Candidate Information

The general election is set for Saturday, November 15, 2014 to elect one Director for each electoral area (A - K).

You may run for local government office if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are at least 18 years old on election day;
  • have lived in BC for at least the last 6 months; and,
  • have not been disqualified from voting in a BC local election.

You do not have to live in the jurisdiction in which you are running for office.

The official list of candidates will be announced October 20, 2014.

Candidate Nomination Package

Nomination packages including information and nomination forms are available by downloading below or at the Regional District head office located at 202 Lakeside Drive, Nelson B beginning August 22, 2014 during regular office hours: 8:30 - 4:30, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Candidate's Information Package [PDF - 205 KB]
Candidate's Information Package - Appendix A [PDF - 2.6 MB]
Candidate's Information Package - Appendix B [PDF - 544 KB]
Candidate's Information Package - Appendix C [PDF - 4.9 MB]
Candidate's Information Package - Appendix D [PDF - 1.9 MB]
Candidate's Information Package - Appendix E & F [PDF - 1.5 MB]

Candidate Nomination Package [PDF - 316 KB]

Key Election Dates


Action or Deadline

September 30th

9:00 am - Nomination Period Begins

September 30th

Election Proceedings Period Begins

October 10th

4:00 pm - Nomination period ends

October 10th

Declaration of Candidates

October 14th

4:00 pm - Nomination Challenge Deadline

October 17th

4:00 pm - Nomination Documents Originals to   local Chief Election Officer Deadline

October 17th

Deadline for withdrawal of candidates and   withdrawal of elector organization endorsement

October 20th

4:00 pm - Declaration of election by voting

November 5th

8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Advance Voting Day

November 15th

8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Local Government   Election Day (locations to be announced)

November 15th

Campaign Period Ends

November 15th

Election Proceedings Period Ends

November 19th

Declaration of Official Election Results

November 24th

Judicial Recount Application Deadline

November 28th

Judicial Recount Completion Deadline

January 5, 2015

Oath or Affirmation of Office Deadline

February 13, 2015

Disclosures Statements Filing Deadline

March 16, 2015

Disclosure Statements Late Filing Deadline

Please consult the following documents:

"What Every Candidate Needs to Know" [PDF - 1.3 MB]
Candidate's Guide to Local Government Elections in BC [PDF - 842 KB]
Candidate Nomination Forms [PDF - 297 KB]
Guide to Supporting a Candidate for Local Government Elections in BC [PDF - 827 KB]
Elector Organization Guide to Local Elections in BC [PDF - 810 KB]
Elector Organization Endorsement Forms [PDF - 309 KB]
Guide to Local Election Campaign Financing in BC [PDF - 636 KB]
Third Party Sponsor Guide to Local Elections in BC [PDF - 639 KB]

The following information is also helpful:

Local Government Act (the primary provincial legislation governing regional districts)
Community Charter
Local Elections Campaign Financing Act [PDF - 315 KB]
Local Elections Statutes Amendment Act [PDF - 154 KB]
RDCK Procedure Bylaw No. 2383 [PDF - 211 KB]
RDCK Remuneration Bylaw No. 1851 [PDF - 24 KB] (consolidated for convenience)
RDCK 2014-2018 Five Year Financial Plan
Primer on Regional Districts in BC [PDF - 245 KB]
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website
Webinar: What Candidates Need to Know for 2014 General Local Elections
Elections BC website

For more information, please contact:

Randy Matheson, Chief Election Officer
(250) 352-8153

Anitra Winje, Deputy Chief Election Officer
(250) 352-8166







The content on this page was last updated August 27 2014 at 2:39 PM