Individuals seeking to run for District Council in the 2022 General Local Election can now pick up candidate nomination packages at the Municipal Offices at 477 Stuart Drive West, Fort St. James or download them online. The packages contain all the necessary documents and information prospective candidates need to begin their nomination process.
The nomination period starts on Tuesday, August 30 and runs until Friday, September 9. Individuals declared as candidates will have their name on the ballot this October 15.
Eligible candidates must be:
- B.C. residents for at least six months before filing their nomination documents.
- At least 18 years old on general voting day (October 15, 2022).
- A Canadian citizen.
- Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or prohibited by any other enactment from voting, being nominated, being elected to or holding public offices, or otherwise disqualified by law.
Mayor and Councillors will serve the community until the next election in October 2026.
Other significant nomination dates and deadlines include:
Tuesday, September 13 at 4 p.m. – Deadline for submitting challenges to nominations and for endorsements from elector organizations.
Friday, September 16 at 4 p.m. – Deadlines for candidate withdrawals from the election and withdrawals of candidates endorsed by elector organizations. Decisions are issued on candidate nomination challenges.
General local elections are a shared responsibility between local governments and Elections BC. Elections must run according to the Local Government Act, the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, the Community Charter, the School Act, and related bylaws.