2022 General Local Election

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, Fernie residents will vote to elect 1 mayor, 6 councillors and 1 school trustee (for School District 5). The mayor, elected councillors and school board trustee will serve a four-year term from November 2022 to November 2026. 

Voting Dates

Voting will take place at the Fernie Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre (562 - 3rd Avenue) from 8 am to 8 pm. 

Advance Voting:

  • Wednesday, October 5
  • Wednesday, October 12

General Voting Day:

  • Saturday, October 15

Are you interested in running in the 2022 local general election?

Candidate nomination packages will be available online and at the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall in early August 2022. 

In compliance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, candidates are required to submit their financial disclosure documents to Elections BC for verification and publication. Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements can be viewed online at Elections BC, when available.

For questions about campaign financing or advertising, contact Elections BC at 1-855-952-0280 (toll-free). 

Running for Local Office

Have questions? 

Chief Election Officer: 

elections@fernie.ca 

Other Important Dates 

January 1 to September 16, 2022

Election period 

Campaigns must report all expenses incurred during the election period

July 18 to September 16, 2022

Pre-campaign period

Election advertising rules come into force

August 30 to September 9, 2022

Nomination period starts at 8 am on August 30 and ends at 4 pm on September 9

September 1 to 30, 2022

Mail ballot application period

September 23, 2022

Mail ballot packages become available for pickup or to be mailed to participants

September 17 to October 15, 2022

Campaign period

Candidate and third party expense limits apply

October 19, 2022

Final election results

January 13, 2023

Deadline for filing campaign financing disclosure statement