General Local Election Candidate Information

Where to find information on Mayor and Councillor candidates for the election

Summary

Between September 4 and 14, 2018 the City of Nanaimo is accepting nomination packages for the positions of Mayor and Councillor. As nomination packages are filed with the Chief Election Officer, they will be posted on the City's website for public viewing and will remain on the website until thirty days after the declaration of the election results.

Before viewing the nomination documents, the viewer must confirm that they will only use the information in the packages in accordance with the the Local Government Act or the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

The formal declaration of candidates will take place after 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018. Candidate contact information can be found at: civicinfo.com.

Those interested in running for a seat on the Nanaimo Ladysmith School District 68 Board of Trustees are encouraged to attend an information session on the Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees on Monday, September 10 at 6:00 pm in the Boardroom at 395 Wakesiah Avenue. For more information about running for School Trustee, please contact Karen Matthews, Deputy Chief Election Officer, at 250-741-5231 or by email at kmatthews@sd68.bc.ca.

For more information regarding the election please visit www.nanaimo.ca/goto/elections.

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Key Points

  • Candidate nomination packages for Mayor and Councillor are available to view on the City's website as they are received.
  • The formal declaration of candidates will take place after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018.
  • For more information about running for School Trustee, please contact Karen Matthews, Deputy Chief Election Officer, at 250-741-5231 or by email at kmatthews@sd68.bc.ca.

Quotes

"Find out who is running for Mayor and Councillor by taking a look at the nomination documents on the City's website. As the City must remain neutral, we do not host an all candidates forum, but we encourage residents to learn about each candidate prior to casting their vote."

Chief Election Officer
City of Nanaimo

Quick Facts

  • Public access to nomination documents is authorized by the Local Government Act and "General Election Bylaw 2011 No. 7129".
  • General Voting Day in the 2018 Municipal Election is on Saturday, October 20 with two advanced voting options on Wednesday, October 10 and 17.
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Contact:

Sheila Gurrie
Chief Election Officer
City of Nanaimo
250 755-4405

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