Nanaimo Votes 2022: General Local Election nomination packages available Aug 2


Those interested in running as a candidate in the 2022 General Local Election will be able to pick nomination packages for mayor, councillor and elector organizations starting August 2, 2022. Packages will be available for pick up from the Legislative Services Department located on the first floor of City Hall. Packages will also be available electronically upon request by emailing Those picking up packages will be required to provide their name and contact information however, their names and contact information will not be publicly released.

The nomination package contains all the information an interested person needs to know in order to become a candidate to run in the election, including rules regarding election signage, required number of nominators, nomination deposits and other applicable resource material. There is no fee to pick up a nomination package however, a nomination document filing fee will be charged when filing nomination documents.

To find more information on nominations including qualifications and deposit fees, visit or use the links located in the online version of this news release.

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Key Points

  • Nomination packages for mayor, councillor and elector organizations will be available beginning August 2, 2022. Office hours are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.
  • A candidate information session will be held in August for those interested in running.
  • The period to file nomination documents is from 9:00 a.m. on August 30, 2022 until 4 p.m. September 9, 2022 and appointments are required.
  • Voting day for the 2022 General Local Election is October 15, 2022.


"Nomination packages contain all the vital information each potential candidate needs to know. From learning about how to become a candidate to what to expect (and what is expected of you) to those important nomination papers, this is the first step in the process of becoming a candidate in the 2022 General Local Election."

Chief Election Officer
City of Nanaimo


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