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Local Elections Candidates

Expense limits for the 2018 General Local Elections are now available. Click to look up expense limits for candidates or third parties using our online tool.

A local elections candidate is someone seeking election as a mayor, councillor, electoral area director, board of education trustee, Islands Trust trustee, park board commissioner, park board member, advisory council member, regional trustee or local community commissioner.

All candidates must open a separate campaign account, use it for all financial transactions, and file a disclosure statement with Elections BC within 90 days after General Voting Day.

For a list of candidates disqualified from seeking office until after the 2018 General Local Elections, click here.

For information about becoming a candidate in a local election, contact the local Chief Election Officer.