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2018 General Local Elections

Elections for Electoral Area Directors to represent the electoral areas within the Regional District of Nanaimo occur every four (4) years. The next General Local Election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 with advanced Voting Opportunities being held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

The Regional District of Nanaimo is comprised of 7 Electoral Areas and 4 Municipal partners. The 4 Municipal partners include the City of Nanaimo, City of Parksville, District of Lantzville and the Town of Qualicum Beach. As part of the General Local Election system in British Columbia, Electoral Area Directors may be elected by acclamation (in the case of a single qualified candidate) or by voting (where there is more than one qualified candidate). Each Municipal Director on the Board of Directors is appointed by their respective Council from amongst their elected members.

2018 General Local Elections Important Dates
Start of Election PeriodMonday, January 1, 2018
Candidate Orientation SessionMonday, July 23, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Start of Nomination PeriodTuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:00 am
End of Nomination PeriodFriday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Declaration of CandidatesFriday, September 14, 2018
Period to challenge candidate nominations endsTuesday, September 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
End of Election PeriodFriday, September 21, 2018
Start of Campaign PeriodSaturday, September 22, 2018
Advance Voting OpportunityWednesday, October 10, 2018
Second Advance Voting OpportunityWednesday, October 17, 2018
End of Campaign PeriodSaturday, October 20, 2018
General Voting DaySaturday, October 20, 2018
Determination of Official Election ResultsMonday, October 22, 2018
Financing Disclosure Statement Filing DeadlineFriday, January 18, 2019