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General local elections in B.C. are held every four years on the third Saturday in October. The next general local elections will be held on October 15, 2022.
General local elections (and by-elections) are the most direct way for the public to influence their local government, school district or other local governance body by determining the individuals who then make decisions and govern on their behalf following general voting day.
You do not have to live or own property in Ladysmith to run for office here.
For more information about running for office, click on this link for a Local Elections Candidates Guide produced by the Province of BC -- BC Government Candidate Guide, Thinking of Running for Local Officevideo series, or pick up a copy at City Hall.
For information about the new rules for campaign financing under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, click here.
There are two types of electors -- resident and non-resident.
You qualify as a Resident Elector (who lives in the Town of Ladysmith) if you:
You qualify as a Non-Resident Property Elector (who owns property in the Town of Ladysmith but does not live here) in the Town of Ladysmith if you are:
If there is more than 1 registered owner of the property, only 1 of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the other owners, submit an elector response form as a non-resident property elector.
For information about local government and elections in B.C., click here.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or need more information:
Corporate Officer: Donna Smith, 250.245.6417, firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no AAP's at this time.
When a local government needs to borrow money over more than five years, the Community Charter requires that this must be approved by the electors. An Alternative Approval Process (AAP) is the method most commonly used by local governments in British Columbia for approval of borrowing . In an AAP, people who do not support the borrowing are required to submit an Elector Response Form.
To read more about the Alternative Approval process, please click here, or visit the Province of BC Website.
There is currently no referendum, for the Town of Ladysmith.