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Election 2018

The next General Local Election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018, when one Mayor and six Councillors will be elected for a four-year term. In addition, five School District Trustee positions will be elected to School District 47. 

Key 2018 Dates

Election Period January 1 to September 21
Nomination Packages Available Tuesday, August 7 at 9:00 am
Nomination Period Starts Tuesday, September 4 at 9:00 am
Nomination Period Ends
(this is the deadline for submission of Nominations)
Friday, September 14 at 4:00 pm
Declaration of Candidates Friday, September 14
End of Challenge to Nomination and Endorsement Period Tuesday, September 18
Last day to withdraw from being a candidate Friday, September 21
Campaign Period September 22 to October 20
1st Voting Opportunity Wednesday, October 10
2nd Voting Opportunity Wednesday, October 17
General Voting Day Saturday, October 20
Preliminary Results Saturday, October 20 (after close of voting)
Declaration of Official Results Monday, October 22
Inaugural Council Meeting Tuesday, November 6
Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement Deadline with Elections BC Friday, January 18, 2019


For more General Local Election Information ‘click’ on the following external links:

Candidate Information
Nomination packages for Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee will be available from 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 7 until 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 during regular office hours.

Packages can be picked up from City Hall, 6910 Duncan Street, Powell River. 

Candidates must file nomination papers with the Chief Election Officer (CEO) or designate at City Hall during the Nomination Period from 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 4 until 4:00 p.m. Friday September 14, 2018. 

Please call City Hall to make an appointment to file nomination packages.

From the time of receipt, nomination documents are available for public inspection at City Hall.

A Candidates List will be posted to the City's website as soon as nominations are received. 

The final day to challenges a nomination is Tuesday, September 14; and the final day for a candidate to withdraw from the election is Friday, September 21.

Election Signage Placement: Please click on this heading for Election Signage Placement Information

Financing and Advertising
Elections BC is responsible for managing campaign financing disclosure requirements, investigations, and enforcing the campaign financing and third-party advertising provisions set out in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

For more information, go to the Elections BC Website, or contact them at 1-855-952-0280 or

Thinking of Running for Office?
The Local Government Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has excellent resources including videos and reading materials:

  1. Thinking of Running for Office?
  2. At the Polls
  3. 2018 Elections Countdown

Voter Information
Who can vote?
Voting rights are granted to citizens based on residency or property ownership. 

A person cannot vote on behalf of a corporation, or as a non-resident property elector, when the property is owned wholly or in part by a corporation.

To be eligible to vote, you must be either a Resident Elector, or Non-Resident Property Elector.

Resident Electors:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day,
  • Canadian citizen,
  • Have lived in B. C. for at least six months before they register to vote,
  • Have lived in the City for at least 30 days before they register to vote, and
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, from voting.

Non-Resident Property Electors:
When a person lives in one jurisdiction and owns property in one or more other jurisdictions, they may vote once in each of the other jurisdictions where they own property - as long as they meet the voter eligibility requirements noted above.

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Canadian citizen
  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day you vote
  • Have owned property in the City of Powell River for at least 30 days
  • Not be disqualified by law from voting
  • If a person owns a property with one or more other individuals, only one person is eligible to vote as the non-resident property elector for that property. The owner entitled to vote must be designated, in writing, by the majority of the property owners.

Previous Election Information: Please click on this heading to see Previous Election Information, provided through CivicInfo BC

Want to be a part of the Election Team and work the Election?
Applications to work this years 2018 General Local Election are being received. Please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter letting us know your interest and background to the Chief Election Officer at

Submissions will remain confidential, and we will be in touch with those selected for interviews.

In addition to working Saturday, October 20 from 7:30 am to 8:15 pm, you will be expected to attend a mandatory training session the first week of October.
Pay rates are to be determined. The training session is paid time working.


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