Candidate Information

Nomination packages for those interested in running for Mayor or Councillor are now available.

Nomination Packages can be picked up from the Legislative Services Department at 455 Wallace Street or you can request an electronic nomination package by emailing

The following is a summary of information and considerations that all potential candidates for Mayor and Councillor should be aware of before seeking election.

    FAQ's for Candidates

    • Who is Eligible to Run for Office?

    • How do I file Nomination Papers

    • How many Nominators do I need?

    • What does it cost to file Nomination Documents?

    Elections BC Candidate Information page and key dates:

    Those interested in running for School Board Trustee should contact Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools at

    Questions?  Contact

    Informational Videos

    If you are interested in becoming a candidate, please review these four videos provided by the Province of BC:

    Overview of BC General Local Elections 2022

    Participants in B.C. General Local Elections 2022

    Candidate Nominations in B.C. General Local Elections 2022

    Voting and Taking office in B.C. General Local Elections 2022


    Election Inquiries:

    Legislative Services Office
    City Hall, 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo BC
    Office Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday-Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

    Phone: 250-755-4405

    Chief Election Officer:
    Sheila Gurrie

    Deputy Chief Election Officer:
    Sky Snelgrove

    Last updated: August 4, 2022

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