Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

2018 Election - Nomination Packages Available

Public Notice is given to the electors of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and School District #81 that nominations for the offices of:

                        Mayor:                                                1 person to be elected
                        Regional Councillor:                          6 persons to be elected
                        School District #81 Trustee:            5 persons to be elected

for a 4-year term will be received by the Chief Election Officer as follows:

The period of nomination begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 4th, and ends at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14th, 2018.

Nominations will be accepted only during the period of nomination and must be delivered directly to the Chief Election Officer or the Deputy Chief Election Officer at Northern Rockies Regional Municipality Office located at 5319 - 50th Ave. South, Fort Nelson BC.

Nomination documents will be available from July 27th, 2018 to September 14th, 2018 at the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality office located at 5319-50th Ave S. Fort Nelson, BC 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government or school if they 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.

Nominators for candidates must be qualified electors of the jurisdiction for which the candidate is being nominated.

 

CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS

 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

 

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS

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: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf

 

Further Information on the election process may be obtained by contacting:

                        Ross Coup√©, Chief Election Officer at 250-774-2541 Ext. 2031
                        Ryan Carter, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-774-2541 Ext. 2032
                        elections@northernrockies.ca

Additionally, Election information is posted on our website at www.northernrockies.ca

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