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 for local elections. For more information, see Who Does What in Local Elections.
Expense limits for candidates and third party advertising sponsors in the 2022 General Local Elections are now available. See the links below.
Elections BC does not administer candidate nominations for local elections in B.C. Prospective candidates should contact the Chief Election Officer in the jurisdiction they wish to run in for nomination forms and information about the candidate nomination process.
There are new campaign financing and advertising rules for the 2022 General Local Elections that candidates, elector organizations, and third party advertisers need to be aware of. Key changes include:
If you have any questions about the campaign financing and advertising rules in local elections, contact us at 1-800-661-8683 or email@example.com.
The period beginning January 1 of an election year until 29 days before General Voting Day. Campaigns must report all expenses incurred during the election period.
|Saturday, January 1, 2022 – Friday, September 16, 2022|
The period for candidates to submit their nominations to local election officials.
|Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – Friday, September 9, 2022|
|Monday, July 18, 2022 – Friday, September 16, 2022|
The period that begins on the 28th day before General Voting Day and ends at the close of voting on General Voting Day. Candidate and third party expense limits apply during this period.
|Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Saturday, October 15, 2022|
|General Voting Day||Saturday, October 15, 2022|
|Campaign financing disclosure statement filing deadline||Friday, January 13, 2023|
|Campaign financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee||Monday, February 13, 2023|