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Municipal Elections


Municipal Elections for the District of Houston are held every four years, and are governed by the rules set out in the Local Government Act and the District's election procedures bylaw. During these elections, candidates may be nominated to run for election to be either the Mayor, one of six Councilors, or the community's representative on the School Board for School District 54.

Following a 36 day campaign period, residents and property owners then elect one Mayor and six Councilors from the two pools of candidates. In the event that there is only a number of nominees equal to or less than the number of offices available (i.e. only one nominee for Mayor) at the closing of the nomination period, those individuals would be acclaimed to office. Voting for the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) Area G Director will also be held on Advance and General voting day. For more information on the RDBN elections, visit: RDBN Referenda & Local Elections.

2018 General Election

The Advanced Voting Opportunity will be held on October 10, 2018.

The General Local Government Election will be held on October 20, 2018.

Qualified Electors of the District of Houston on October 20, 2018 will elect the following positions for a (4) four-year term ending in October 2022:

  • (1) Mayor
  • (6) Councillors
  • (1) School District No. 54 – Trustee (subject to the School Act)
For more information on the School District No. 54 trustee election visit sd54.bc.ca and the British Columbia School Trustees Association - A Guide for School Trustee Candidates.

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
P: 250-845-2238
F: 250-845-3429
E: corporate@houston.ca

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