Information for Candidates
Are you interested in running for office?
Elected officials are entrusted with making decisions that directly affect the daily lives of residents, families, local business owners and many others in the community.
- Learn more about what is involved.
- Check to see if you are eligible in Who may run for office? (see Documents, above).
- Ensure you are familiar with legislation, including:
- Local Government Act (LGA), which governs local government elections
- Central Saanich Election Bylaw (see Documents, above)
- Campaign financing disclosure requirements (Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA)
- Review the candidate, elector organization and third party campaign financing guides on Elections BC website.
Submitting a nomination package
Complete a nomination package (see Related Documents, above)
Nomination documents may be delivered by hand, mail, courier, facsimile, email or other service delivery by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018. Candidates must make a solemn declaration on the documents. The declaration can be taken by a lawyer, notary or Commissioner for Taking Affidavits for British Columbia, but is most commonly taken by the Chief Election Officer at the time the nomination papers are filed.
Originals of nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018. If the original nomination documents are not received by the Chief Election Officer by the deadline, the person being nominated is deemed to have withdrawn from being a candidate for election. Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure all your nomination documents are submitted on time, complete and accurate.
The campaign period runs Saturday, September 22 to Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a notification in the event the candidate package is updated.
Specific to School Board Trustees
Information and resource material for School Board Trustee candidates is available at the Government of BC website under Ministry of Education)
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released a new series of videos to help prospective candidates navigate the election process: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/governance-powers/general-local-elections/deciding-to-run