Information for Candidates

Notice of Nomination

Nominations for Elected Office
City of Victoria Council

Public Notice has been given to the electors of the City of Victoria that the Chief Election Officer will be receiving nominations for the following City of Victoria Municipal Council office:

COUNCILLOR – One (1) candidate to be elected 

By hand, mail or other delivery service:

            Legislative Services

            Victoria City Hall

            1 Centennial Square

            Victoria, BC

            V8W 1P6

From:             9:00 a.m.
                      Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 

To:                4:00 p.m.
                     Friday, November 6, 2020

         

                     Excluding statutory holidays
                     and weekends

By fax to:

            250.361.0348

 

By email to:                            

            elections@victoria.ca

From:             9:00 a.m.
                      Tuesday, October 27, 2020

 

To:                4:00 p.m.
                     Friday, November 6, 2020

         

Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:00 p.m. on
Friday, November 13, 2020.

Nomination forms are available through the office of Legislative Services, Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square by calling 250.361.0571 or by emailing elections@victoria.ca from the date of this Notice to the close of the nomination period at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020. 

Due to COVID-19, Municipal Hall remains closed to the public.  If you require a paper copy of the nomination forms, please call the number above to make an appointment. 

Qualifications for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Canadian citizen; 

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day (Saturday, December 12, 2020); 

  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; 

  • a person or the commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; and 

  • 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 disqualified by law. 

Campaign Period Expense Limits: 

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2020 Municipal By-election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply: 

Councillor

$27,416.40

Third Party Advertising Limits:

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2020 Municipal By-election, the following third party advertising limits apply: 

Mayor and Councillor

$2,706.08


Additional information on Campaign Period Expense Limits and Third Party Advertising Limits is available through Elections BC, 1-855-952-0280 or lecf@elections.bc.ca.

Further information on the foregoing may be obtained from:

Chris Coates, Chief Election Officer
Christine Havelka, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Monika Fedyczkowska, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Sonia Santarossa, Deputy Chief Election Officer
at 250.361.0571

Provincial Legislation

The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act regulates the manner in which financial disclosures and other related actions are made. This legislation applies to candidates, elector organizations and those wishing to take part in the election process by means of advocacy. This process is managed by Elections BC.

Contact the Elections BC Campaign Financing team at by phone or email at:
P:
1-855-952-0280  E: lecf@elections.bc.ca  
Elections BC has staff available to answer campaign financing and election advertising inquiries from all local elections participants.

The following materials are available on the Elections BC website