Election 2022

Election

Local Government Election Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022

Town of Princeton residents have the opportunity to vote on:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 4 Councillors

General Information

New for 2022

There are new campaign financing and advertising rules for the 2022 General Local Elections that candidates, elector organizations, and third-party advertisers need to be aware of. 

Key changes include:

  • Elector organizations must register with Elections BC in order to endorse a candidate, receive a campaign contribution, or incur an election expense. Read more about new rules for elector organizations.
  • Sponsorship contribution limits apply to contributions made by eligible individuals to third party sponsors.
  • During the pre-campaign period beginning on July 18, 2022, third party advertising rules apply.
  • All election advertising during the pre-campaign period must include an authorization statement.

If you have any questions about the campaign financing and advertising rules in local elections, contact us at 1-800-661-8683 or electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.

Expense limits

Expense limits for candidates and third party advertising sponsors in the 2022 General Local Elections are now available. See the links below. 

Key Election Dates 

For a full list of Key Dates - Click Here

Election period
The period beginning January 1 of an election year until 29 days before General Voting Day. Campaigns must report all expenses incurred during the election period.

Saturday, January 1, 2022 – Friday, September 16, 2022

Nomination period
 
The period for candidates to submit their nominations to local election officials.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – Friday, September 9, 2022

Pre-campaign period
 
At the beginning of this period election advertising rules come into force and continue through General Voting Day.

Monday, July 18, 2022 – Friday, September 16, 2022

Campaign period
 
The period that begins on the 28th day before General Voting Day and ends at the close of voting on General Voting Day. Candidate and third party expense limits apply during this period.

Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Saturday, October 15, 2022

Advanced Voting Day

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

General Voting Day

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Campaign financing disclosure statement filing deadline

Friday, January 13, 2023

Campaign financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Monday, February 13, 2023


Nomination Packages will be available for pick up at Town Hall starting July 22nd, 2022, at 9:00 AM

Elections Staff

Carrie Kassa

Chief Election Officer / Manager of Corporate Services


Town of Princeton - Town Hall

151 Vermilion Avenue

PO Box 670

Princeton, BC V0X 1W0

Phone: (250) 295-3135

Jeanie Williams

Deputy Chief Election Officer / Manager of Accounting and Human Resource Services



 

Additional staff positions are available:

  • Election officials

Staffing application form

Please submit the above application form to Chief Election Officer, Carrie Kassa via email to: ckassa@princeton.ca or dropped off to Town Hall, 151 Vermilion Avenue, Princeton BC.


Candidate Information

Candidate Information Webpage

Candidate's Guide to Local Elections

Candidate Requirements

To be eligible to run for local government office in a general local election or a by-election, a person must have been a resident of B.C. at least six months before filing their nomination documents. They do not have to live or own property in the area where they are running for office.

In addition, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law

A person is ineligible to run for office in a general local election or by-election if they:

  • Have been convicted of and sentenced for an indictable offence and are in custody
  • Have been found guilty of an election offence, such as intimidation or vote-buying, and are prohibited from holding office
  • Are judges of the Provincial Court, Supreme Court or Court of Appeal
  • Are involuntarily confined to a psychiatric facility or other institution
  • Have been disqualified for specified reasons such as failing to file a candidate disclosure statement in a previous election, failing to make an oath of office, or failing to attend local government meetings in the manner and frequency required by the Community Charter
  • Have been otherwise disqualified from being nominated for, elected to or holding office under the Local Government Act, Community Charter, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act or any other enactment or law

For a complete guide to Candidate Eligibility – Click Here


Voter Information

Voter Registration

The Town of Princeton, by bylaw, uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC rather than maintaining its own voters list. Resident electors whose names appear on the provincial voters list are automatically registered and are not required to show identification in order receive a ballot and vote in a local election.

A person whose name does not appear on the provincial voters list is required to show two pieces of identification (or sign a solemn declaration) before being issued a ballot by the presiding election official.

The names of non-resident property electors are not recorded on the provincial voters list. Non-resident property electors are required to register at the time of voting (same-day registration) and show two pieces of identification, as well as the title of the property in relation to which they are voting.

To register or update your information on the provincial voters list – Click Here


Election Resources

Elections BC Website

British Columbia – General Local Elections webpage

Thinking about running for Local Office – brochure

2022 General Local Election Resources - Ministry of Municipal Affairs