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


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 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

2021 Silverton By-election – June 19, 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 Silverton.

Key Dates Deadlines
May 4, 2021 – May 14, 2021 Nomination period
May 22, 2021 – June 19, 2021 Campaign period
Saturday, June 19, 2021 General Voting Day
Friday, September 17, 2021 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, October 18, 2021 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit Mayor $10,000.00 / Councillor $5,000.00

2021 Penticton By-election – June 19, 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 Penticton.

Key Dates Deadlines
May 4, 2021 – May 14, 2021 Nomination period
May 22, 2021 – June 19, 2021 Campaign period
Saturday, June 19, 2021 General Voting Day
Friday, September 17, 2021 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, October 18, 2021 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $13,081.80