Running for office

Running for Office

Interested in running for the office of mayor, councillor, or school trustee?  

The Town is hosting a Candidate Readiness Workshop on Wednesday, August 31 from 5 - 9 pm.  The workshop is free and open to drop-in, but pre-registration is appreciated by email.  

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, eligible voters will elect one (1) mayor,  six (6) councillors and one (1) school trustee for School District No. 71.   

ELIGIBILITY
To qualify as a candidate for local government office, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day (Saturday, October 15, 2022);
  • Must be a Canadian citizen;
  • Must have been a resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Must not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

BECOMING A CANDIDATE 

  • Review and complete the nomination package
  • Save the nomination package to your desktop 
  • Review the entire pack including the reference links and the forms at the end 

Office of Mayor/Councillor
Nomination Package 
                 

 Office of School Trustee
Nomination Package 

ELECTOR ORGANIZATION ENDORSEMENT 
Elector organizations endorse candidates in municipal elections.  

REGISTER WITH ELECTIONS BC 
Only registered organizations can file endorsement documents, receive campaign contributions and incur elections expenses. Elector organizations must be registered with Elections BC.  The deadline to register was August 2, 2022.  

ENDORSEMENT PACKAGES 

Please drop-off completed endorsement packages at Town Hall. They must be received by the Chief Election Officer or designate between August 30, 2022 at 9:00am until September 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm.  

The Nomination Period for candidates to submit nomination papers runs from August 30, 2022 at 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on September 9, 2022.

NOMINATED CANDIDATES 

Candidates submitting nomination documents will appear here as papers are submitted.

NOTE that, in accordance with section 89(9) of the Local Government Act, a person who inspects or otherwise accesses nomination documents under this section must not use the information included in them except for the purposes of the Local Government Act or purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Candidate NameSeeking Election forContact Information and
and Nomination Papers
   
   

CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENSE LIMITS 
Campaign contribution and expense limits apply in local government elections. To make a campaign contribution to a candidate or elector organization, you must be a resident of B.C. and a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Contributions from corporations, organizations and unions are prohibited. There are also limits on campaign contributions. See Election BC’s Making a Campaign Contribution page for details.

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 General Local Election, the following limits apply for candidates:

  • Contribution Limit, per individual: $1,250.00
  • Expense Limit: $8163.30

For more information, contact:

Local Elections Campaign Financing
Elections BC

1-800-661-8683
electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca

ELECTION SIGNS 
Election Signs are only permitted in the Town of Comox during the period beginning 30 days prior to the date of general voting and must be removed no later than seven (7) days following the date of general voting as outlined in the Town of Comox Sign Bylaw No. 1197, 1995 (PDF). Note that election signs are ONLY permitted on boulevards fronting private property.