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Local By-elections

Local by-elections in Victoria, Rossland, and Lytton and non-election assent voting in Kamloops have been postponed indefinitely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. See the news release from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for more information.

Financial disclosure statements must still be filed within 90 days of the previously scheduled General Voting Day. See the drop down menus below for more details.

If you have any questions, contact Local Elections Campaign Finance at 1-855-952-0280 or lecf@elections.bc.ca.


Elections BC oversees campaign financing and advertising rules for local by-elections in B.C. This includes publishing the names and mailing addresses of financial agents for declared candidates and the full name and sponsorship information of all registered third party advertising sponsors. See the specific event below for details. Local governments and boards of education administer all other aspects of local by-elections. Please contact your local government or board of education for information about by-election voting and results. For details about the rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, please refer to the following information:


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Current local by-elections dates and information


CANCELLED 2020 Arrow Lakes School District (SD10) By-election – May 30, 2020

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact School District 10 Arrow Lakes.

Saturday, May 30, 2020 CANCELLED General Voting Day

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

RESCINDED CEO 2020 Dawson Creek By-election – May 23, 2020

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 Dawson Creek.

Saturday, May 23, 2020 RESCINDED CEO General Voting Day

Candidate expense limit $5,920.00

CANCELLED 2020 Lytton By-election – April 25, 2020

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 Lytton.

Saturday, April 25, 2020 CANCELLED General Voting Day

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

CANCELLED 2020 Victoria By-election – April 4, 2020

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please see the City of Victoria’s information for voters and information for candidates or contact the City of Victoria.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 CANCELLED General Voting Day
Friday, July 3, 2020 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $27,416.40

CANCELLED 2020 Rossland By-election – April 4, 2020

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 Rossland.

Saturday, April 4, 2020 CANCELLED General Voting Day
Friday, July 3, 2020 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

2020 Zeballos By-election – February 29, 2020

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 Zeballos.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 –
Friday, January 24, 2020
Nomination period
Saturday, February 1, 2020 –
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Campaign period
Saturday, February 29, 2020 General Voting Day
Friday, May 29, 2020 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, June 29, 2020 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

2020 Bulkley-Nechako Regional District By-election – February 29, 2020

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 –
Friday, January 24, 2020
Nomination period
Saturday, February 1, 2020 –
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Campaign period
Saturday, February 29, 2020 General Voting Day
Friday, May 29, 2020 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, June 29, 2020 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

2020 Tahsis By-election – February 22, 2020

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 Tahsis.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 –
Friday, January 17, 2020
Nomination period
Saturday, January 25, 2020 –
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Campaign period
Saturday, February 22, 2020 General Voting Day
Friday, May 22, 2020 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, June 22, 2020 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

2020 Squamish-Lillooet Regional District By-election – February 15, 2020

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 –
Friday, January 10, 2020
Nomination period
Saturday, January 18, 2020 –
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Campaign period
Saturday, February 15, 2020 General Voting Day
Friday, May 15, 2020 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, June 15, 2020 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

2020 Kootenay-Columbia School District (SD20) By-election – January 25, 2020

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. 20.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 –
Friday, December 20, 2019
Nomination period
Saturday, December 28, 2019 –
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Campaign period
Saturday, January 25, 2020 General Voting Day
Friday, April 24, 2020 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, May 25, 2020 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

2020 Sea to Sky School District (SD48) By-election – January 18, 2020

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. 48.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 –
Friday, December 13, 2019
Nomination period
Saturday, December 21, 2019 –
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Campaign period
Saturday, January 18, 2020 General Voting Day
Friday, April 17, 2020 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Candidate expense limit $5,000.00

Past local by-elections

Click here for details on local by-elections since the 2014 General Local Elections with disclosure statement filing deadlines in the past.