City election nomination packages available

Nomination packages for potential candidates in the 2011 local government election are now available at city hall.

  • Aug. 30, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Nomination packages for potential candidates in the 2011 local government election are now available at city hall.

The package contains information for candidates and a number of forms to be completed.

A person must be nominated by two eligible electors.

A person is qualified for office if they meet the following criteria:

Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and not disqualified from voting by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in B.C. or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

Packages can be picked up at corporate services on the second floor of city hall between 8:30 a.m. and noon and 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

The nomination period begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 4, and ends at 4 p.m. Oct. 14. One mayor and six councillors are to be elected for a three-year term beginning Dec. 6.

General Voting Day is Nov. 19 at the Marie Sharpe Elementary School gym from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advance voting days are Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 in the City Hall foyer, also from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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