2022 General Local Election

  1. Information for Voters

    The next general local election will be held on October 15, 2022. Advance voting opportunities will be held on October 5, 2022 and October 12, 2022.  

    Watch this page for important updates and information for voters, including eligibility requirements, voting places and times, identification requirements, and much more.

    In the meantime, we invite you to: 

    • explore the “General Local Elections” page on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs website, and particularly the Guidance and Resources for voters;
    • check if you are registered to vote by visiting the Elections BC Online Voter Registration website. The District of Highlands will be using the Provincial Voters List for the 2022 general local election. You can register to vote or update your registration early using the link above. Eligible electors will also be able to register at the time of voting in the District of Highlands local election.

    Questions?  Contact the Chief Election Officer at 250-474-1773 or mmiles@highlands.ca   

    Information for Candidates

    The next general local election will be held on October 15, 2022. The elected candidates will serve a four-year term ending in October 2026. 

    To qualify as a candidate, you must: 

    • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
    • be a Canadian citizen; 
    • be a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day nomination papers are filed; 
    • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. 

    To run as a candidate for the office of Mayor or Councillor, an individual must be nominated by at least two (2) people who are qualified electors of the District of Highlands.  These individuals may be resident electors or non-resident property electors. Watch this page for updates and information for candidates. The nomination period is Tuesday, August 30, 2022 to Friday, September 9, 2022.

    In the meantime, we invite you to: 

    • explore the Elections BC website to find out “Who Does What in Local Elections” and review detailed information on new campaign financing and advertising rules. Please note - Elections BC administers campaign financing, disclosure, and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act 
    • visit the “Thinking of Running for Local Office?” page on the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs website to explore helpful videos, guidance and resource documents on local government, local decision making and roles & responsibilities of local elected officials 

    Questions?  Contact the Chief Election Officer at 250-474-1773 or mmiles@highlands.ca