2018 General Local Government Election

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The next Local Government Election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Polls open at 8:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM (Local Time).

In the Province of B.C., Local Government Elections are held every four years on the third Saturday of October.  Local governments include the Regional District, School District and Municipalities. 

The Local Government Election's in B.C. provide the opportunity for qualified voters to exercise their democratic freedom in selecting the candidates of their choice to make decisions on their behalf.  The Columbia Shuswap Regional District will be holding elections for qualified voters in the six (6) Electoral Areas for a four year term.


Candidate Information 

View Notice of Nomination for Electoral Area Director
View Notice of Nomination for School District 6 Trustee
Candidate Nomination Package for Columbia Shuswap Regional District 
Candidate Nomination Package for Rocky Mountain School District No. 6


Scrutineer Information Electoral Area A Assent vote

View Notice of Application for Scrutineer 
Application for Scrutineer


Looking for more?

The Government of B.C. has information and documents available regarding Local Government Elections.

2018 Local Government Elections
Thinking of Running for Local Government Office?
What Every Candidate Needs to Know
Guide to Supporting a Candidate for Local Elections
Elector Organization Guide to Local Elections in BC
View the BC Government Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Local Government Elections page

More information will be added to this page as it becomes available. 

Key Election Dates
Detail Date
Election Period

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 
Friday, September 21, 2018

Nomination Period

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 
Friday, September 14, 2018

Declaration of Candidates Friday, September 14, 2018
Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline Friday, September 21, 2018
Campaign Period

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Advanced Voting Wednesday, October 10, 2018
General Voting Day Saturday, October 20, 2018
Declaration of Official Election Results Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Oath or Affirmation of Office Deadline Monday, December 10, 2018
Disclosure Statements Filing Deadline Friday, January 18, 2019
Disclosure Statements Late Filing Deadline Monday, February 18, 2019


Contact the CSRD for answers to questions about all local election administration

Lynda Shykora
Chief Election Officer


Colleen Goodey
Deputy Chief Election Officer

T: 250 832-8194
TF: 1.888.248.2773

Contact Elections BC for answers to questions about local elections campaign financing and election advertising requirements.

Elections BC
T: 250.387.5305
TF: 1.855.952.0280
E: electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca
W: www.elections.bc.ca