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General Local Election Information

The next general election will be held in 2022.

Financing and Advertising

Elections BC is responsible for managing campaign financing disclosure requirements, investigations, and enforcing the campaign financing and third-party advertising provisions set out in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

For more information, go to the Elections BC Website or contact them at 1-855-952-0280, or lecf@elections.bc.ca.

Thinking of Running for Office?

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

Voter Information

Who can vote?

Voting rights are granted to citizens based on residency or property ownership.

A person cannot vote on behalf of a corporation, or as a non-resident property elector, when the property is owned wholly or in part by a corporation.

To be eligible to vote, you must be either a Resident Elector, or Non-Resident Property Elector.

Resident Electors:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day,

  • Canadian citizen

  • Have lived in BC for at least six months before they register to vote

  • Have lived in the City for at least 30 days before they register to vote, and

  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, from voting.

Non-Resident Property Electors:

When a person lives in one jurisdiction and owns property in one or more other jurisdictions, they may vote once in each of the other jurisdictions where they own property - as long as they meet the voter eligibility requirements noted above.

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day

  • Canadian citizen

  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day you vote

  • Have owned property in the City of Powell River for at least 30 days

  • Not be disqualified by law from voting

  • If a person owns a property with one or more other individuals, only one person is eligible to vote as the non-resident property elector for that property. The owner entitled to vote must be designated, in writing, by the majority of the property owners.

Previous Election Information

CivicInfo BC maintains information on previous local elections.

Want to be a part of the Election Team and work the Election?

Please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter letting us know your interest, and background, to the Chief Election Officer at cjackson@powellriver.ca.

Submissions will remain confidential, and we will be in touch with those selected for interviews.