Candidate Information

Candidate Nomination Papers Now Available

Nomination Papers for Director for the 2018 General Local Election and Trustee for the 2018 Thetis Island Local Area Trustee Election are now available for pick-up at the CVRD office located at 175 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC, during regular business hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or can be downloaded from the PDF list below.

Director - Electoral Area A-Mill Bay/Malahat - PDF
Director - Electoral Area B-Shawnigan Lake - PDF
Director - Electoral Area C-Cobble Hill - PDF
Director - Electoral Area D-Cowichan Bay - PDF
Director - Electoral Area E-Cowichan Station/Sahtlam/Genora  - PDF
Director - Electoral Area F-Cowichan Lake South/Skutz Falls - PDF
Director - Electoral Area G-Saltair Gulf Islands - PDF
Director - Electoral Area H Director - PDF
Director - Electoral Area I-Youbou/Meade Creek - PDF
Trustee - Thetis Island Local Trust Area - PDF

Running for Local Office

Residents of B.C. who are interested in running for office in a general local election must meet certain requirements to be nominated for and hold office if elected. In addition, how elected officials conduct themselves as individuals, and collectively as part of a decision-making body, is key to carrying out their responsibilities and providing good governance to their communities.

Provincial legislation sets out residency and nomination requirements, the nomination process, public access to nomination documents, how candidates may run their election campaigns and conduct election advertising as well as campaign financing recording and disclosure rules and certain campaign financing restrictions. Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website for further information on the election process.

° Candidates Guide to Local Government Elections in BC

° Local Government Election FAQ's - Elections BC

Campaign Financing

Elections BC administers campaign financing for local government elections. Forms and Guides are available here.

Campaign Expense Limits for both Electoral Area Directors and Islands Trust Local Area Trustees can be viewed here.

°Candidates Guide for Election Campaign Financing in BC

°Elector Organization Guide for Local Government Campaign Financing

°Campaign Account Letter

Key Dates for the 2018 General Local Elections

Nomination Period
The period for Candidates to file
nomination papers with the CVRD
Chief Election Officer or Deputy

Begins 9 AM Tuesday, September 4
Expires 4 PM Friday, September 14
Campaign Period
The period that begins on
the 28th day before General
Voting Day and ends at the
close of voting.

Begins Saturday, September 21
Expires 8 PM Saturday, October 20
General Voting Day 8 AM - 8 PM Saturday, October 20
Campaign Financing Disclosure Deadline Friday, January 18, 2019
Campaign Financing Disclosure
Statement late filing deadline
with $500 late filing fee.
Tuesday, February 29, 2019