Information for Candidates

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 October 15, 2022;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
  • 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.

Declaration of Candidates

View the Declaration of Candidates [PDF - 135 KB] for the City of Victoria's 2022 Local Government Election. 

For More Information

Check out the Province of BC's website for what you need to know

Elections BC has helpful information for candidates