2022 General Local Elections Information and Links to Resources
- Provincial Guides
General Local Elections 101 This brochure answers a few of the basic questions about local government elections, the election process and participants.
- Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C. This guide offers an overview for voters about local elections and eligibility.
- Voter's Guide for Electors Living on Reserve This guide is for those voters living on Reserve.
- Thinking About Running for Local Office? This brochure helps potential candidates with answers to questions about elected office.
- What Every Candidate Needs to Know This brochure provides an overview for candidates about how to run for office.
- Candidate's Guide to Local Elections Guide for candidates about elected office and the election process including rules, qualifications, and key dates.
- Supporting a Candidate for Local Elections This brochure outlines ways and rules for supporting a candidate.
- Scrutineers Guide to General Local Elections This guide is for those volunteering as scrutineers.
- Elector Organization Guide to Local Elections This guide provides an overview of elector organizations in local elections.
- Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct
- Election Signs on Highway Rights-of-Way
- For more local election information visit the Province of BC Website
- Regional District of Nanaimo Resources
- Elections BC
- Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in BC
- Guide for Local Elections Third Party Sponsors in BC
- Local Elections FAQS
- For more local election information visit the Elections BC website
- Election Signage
Placement and Timing
Elections BC does not regulate where and when signs may be placed. However, local governments have the authority to regulate the size, placement, maintenance and removal of signs and other forms of public advertising.
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regulates sign placement on provincial highways and roadways. Signage may only be erected in highway rights-of-way during the permitted sign placement period (campaign period), which begins on September 17 and ends on October 15, 2022, with signs to be removed the day following the election. Please refer to the Ministry’s policy at www.gov.bc.ca/electionsigns.
Generally, all election advertising (e.g., signs, posters, brochures, billboard and commercials) transmitted during the ‘pre-campaign and the campaign period’ must include information about who sponsored and authorized the ad. Election advertising as set out in the Local Election Campaign Financing Act, s. 7 (LECFA) is not restricted to during the campaign period, and includes the pre-campaign period. Visit Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (gov.bc.ca) for more information.