Nomination and Endorsement Packages
The District of Houston has prepared nomination and endorsement packages for prospective candidates which includes information regarding specific background information on becoming a candidate, the local election and resources. The nomination and endorsement packages are ready for pick-up at the District Office from July 27, 2018 to September 14, 2018. An electronic version of the complete District of Houston 2018 Nomination Package is available here:
District of Houston 2018 Nomination Package.
Alternatively, an electronic version of the Form 3-1 Candidate Nomination Package to submit to the Local Chief Elections Officer (also included in the complete package) is available here:
Form 3-1 Candidate Nomination Package
*Nomination Period/Package Filing Deadline
Completed nomination packages with the accompanying endorsement package (if applicable) must be delivered by hand to the local Chief Election Officer at the District of Houston Municipal Office: 3367-12 Street Houston, BC between Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 9:00 A.M. and Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00 P.M. The deadline for filing your nomination package is Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00pm.
IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE OR WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ON THE NOMINATION PROCESS, THE ELECTION PROCESS, OR THE DISTRICT OF HOUSTON OPERATION IN GENERAL, PLEASE CALL THE FOLLOWING PERSONS AT THE DISTRICT OF HOUSTON OFFICE AT 250-845-2238.
Eligible to Run for Local Government Office
In order to be eligible to run for local government office, a person must have been a resident of BC at least six months before filing their nomination documents. In addition, a person must:
If the person nominated is someone who has been granted freedom of the municipality (does not apply to regional districts), that person must be a Canadian Citizen.
In accordance with the Public Service Employment Act of Canada, federal employees who want to run for local government office must apply to the Public Service Commission for permission.
Disqualified from Running for Local Government Office
A person is disqualified from running for local government office if he or she falls within any of the following categories:
Restrictions to Run for Local Government Office
A person cannot:
Local Elections Legislation
BC Laws - Local Government Act
BC Laws - Local Elections Campaign Financing Act
BC Laws - Community Charter
BC Laws - School Act (School District Trustee Election)
BC Laws - Offence Act
Elections BC -A Candidates Guide to Local Government Elections
Elections BC - Guide for Candidate Representatives
Elections BC - Advertising Guidelines for Incumbent Candidates in the 2018 General Local Elections
Government of British Columbia - Thinking About Running for Local Office?
Government of British Columbia - General Elections 101
Government of British Columbia - What Every Candidate Needs to Know
Government of British Columbia - Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct
Visit elections.bc.ca for a full list of Elections BC Local Elections Forms
District of Houston Chief Elections Officer Contact Information:
Jessica Bagnall, Corporate Officer/Chief Elections Officer
PO Box 370 | Houston, BC | V0J 1Z0
3400 14th Street