Running for Office

The Town of Comox will have a municipal election on October 15, 2022. More information will be available in the coming months related to candidate submissions and election information.

Download Nomination Package (PDF)

Qualifications to Run for Local Government Office

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, November 27, 2021);
  • 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.

Campaign Contribution 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 2021 Municipal By-election, the following limits apply for candidates:

  • Contribution Limit, per individual: $1,239.18
  • Expense Limit: $7,212.50

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.