MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2022
On October 15, 2022 British Columbians will elect Mayors, Councillors, Regional District Directors and School Board Trustees.
Ashcroft elects one Mayor and four Councillors to serve a four year term.
Candidates are encouraged to attend a candidate information session to be held Monday, August 15, 2022 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Village Office at 601 Bancroft Street.
NEW – MAIL BALLOT VOTING
Register for a Mail-Ballot Package between August 10 and October 7, 2022.
This Election, Mail Ballot Voting is available for resident electors and non-resident property electors.
Here’s What You Need to Know!
- Legislation was updated in 2022 that allows all electors to vote by mail if authorized by bylaw. Council has adopted the Local Government Election and Other Voting Amendment Bylaw No. 853, 2022 which provides eligible electors to vote-by-mail for the 2022 General Local Election.
- Registration for a Mail Ballot Voting Package will be between August 10 and October 7, 2022.
- The Village uses Same-Day Voter Registration – the Mail Ballot Package will include your application to register. Proof of identity and residency will still be required, and electors that vote by mail can still be challenged pursuant to the Local Government Act. Please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250.453.9161 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
- Mail Ballot Packages may be mailed to you or picked up at Municipal Office (601 Bancroft St.) during regular office hours by the applicant or an Authorized Person.
- Mail Ballots will be accepted at Municipal Office (601 Bancroft St.) on October 14, 2022 until 4:00 pm; and at the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. at the Ashcroft Community Hall (407 Bancroft St.) on General Voting Day – October 15, 2022.
- Mail-in Ballots will include Candidates for Village of Ashcroft Mayor and Council.
- LEARN MORE ABOUT MAIL ABOUT VOTING
The nomination period for candidates is Tuesday, August 30, 2022 to Friday, September 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Nomination documents will be available in person at the Village Office, 601 Bancroft Street, Ashcroft or on our Village website www.ashcroftbc.ca.
To be eligible to run for Mayor or Council you must:
- Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 15, 2022)
- Be a Canadian Citizen
- Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months proper to filing of nomination documents
- Not to be disqualified from being nominated for, or being elected to or holding office
Important Dates: 2022 Election Key Dates
Information for Candidates: Important information on campaign financing and advertising rules can be found here
Nomination Packages for Mayor, Councillor or Trustee will be available on this page for download or for pickup at the Village Office beginning August 10, 2022
- 2022 Candidates Guide – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/local-governments/governance-powers/candidates_guide_to_local_elections.pdf
- What Every Candidate Needs to Know – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/local-governments/governance-powers/what_every_candidate_needs_know.pdf
- Elections BC FAQ for Candidates – https://elections.bc.ca/local-elections/elections-and-assent-voting/local-elections-faqs/
- You’ve decided to run for local office videos – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/governance-powers/general-local-elections/thinking-of-running?bcgovtm=2free
- General Information on Local Governments in British Columbia – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/facts-framework#:~:text=With%20two%20types%20of%20local,both%20urban%20and%20rural%20populations
Links to Legislation:
- Guide to Local Elections BC Campaign Financing for Candidates and their Financial Agents – https://elections.bc.ca/local-elections/local-candidates/candidate-information
- Community Charter – Council Roles and Responsibilities – https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/03026_05#division_d2e10514
- Local Government Act Part 3 Electors and Elections – https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/r15001_03#part3
- Local Elections Campaign Financing Act – https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/lc/statreg/14018
- Financial Disclosure Act – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/financial-disclosure
Elections BC: Questions on campaign financing and advertising rules should be directed to Elections BC at 1-800-8683 or email@example.com
Daniela Dyck: Chief Election Officer
Kristine Hardy: Deputy Chief Election Officer