Can I run for office?

If you meet the following requirements, you may be nominated to run for Electoral Area Director:

  • will be at least 18 years old on voting day
  • are a Canadian citizen
  • have lived in British Columbia for at least 6 months
  • have not been disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Who is NOT eligible

You are not eligible to run as Electoral Area Director if you:

  • are a judge of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court or Provincial Court
  • are an employee, salaried officer or paid volunteer of the regional district unless you have taken a leave of absence and agree to resign if elected
  • have been disqualified for failing to file a candidate disclosure statement, make an oath of office or attend requisite number of meetings
  • have been convicted of an indictable offence and are in custody
  • are involuntarily committed to a psychiatric or other institution.

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1. Can I run for office?
2. Do I need to complete a nomination package? Is there a fee?
3. When can I be nominated as a candidate in the election?
4. Can I run for office if I work for the local government holding the election?
5. Can I run for office in a regional district electoral area if I work for a municipality that is a member of the regional district?
6. Can I run for office in a municipality if the municipality is a member of the regional district I work for?
7. I work on contract for a local government. Can I run for office in that local government?
8. Can I run for both councillor or electoral area director and school board trustee?
9. When can I start campaigning?
10. Who can help me run my election campaign?
11. Where can I get some information on campaign financing disclosure requirements?
12. How many people need to nominate me to run for office?
13. Can the public view my nomination documents?
14. If I don't win the election, do I still have to file disclosure documents?
15. Can the public view my campaign financing disclosure statement?
16. Can I, or my elector organization have campaign signs at the voting place on voting day?
17. Can I, or my elector organization advertise on the day of the election?
18. What if I decide I don't want to run for office after I've put in my nomination papers?
19. What is an elector organization?
20. What happens if I don’t comply with all of the election rules?
21. Where can I get answers to questions about election advertising, third party sponsors and campaign financing?