Nanaimo By-election Candidates Confirmed

January 9, 2019

VICTORIA – The candidate nomination period for the Nanaimo by-election closed at 1 p.m. today.

There are six candidates representing six registered political parties:

  • Justin Greenwood
  • Tony Harris
    BC Liberal Party
  • Sheila Malcolmson
    BC NDP
  • Michele Ney
    BC Green Party
  • Robin Mark Richardson
    The Vancouver Island Party
  • Bill Walker

For more information about candidates, visit

Residents of the Nanaimo electoral district are eligible to vote in the by-election if they are:

  • 18 or older on January 30, 2019,
  • a Canadian citizen, and
  • a resident of British Columbia since July 29, 2018.

General Voting Day is Wednesday, January 30. Advance voting will be available from Tuesday, January 22 to Sunday, January 27. Eligible voters can also vote at the Nanaimo district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. on January 30, or by mail.

For more information, including a complete list of advance and general voting places, visit

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Rebecca Penz
Director, Communications
Elections BC
Phone: 250-886-0806

Elections BC is an independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in B.C. in accordance with the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.