Local By-elections

Elections BC oversees campaign financing and election advertising rules for local by-elections in B.C., but does not administer voting or candidate nominations. For key by-election dates and disclosure deadlines, click the local event information below.

For general information about local government by-elections in B.C., see the Province of B.C.’s Local Government By-elections page.


Current local by-elections dates and information


2022 Nanaimo Ladysmith School (SD68) By-election – January 15, 2022

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact School District No. 68.

Key Dates Deadlines
November 30, 2021 – December 10, 2021 Nomination period
December 18, 2021 – January 15, 2022 Campaign period
Saturday, January 15, 2022 General Voting Day
Friday, April 19, 2022 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, May 16, 2022 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit Area 1: $38,678.00

2022 Prince George School District (SD57) By-election – January 15, 2022

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact School District No. 57.

Key Dates Deadlines
November 30, 2021 – December 10, 2021 Nomination period
December 18, 2021 – January 15, 2022 Campaign period
Saturday, January 15, 2022 General Voting Day
Friday, April 19, 2022 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, May 16, 2022 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit Area 1: $26,810.48
Area 2: $5,000.00

2021 Vernon By-election – December 4, 2021

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the City of Vernon.

Key Dates Deadlines
October 19, 2021 – October 29, 2021 Nomination period
November 6, 2021 – December 4, 2021 Campaign period
Saturday, December 4, 2021 General Voting Day
Friday, March 4, 2022 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, April 4, 2022 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $15,115.72

2021 Comox By-election – November 27, 2021

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the Town of Comox.

Key Dates Deadlines
October 12, 2021 – October 22, 2021 Nomination period
October 30, 2021 – November 27, 2021 Campaign period
Saturday, November 27, 2021 General Voting Day
Friday, February 25, 2022 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, March 28, 2022 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $7,212.50

2021 Granisle By-election – November 6, 2021

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the Village of Granisle

Key Dates Deadlines
September 21, 2021 – October 1, 2021 Nomination period
October 9, 2021 – November 6, 2021 Campaign period
Saturday, November 6, 2021 General Voting Day
Friday, February 4, 2022 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, March 7, 2022 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

    2021 Abbotsford By-election – September 25, 2021

    For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the City of Abbotsford.

    Key Dates Deadlines
    August 10, 2021 – August 20, 2021 Nomination period
    August 28, 2021 – September 25, 2021 Campaign period
    Saturday, September 25, 2021 General Voting Day
    Friday, December 24, 2021 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
    Monday, January 24, 2022 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

    Candidate expense limit $43,928.56

    2021 Pouce Coupe By-election – September 18, 2021

    For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the Village of Pouce Coupe.

    Key Dates Deadlines
    August 3, 2021 – August 13, 2021 Nomination period
    August 21, 2021 – September 18, 2021 Campaign period
    Saturday, September 18, 2021 General Voting Day
    Friday, December 17, 2021 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
    Monday, January 17, 2022 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

    Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

    2021 Creston By-election – September 18, 2021

    For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the Town of Creston.

    Key Dates Deadlines
    August 3, 2021 – August 13, 2021 Nomination period
    August 21, 2021 – September 18, 2021 Campaign period
    Saturday, September 18, 2021 General Voting Day
    Friday, December 17, 2021 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
    Monday, January 17, 2022 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

    Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

    2021 Stewart By-election – July 17, 2021

    For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the District of Stewart.

    Key Dates Deadlines
    June 1, 2021 – June 11, 2021 Nomination period
    June 19, 2021 – July 17, 2021 Campaign period
    Saturday, July 17, 2021 General Voting Day
    Friday, October 15, 2021 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
    Monday, November 15, 2021 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

    Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

    2021 Burnaby By-election – June 26, 2021

    For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the City of Burnaby.

    Key Dates Deadlines
    May 11, 2021 – May 21, 2021 Nomination period
    May 29, 2021 – June 26, 2021 Campaign period
    Saturday, June 26, 2021 General Voting Day
    Friday, September 24, 2021 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
    Monday, October 25, 2021 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

    Candidate expense limit $70,629.90

    2021 Central Okanagan School District (SD23) By-election – June 26, 2021

    For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the City of Kelowna.

    Key Dates Deadlines
    May 11, 2021 – May 21, 2021 Nomination period
    May 29, 2021 – June 26, 2021 Campaign period
    Saturday, June 26, 2021 General Voting Day
    Friday, September 24, 2021 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
    Monday, October 25, 2021 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

    Candidate expense limit $40,825.04