Municipal Election

2018 Election Information

For a list of key dates, FAQ's for candidates and voters, a map of voting locations, and more, visit our Let's Talk Kamloops website

Nomination documents and information packages 

Interested in running for Mayor, City Councillor, or School Trustee in the upcoming election? Nomination packages are now available (as of July 27) online (below), or at City Hall in print and digital form (on USB). Mandatory nomination forms contained in this package must be submitted between 9:00 am, September 4, 2018, and 4:00 pm, September 14, 2018, to the Chief Election Officer (CEO), or Deputy Chief Election Officer (DCEO). 

Who is eligible to run?

You do not have to be a resident of or own property in the City of Kamloops to run for Council or the School Board, however, you must meet the following criteria (Section 66 of the Local Government Act or Section 32 of the School Act):

  • Canadian citizen (landed immigrants who are not yet Canadian citizens are not qualified)
  • 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day
  • resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed
  • for the office of the Mayor or Councillor, not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualitied by law
  • for the office of the School Trustee, not disqualified under the School Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office as a trustee, or be otherwise disqualitied by law
  • Here are some useful election resources from the Union of BC Municipalities

Mayor OR Councillor Nomination Documents

Information Package (this is a resource package for candidates)

School Trustee Nomination Documents

Information Package (this is a resource package for candidates)

Information for Elector Organizations

Elector Organizations are formed to promote a candidate, slate of candidates or a point of view in a local election by endorsing candidates on the ballot and advertising for or in conjunction with candidates. Generally, Elector Organizations promote a slate of candidates or otherwise undertake election campaigns to elect candidates.

To be qualified to endorse a candidate, an Elector Organization must have, at the time the required solemn declaration is made, a membership of at least 50 electors in the City of Kamloops. An Elector Organization may endorse a candidate in an election and have that endorsement included on the ballot if, before the end of the nomination period, the required mandatory forms have been submitted to the Chief Election Officer, or Deputy Chief Election Officer. 

Elector Organization Nomination Documents for Mayor or Councillor candidates

  • Mandatory Forms - these must be completed, printed, signed, and filed with the CEO or DCEO, at City Hall, during the nomination period. 

Information Package (this is a resource package for Elector Organizations)

Elector Organization Nomination Documents for School Trustee candidates

  • Mandatory Forms - these must be completed, printed, signed, and filed with the CEO or DCEO, at City Hall, during the nomination period.

Information Package (this is a resource package for Elector Organizations)

Information for voters