Elections 2022

The General Local Elections will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Polls will be open from 8 AM to 8Hands putting ballots into a box. PM.

Voters will be able to vote by mail using a Mail Ballot Request Form, at Advance Polls on October 5, 2022, or on General Voting Day. See more details below.

Qualified electors in four Electoral Areas (EAs) within the Columbia Shuswap Regional District will elect one person to the position of Director for a four-year mandate, ending in October of 2026. The CSRD is also conducting a referendum vote on the proposed Indoor Aquatic Centre for eligible voters in Electoral Area A and the Town of Golden.

Who is running for election?

There will be elections in Electoral Areas C, D, E, and F. View the Candidates for Election page to find out who is running in your area. 

Electoral Areas A, B and G had only one candidate nominated, so these candidates have now been declared elected by acclamation:

  • Karen Cathcart - Electoral Area A (Rural Golden)
  • David Brooks-Hill - Electoral Area B (Rural Revelstoke)
  • Natalya Melnychuk - Electoral Area G (Blind Bay, Sorrento, Notch Hill)

Referendum/Assent Voting

There is a single assent vote (referendum) being run regarding the proposed development of an indoor Aquatics Centre in Golden. Only residents of Electoral Area A and Golden can vote in this referendum because those are the only areas that would be paying for the new facility.

New Electoral Area

This election will mark the addition of a new Electoral Area that is the result of splitting Electoral Area C into two separate areas. The new Electoral Area G will be comprised of the communities of Sorrento, Blind Bay and Notch Hill. 

Not sure which Electoral Area your property is located in? Don't know if you are part of a municipality instead? Enter your address in the tool below to find out.

Election Information

Here's a list of important dates.

Find out important information for candidate on campaign financing and advertising rules.

For candidates, nomination packages will be available for download on the Candidate Information page once they are available. Packages will also be available for pickup at the CSRD Office.

Mail Ballots

Mail ballot voting is available for resident electors and non-resident property electors in the CSRD. Voters need to sign up to receive a mail ballot using this online form

Mail Ballot Request Forms must be received by the CSRD before 12 PM (noon) on Monday, October 3, 2022. These forms will be checked to ensure the citizen is eligible to vote. If so, a mail ballot package will be mailed out or available for pick up from the CSRD Office.

Forms filled out after October 3 will be accepted, but may not be able to be sent and mailed back to the CSRD before the deadline. Voters assume this risk if requesting after the deadline.

To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer at the CSRD Office no later than 8 PM (local time) on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Please note: once you request a mail ballot, you will not be issued another ballot.

Interested in working for the election?

The CSRD is seeking citizens across the Regional District to work at advance polls and on General Election Day. Please use the online form to apply.