Nominations for Nanaimo by-election are being accepted

One Councillor will be elected July 8, 2017


Nomination packages are now available for pick up from the Legislative Services Department. Those interested and qualified to run in the upcoming July 8 by-election must submit their completed nominations and deliver them to the City's Legislative Services Department by hand, mail or other delivery service by June 2, 2017 at 4:00 pm.

Each candidate must be nominated by at least two "qualified" nominators. To be a qualified nominator, they must be electors of the City of Nanaimo.

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Key Points

  • The Legislative Services Department will accept by-election nominations between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays and weekends) until June 2, 2017 by appointment only.
  • A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and hold office if they are a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older on general voting day (July 8, 2017), a resident of BC for at least 6 months before the day nomination papers are filed, and not disqualified by any enactment from being nominated for, elected to or holding the office of the municipality, or otherwise disqualified by law.


"May 23, 2017, starts off the period of nominations for the vacant City of Nanaimo Councillor position. We look forward to accepting nominations by appointment in order to ensure the process runs smoothly."

Acting City Clerk
City of Nanaimo


2017 By Election - Nominations
2017 By Election - Nominations


Sheila Gurrie
Acting City Clerk
City of Nanaimo

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