2022 General Election Information

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City of Revelstoke residents can vote for one Mayor, six Councillors and five School District No. 19 Trustees for four-year terms on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years. This includes elections for Mayors, Councillors, and School Trustees.

  2. 2022 KEY DATES

Each local government (municipality or regional district) is responsible for conducting its own general local election. Local governments may also conduct school trustee elections on behalf of boards of education. In Revelstoke, the municipality conducts elections for school trustees, and for the Columbia Shuswap Regional District Area B Director.

Elections BC is responsible for managing campaign financing disclosure requirements, investigations, and enforcing the campaign financing and third-party advertising provisions set out in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Elections BC's role also extends to by-elections and assent voting (referenda) held by local election authorities outside of the general local election cycle.

Thinking of running for Council?

Some of the ways you can prepare are:

  • Attend Council meetings to learn about priority issues/projects and observe what being on a council might be like;
  • Look at the City of Revelstoke’s key planning documents and annual reports;
  • Get to know key groups in the community to understand the diversity of interests in our area;
  • Research the internet for information about local governments and basic facts about the local government system in BC.
  1. candidate information
  3.  disclosure information
  4. candidate resources

The Government of British Columbia, Local Government Branch, provides the following information:

Elections are the most direct way for the public to directly influence their local government. During the election process, candidates generally outline their platforms and objectives if they were to be elected. By choosing the candidates with the ideals and qualities that are most acceptable to the electors, citizens can directly influence the type of community where they reside or own property.

  1. Voter Information
  2. who can vote
  3. Voter requirements
  4. registration
  5. identification

The Government of British Columbia, Local Government Branch, provides the following voter information:

In most provinces, the eligibility for voting in local government elections is limited to residents only. In British Columbia, residents can vote, as can persons that own property in a local government jurisdiction, even if they do not reside there. Further information about voter eligibility can be found in the Voter's Guide to Local Government Elections in BC (available in multiple languages).