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By-lection 2017

By-election General Information

The City of Kamloops is conducting a By-election on September 30, 2017 to fill three vacancies on City Council: one Mayor and two Councillors. The newly elected Mayor and Councillors will serve for the remainder of the four year term ending October, 2018.

To ensure fairness, openness, and accessibility, local by-elections are held in accordance with very strict rules. The rules and regulations are set out in the Local Government Act and in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Nomination packages will be available on August 4, 2017 and the nomination period will be from 9 am on August 15 to 4 pm on August 25, 2017.

To be qualified to run for City Council, you do not have to be a resident or own property in the City of Kamloops; however, you must meet the following criteria (Section 81 of the Local Government Act);

  • Canadian citizen (landed immigrants who are not yet Canadian citizens are not qualified);
  • 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day (September 30, 2017);
  • Resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not disqualified by any enactment from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Elections BC
Elections BC oversees campaign financing and advertising rules for local by-elections in BC. This includes publishing the names and mailing addresses for declared candidates, financial agents, elector organizations and registered third party advertising sponsors. Please refer to the Elections BC website for detailed information.

Legislative Services Division
7 Victoria Street West
Kamloops BC V2C 1A2
ph 250-828 3483
fax 250-828-3578

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system and will be directed accordingly. The City of Kamloops will endeavor to contact you within two business days. Thank you.