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Please note that this website will continue to be updated throughout the election process. Last update occurred September 12, 2022.

General Local Election Information

The next general election will be held on Saturday October 15, 2022.

All eligible residents and non-resident electors of the City of Powell River will opportunities to vote for:

  • 1 Mayor

  • 6 Councillors

  • 5 School District 47 Trustees

  • 1 Assent Voting Question (aka referendum)

What’s New

The following is the official list of candidates who are declared candidates for the General Local Election. The order of names for each position are alphabetical by surname, as they will appear on the ballot.

Chief Election Officer Declaration of Election by Voting 4 PM September 20, 2022

Nomination document information is being made available in accordance with Section 89 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 this Act or purposes authorized by section 63 [restrictions on use of personal information] of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.” By clicking on a candidates name, you are confirming that you have read, understand and accept the terms under which you are viewing these documents.

Candidates for Mayor (1 position available)

Candidates for Councillor (6 positions available)

Candidates for School Board Trustee (5 positions available)

Assent Voting for Fire Hall/Emergency Services Facility Loan Authorization

At this years General Local Election, residents and non-resident property owners will have the opportunity to vote on the following question:

"Are you in favour of the City of Powell River adopting “Fire Hall / Emergency Services Facility Loan Authorization Bylaw 2695, 2022”, to authorize the borrowing of a sum not to exceed seven and one half million dollars ($7,500,000), over a maximum term of 20 years, in order to finance the construction of a new fire hall / emergency services facility at the City’s Public Works Yard property located at 7160 Duncan Street?”

For more information on the proposed facility, please follow this link:
https://powellriverfirehall.ca/

Key dates:

(click here for a full list of important dates):

Running for Office?

The Local Government Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has excellent resources including videos and reading materials

Click here for more candidate information.

Click here for signage information.

Information For Voters

Click here for voter information including who is eligible and where and when to vote.

Click here for voter information regarding Mail Ballots.

Click here for the Mail Ballot Application Form.

Previous Election Information

Information about previous elections are available at the CivicInfo BC website here, choose a year and jurisdiction: https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca/election

Notices

Notice of Nomination for Council and School District 47

Notice of Application for Scrutineers for Assent Voting

Questions

Please contact our staff with any other questions:

Chief Election Officer: Chris Jackson

Deputy Chief Election Officer: Jessica Lefort

election2022@powellriver.ca
604-485-8603