Candidate Nomination Packages

Thinking of running for local office? 

Nomination period

  • Begins: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 8 am
  • Ends: Friday, September 9, 2022, at 4 pm

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
September 17 to October 15, 2022 Campaign period
September 13, 2022 Deadline for challenge of nominations and electoral organization endorsements
September 16, 2022

Deadline for withdrawal as a candidate

Deadline for electoral organization endorsement or candidate withdrawal of the endorsement

September 16, 2022 Deadline to deliver original nomination documents—if previously emailed or faxed—to the Election Office

Qualifications for positions

To be eligible to run as a candidate, at the time of nomination you must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years or older on Election Day
  • Canadian citizen
  • resident of BC for at least six months prior to the date of nomination (August 30, 2022)
  • not disqualified by any act or law from voting in British Columbia, or from being nominated for, elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law

Other important notes for candidates:

  • You don’t need to live in the area to be a candidate.
  • If you currently work for the City of Fernie or the School District, you must take a leave of absence before being nominated.
  • Federal employees must apply to the Public Service Commission for permission.
  • At least two qualified City of Fernie electors (whose names must be on Election BC's list of electors) must nominate you per the Local Government Act.