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Nanaimo By-election

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Nanaimo By-election

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Who can vote

You can vote if you are:

  • a resident of the Nanaimo electoral district, view district boundaries (PDF, iMap)
  • 18 or older on January 30, 2019,
  • a Canadian citizen, and
  • a resident of B.C. since July 29, 2018.

If you are eligible to vote in the Nanaimo by-election, you can register and update your voter record when you go to vote. Please remember to bring identification. Voting times and locations will be posted on the website once confirmed.

Request a vote by mail package from us by filling out this form, or call 1-800-661-8683.

Where to vote

Voting place

Find voting places for the Nanaimo By-election using our Where to Vote application.

Where to Vote cards will be sent to Nanaimo voters before advance voting starts on Tuesday, January 22.


Candidate nominations for the Nanaimo by-election closed at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The final list of candidates is shown below.

Read more about the electoral finance rules for candidates at

List of candidates

Ballot name Affiliation Financial agent Financial agent address Financial agent phone Official agent Official agent address
Justin Greenwood Conservative Ryan Warawa 103-1030 Robson St, Vancouver, BC, V6E 1A7 (604) 831-7309
Tony Harris BC Liberal Party Kevin Tang PO Box 28131, RPO West Pender, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T7 (604) 606-6000 Lindsay Cote PO Box 28131, RPO West Pender, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3T7
Sheila Malcolmson BC NDP Ellen Oxman 5183 Koksilah Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6B6 (250) 739-3649
Michele Ney BC Green Party Karin Lengger 203-1180 View St, Victoria, BC, V8V 3M1 (250) 208-1591
Robin Mark Richardson The Vancouver Island Party Robin Mark Richardson 143-7 Chief Robert Sam Lane, Victoria, BC, V9A 7N3 (250) 388-4274
Bill Walker Libertarian Bill Walker 51A Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5G3 (250) 619-7744

District Electoral Office

Nanaimo District Electoral Office

201-65 Front Street, Nanaimo BC, V9R 5H9
Phone: 778-690-2094

Hours of operation:

  • Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on advance voting days (January 22-27) and General Voting Day (January 30).

Key Dates

Writ Day
The day the election is called.
Jan 2
General voter registration closes
Registration by phone at 1-800-661-8683 closes at 4:30 pm. Registration online closes at midnight. Voters can still register when they vote.
Jan 2
Close of candidate nominations, 1 p.m. Jan 9
Advance voting days* Jan 22-27
General Voting Day Jan 30
Initial count begins after 8 p.m.
Ballots cast at advance and general voting are counted, and preliminary results are announced.
Jan 30
Final count begins on or before**
Absentee ballots are counted and final results are announced.
Feb 12
Election Financing Report filing deadline Apr 30

*Note that not all advance voting places will be open on all of these days.

**The Chief Electoral Officer may authorize final count to begin early.



News Releases

Writ of Election


  • Electoral district map (PDF, iMap)
  • Voting area maps (PDF)

Expenses Limits

Expenses limits have been established for candidates, political parties, and third party advertising sponsors for the Nanaimo By-election taking place on January 30, 2019.

  • The expenses limit for candidates is $59,216.78.
  • The expenses limit for political parties is $59,216.78.
  • The expenses limit for third party advertising sponsors is $3,062.94.

All political participants in the by-election must file a financing report with Elections BC by the financing report filing deadline of Tuesday, April 30, 2019.