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2018 Local Government Elections-UPDATED

2018 Local Government Elections-UPDATED

Posted on July 26th, 2018 by Town Of Princeton in What's New

The 2018 Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 with the Advance Voting taking place on October 10th, 2018.

The following are important dates for the 2018 Election - Town of Princeton

2018 KEY DATES

Election Period Begins

January 1st, 2018

Last Day to Adopt Election Bylaw

July 9th, 2018

Nomination Period Begins        

September 4th, 2018

Nomination Period Ends 

September 14th, 2018          

Declaration of Candidates      

September 14th, 2018

Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline

September 21st, 2018

Election Period Ends        

September 21st, 2018

Campaign Period Begins

September 22nd, 2018

Required Advance Voting Day   (Library Meeting Room) 

October 10th, 2018

General Voting Day   (Princeton Legion)

October 20th, 2018

End of Campaign Period

October 20th, 2018

Last Day to Declare Official Election Results

October 24th, 2018

Disclosure Documents Filling Deadline    

January 18th, 2019

Disclosure Documents LATE Filing Deadline

February 18th, 2019

 

Running For Council

The Town of Princeton will elect one (1) Mayor and four (4) Councillors.

Nomination packages will be available for pick up at Town Hall starting July 27th, 2018 at 9:00 am.  

To run for office candidates must be nominated by ten (10) qualified electors.  The nomination period will take place from September 4th to September 14th, 2018.

Candidates will be declared September 14th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Candidates will be required to attend a mandatory orientation (date will be after the nomination period ends and before the withdrawal deadline).

Am I eligible to run for office?

To be eligible to run for office you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for six (6) months immediately prior to filing nomination documents; and,
  • 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.

Nomination Documents

A nomination must be in writing and include the required nominator and nominee information.  The nominee must sign a declaration that be comes part of the package.

The nomination deposit ($100) must be given to the Chief Election Officer at the time of nomination filing.

Nomination documents must be available for public inspection.

Making a Nomination

Nominators must be electors of the municipality, electoral area or trustee electoral area for which the person is nominated.  A qualified nominator can sign as many nomination documents as there are persons to be elected to the applicable office.

Working the Municipal Election

The Town of Princeton is looking for election workers for the Local General Election and the Advance Voting opportunities prior to Election Day.  Election workers will be expected to work from approximately 7:30 am to 8:30 pm (or later) on October 10th and October 20th, 2018 and will be required to attend a training session prior to voting days.

Completed application forms can be dropped off at the reception, Town Hall, 151 Vermilion Avenue, Princeton, B.C. to the attention of the Chief Election Officer by Friday, August 31st, 2018.  You can print this application form or pick one up at Town Hall.

Municipal Elections 2018 – Contact Information

For answers to questions about Local Elections Campaign Financing (LECFA) election advertising, third party advertising sponsors and campaign financing rules, please contact Elections BC toll-free at : 1-855-952-0280; or by email at lecf@elections.bc.ca or visit their website : elections.bc.ca/lecf

 

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Cheryl A. Martens, Chief Administrative Officer

Chief Election Officer

Email : cao@princeton.ca 

 

Carrie Kassa, Executive Assistant

Deputy Chief Election Officer

Email: ckassa@princeton.ca