2022 General Local Elections

The 2022 General Local Elections are on October 15, 2022.

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

 

August 30

Start of the nomination period. 

See the complete list of Key Dates.

Key information for candidates

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.

Key information for elector organizations

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.

Key information for third party advertising sponsors

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.

Who does what in local elections

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