The general election is set for Saturday, October 20, 2018 to elect one Director for each electoral area.
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 September 20, 2018.
Candidate Nomination Package
Nomination packages including information and nomination forms are available by downloading or at the Regional District Office located at 101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC beginning July 27, 2018 during regular office hours.
- Important Dates
- "What Every Candidate Needs to Know"
- Candidate Nomination Forms
- Elector Organization Endorsement Forms
- Candidate's Guide to Local Government Elections in BC
- What to Expect in Your First Four Months
- Guide to Local Election Campaign Financing in BC
You should familiarize yourself with the following:
- Local Government Act (the primary provincial legislation governing regional districts)
- Community Charter
- Local Elections Campaign Financing Act
- RDOS Procedure Bylaw No. 2620, 2013
- RDOS Board Remuneration, Expenses and Benefits Bylaw No. 2621, 2013
- RDOS 2018-2022 Five Year Financial Plan ("budget")
- RDOS Corporate Business Plan
- RDOS Code of Ethics Policy
- General Election website (Government of BC website): www.gov.bc.ca/localelections
- Elections BC website: www.elections.bc.ca/
- What is a Regional District? Click Here to learn more
For more information, please contact:
Christy Malden, Chief Election Officer and Manager of Legislative Services
250-490-4146 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian Cramm, Deputy Chief Election Officer
250-490-4145 or email: email@example.com