2022 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION

Welcome to the City of Campbell River Local Government Election page.   LAST UPDATED OCT. 3, 2022

This section provides you with information and links for the local government election which takes place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CONTACT US

If after reviewing this site you require further election information please feel free to contact:

Elle Brovold, Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 250-286-5709
Email: elle.brovold@campbellriver.ca

Lynsey Daur, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 250-286-5720
Email: lynsey.daur@campbellriver.ca

Campbell River City Hall
Address: 301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC  V9W 4C7 
Telephone (reception): 250-286-5700

LIST OF CANDIDATES

On Election Day the citizens of Campbell River will elect one (1) candidate for the position of Mayor; six (6) candidates for the position of Councillor and will vote for five (5) School Trustee candidates (for information about the School District #72 Trustee election contact the School District).

Declaration of Election by Voting
Notice of Election by Voting

Candidates for the office of Mayor:

Micheal Calhoun
Charlie Cornfield
Kermit Dahl
Saron Gebresellassi
Larry Samson

Candidates for the offices of Councillor:

Ken Blackburn
Doug Chapman
Mike Davies
Gwen Donaldson
Colleen Evans
Tanille Johnston
Ron Kerr
Ben Lanyon
Sandra Milligan
Sue Moen
Claire Moglove
Susan Sinnott
Sean Smyth
Ferris Stirling

Candidate Profiles

Contact information for all candidates is available at the CivicInfo website.

GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION

Local Government Elections are held every four years on the third Saturday of October in accordance with the Local Government Act and 3356 Local Government Election Bylaw 2008 Consolidated to Bylaw 3868, 2022. The next local government election will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

ADVANCE VOTING 
Campbell River Community Centre - 401 11th Avenue

Wednesday, October 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Wednesday, October 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 


GENERAL VOTING DAY
Saturday, October 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Campbell River Community Centre - 401 11th Avenue
Southgate Middle School - 740 Holm Road

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

You are allowed to vote in a Campbell River municipal election if you are registered as:
• a resident elector (ie. you live in Campbell River), OR
• a non-resident property elector (ie. you live elsewhere in BC but you own property in Campbell River).

Resident Electors:

  • You will be age 18 or older on general voting day (October 15, 2022);
  • You are a Canadian citizen; AND
  • You have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day you register to vote; AND
  • You are not disqualified by the Local Government Act, the School Act, or any other enactment from voting in an election nor are you otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Non-Resident Electors:

  • You will be age 18 or older on general voting day (October 15, 2022);
  • You are a Canadian citizen; AND
  • You have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day you register to vote; AND
  • You are a registered owner of real property in the City of Campbell River for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; AND
  • You are not entitled to register as a resident elector; AND
  • You are the only person(s) who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; AND
  • You are not disqualified by the Local Government Act, the School Act, or any other enactment from voting in an election nor are you otherwise disqualified by law; AND
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. 

You are not eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector if the property is registered in your company's name.  You are also not eligible to vote if you are holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust - corporations cannot vote.

HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY

Any person who is eligible to vote and is not registered may register at an Advance Poll or on Election Day.  When you attend the voting location to register and vote, remember to bring at least two pieces of identification confirming your identity and place of residence (one of which must contain your signature); or 2 pieces of identification confirming your identity (one of which must contain your signature) and you will be required to make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence. 

Acceptable identification includes: BC Drivers Licence, BC Identification Card, Social Insurance Card, Passport, BC Care Card (please note the combined drivers licence and care card is one piece of identification), credit card, debit card, vehicle insurance, Birth Certificate, Citizenship Card, property tax notice or utility bill (ie. hydro, gas, telephone, cable) that shows your residential address.  Picture identification is not necessary.  Non-Resident property owners must provide proof of ownership of the property in the form of a Certificate of Title.

ASSISTANCE WITH VOTING AND CURBSIDE VOTING

If a voter has difficulty reading or writing English, they may bring a translator to assist them in the voting process.  The translator must complete a solemn declaration of assistance in order to provide translation assistance.

If you are unable to enter the voting place, you may ask to receive and mark your ballot at a place located outside the voting place (curbside voting).  It will be necessary for you to bring someone with you who can advise the election officials that you need help outside the voting place.

If you require help with voting, you may ask the Presiding Election Official (PEO) in charge at the voting place to assist you.  You may also bring someone with you to the voting place to help you vote.  This person must make a solemn declaration to preserve the secrecy of your ballot, to mark the ballot according to your wishes and to not attempt to influence how you vote.

MAIL VOTING

All eligible voters are able to vote by mail. To request a mail voting package, either phone Campbell River City Hall at 250-286-5700 or, fill out the application to vote by mail form. The application must be received by 4 p.m. on September 22, 2022 if you wish to have the package mailed to you. After September 22, 2022, you may still apply; however, you will have to pick up the package at City Hall, 301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River.  Please allow 24 hours (Monday - Friday work week) for your application to be processed before attending City Hall to pick up your mail voting package.

The completed mail voting package MUST be received at City Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022 or be hand delivered to the Presiding Election Official at the Campbell River Community Centre, 401 11th Avenue, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Any ballots received after this time will not be included in the count and marked as a spoiled ballot.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

The City of Campbell River will be using the most recent Provincial list of voters as our list of registered resident voters which means that if you are registered to vote in the next Provincial election your name will automatically appear on the City of Campbell River’s list. To check the Elections BC website to confirm you are registered, or to update your registration click on the following link:

Register, update or confirm your voter registration online now

On-line registrations or updates will need to be made before July 2022 in order for them to appear on the voters list that the Province sends to the City.  If you name does not appear on this list, you will still be able to register to vote at the Advance Polls or on Election Day.

Election Notices
Notice of Nomination
Vote by Mail

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Political Campaign Signs

a) Political Campaign Signs may have up to four (4) faces. The sign area of any one face shall not exceed 2.97m² (32 sq. ft.). The sign shall not exceed 2.13 m (7 ft) height.

b) Political Campaign Signs for the purposes of a local government or school district election shall not be erected prior to the start of the nomination period (August 30, 2022) and shall be removed not later than seven (7) days following the date of the election (October 22, 2022).

Political Campaign Signs are not permitted on:
i) City or Provincial parks;
ii) Crown Lands;
iii) road right-of-way medians;
iv) on public property located along the east side of Highway 19A between 1st Avenue and Ocean Grove Road.

Election Guides

Legislation

Qualifications to run for Local Government Office

To qualify as a candidate for local government office, at the time of nomination a person must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

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