be aware of.