Navigate the 2022 Civic Election
August 19, 2022
Ready for the 2022 General Local Election?
The General Local Election happens this October. Not only are there key dates coming up for people interested in putting their names forward for municipal councils, regional district electoral areas, boards of education (and more) and for voters, but there is a lot of information to help potential candidates and the public navigate the election season.
We’re here to help and will be sharing resources and information throughout the election, so be sure to bookmark this page.
What are the key dates?
Nomination period: the period for candidates to submit their nominations to local election officials is Tuesday, August 30 to Friday, September 9, 2022.
Campaign period: from Saturday, September 17 to Saturday October 15.
General Voting Day: Saturday, October 15, 2022
(Find more information on the Election BC website)
Interested in putting your name forward?
The BC government has pulled together resources around the importance of running for elected positions and to help guide people on how to become a candidate in the General Local Election. For more information, visit the B.C. government website.
- Watch and learn how to become a candidate for the 2022 General Local Election here.
- Check out the BC government’s What Every Candidate Needs to Know brochure.
- Contact your local government for a nomination package before the deadline on September 9 at 4 pm. Read the guide here.
- Find FAQs and key information for candidates on the Election BC website.
Information for voters
- Get prepared for General Voting Day, October 15, 2022, with the Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in B.C (available in multiple languages) and with information from the BC government’s local elections webpage.
- Living on reserve and unsure if you can vote in the general local elections. Check out the Voter’s Guide for Electors Living On-Reserve for frequently asked questions.
This is a helpful infographic from the International Federation of Library Associations that you can access here. It is available in several different languages and is worth reading and perhaps even posting beside your computer.
Have the discussion with your children and parents, encourage information literacy and be a part of stopping misinformation from spreading. The more we take the opportunity to share this information with friends and family, the wiser our world becomes.
Stay tuned for more information!