Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

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Candidate Qualifications

You are qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government or school district if you meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and,
  • not disqualified by the Local Government Act (or for School Trustee, the School Act) or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. 
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Nomination Forms

In order to run for Mayor, Councillor or School Trustee, you must first fill out a Nomination Package. Prospective candidates for local government office must be nominated by at least two eligible electors from the local government where you are seeking election. Nominators for candidates must be qualified electors of the jurisdiction for which the candidate is being nominated.  Nomination packages have been standardized across the Province of BC and these will be available on July 27, 2018 from:

Chief Election Officer Ross Coupé or

Deputy Chief Election Officer Ryan Carter


The nomination period begins September 4th at 9:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm on September 14th, 2018. Nomination packages can be picked up at the NRRM Office at 5319 – 50th Avenue South during regular office hours, excluding Statutory holidays and weekends. While nomination documents for School Trustee positions are also available for pick-up at the School District No. 81 Office, located at 5104 Airport Drive, during regular business hours, these must be delivered to the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer at the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Office. 

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Additional Information

For Mayor and Council Candidates

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has excellent resources for potential candidates on their Thinking of Running for Local Office webpage.  This page provides a good introduction to the role of local elected officials. 

  • For a basic overview on running for office, a new brochure from the BC Government is  available online.
  • For more detailed information on what is required to run for office, please see the Candidate's Guide to Local Elections in BC, also produced by the BC Government.

For School Trustee Candidates

If you are interested in running for the School District Board, the Ministry of Education has prepared an Election Procedures document which provides a good overview of the School District elections system.



In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:

  • Mayor: $10,000                      
  • Regional Councillor: $5,000
  • School Trustee: $5,000


In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local elections, the following third party advertising limit for Mayor, Regional Councillor and School Trustee candidates is as follows:

  • Third Party Direct Advertising Expense Limit: $750

For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC:

Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280
Email: lecf@elections.bc.caWebsite:

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Key dates for candidates:

• September 4

• September 14

• September 14

• September 18

• September 21

• September 21

• October 10

• October 10

• October 17

• October 20

• November 5

Nomination Period Begins (9:00am)

Nomination Period Ends (4:00pm)

Declaration of Candidates

Nomination Challenge Deadline

Deadline for Nomination Documents  to CEO

Last day for Candidates to withdraw (4:00pm)

First Day to Request Mail Ballots

1st Advance Voting Day

2nd Advance Voting Day

General Voting Day

Inaugural Regional Council Meeting

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