Information for Council Candidates

Candidate's Calendar

Important dates for candidates before, during and after the 2022 Election (may be updated from time to time)

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To be eligible to be a candidate for Mayor or Councillor you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a Resident of British Columbia for at least six months;
  • Not disqualified from voting in an election in BC or from being nominated, elected to or holding office, or otherwise disqualified by law.
There is no requirement for a candidate to be a resident or property owner in the municipality.

Nomination Process

The Nomination Period closed at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022.

All nomination papers are available for public inspection on this website and at City Hall, 410 Esplanade.

Elections BC oversees campaign financing, financial disclosure and campaign advertising rules

Those interested in running for School District No. 68 Trustee should contact Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools at

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