Nomination period for the 2018 Municipal Election begins next week


The 2018 Municipal Election is drawing nearer with nomination period opening on Tuesday, September 4. Those wishing to run as candidates must file nomination papers with the Chief Election Officer or designate at the Legislative Services Office in City Hall. To file, candidates are asked to make an appointment by calling Legislative Services at 250-755-4405.

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Key Points

  • The nomination period runs from 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 4 through to 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14.
  • Candidates must make an appointment to file nomination papers with Legislative Services by calling 250-755-4405.
  • Nomination packages are still available for pick up at Legislative Services in City Hall until 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.


"This really is an important step potential candidate's must take. Filing nomination documents ensures their name gets on the ballot."

Chief Elections Officer
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • General Voting Day for the 2018 Municipal Election is on Saturday, October 20. There are two advanced voting opportunities on Wednesday, October 10 and 17.


Sheila Gurrie
Chief Elections Officer
City of Nanaimo

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