Elections BC administers campaign financing, disclosure and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Elections BC does not administer voting or candidate nominations at the local level.
Important upcoming dates
Start of the nomination period.
See the complete list of Key Dates.
Elections BC does not administer the candidate nomination process for local elections. To contact your Local Chief Election Officer, search for the name of your local government or school board (city, regional district, municipality, school board, etc.) on CivicInfo BC’s Organizations page.
Elector organizations must register by August 2, 2022 to endorse candidates in the 2022 General Local Elections. See the registration forms here and contact us with any questions.
If you plan on advertising for the 2022 General Local Elections, make sure you know the rules. Advertising rules come into effect at the start of the pre-campaign period on July 18, 2022. More details here.
Unlike provincial elections, local government and school board elections in B.C. are not run by one single entity. Elections BC is one of several authorities that play a role in general local elections, by-elections and assent voting.
|If you have questions about…||Contact…|
|Voting and ballots||Local Chief Election Officers|
|Nomination process||Local Chief Election Officers|
|Advertising rules||Elections BC|
|Campaign financing and disclosure rules||Elections BC|
|Registration of elector organizations||Elections BC|
|School trustees/school board elections||Ministry of Education|
|Legislation for local elections||Ministry of Municipal Affairs|