Victoria's By-Election is December 12

In December, voters in Victoria’s municipal by-election will elect one Councillor.

General Voting Day will be Saturday, December 12, 2020.

The position became vacant when Laurel Collins resigned from Victoria City Council in November 2019 following her election to the House of Commons as Member of Parliament for Victoria.

The municipal by-election was originally scheduled for April 4, 2020. Due to COVID-19, Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, cancelled the election. In July, the Ministry released guidelines to help local governments plan how to safely hold by-elections that were deferred due to the pandemic.

The City of Victoria will work with the Office of the Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC to make sure its Municipal By-Election is safe for voters, candidates and election workers. A safety plan will be prepared for each voting place.

More information will be available soon about the candidate nomination process, and where and ways to vote.

Learn more.