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NEWS RELEASE · 10th October 2014
District of Kitimat
Reposted from District of Kitimat website

Local government general elections will be held across British Columbia in November. General voting day is Saturday, November 15 with advance voting opportunities on Wednesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 12.

Kitimat residents will elect a Mayor, six Councillors and two trustees to the Board of Education for Coast Mountains School District #82. Non-resident property owners may also be eligible to vote.

In addition to length of term increasing from three years to four, new campaign financing and third party advertising rules will be in effect.

Information for Candidates

The nomination period for the 2014 Municipal Elections closed at 4 pm on October 10. A list of declared candidates for the offices of Mayor and Councillor is now available.

Under the Local Government Act, the deadline for candidates to withdraw is 4 pm on Friday October 17.

Information for Voters

To ensure a smooth voting process, please review advance voter registration and voter eligibility details before heading to the polling station.

CivicInfo BC, a not-for-profit local government information service, provides candidate lists for all municipal, regional district and school district elections in British Columbia. CivicInfo BC will also provide results on Election Night.

All Candidates Forum

The Rotary Club of Kitmat will be hosting the All Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 29 starting at 7 pm at the Mount Elizabeth Theatre. This event is for Mayor and Council candidates only. More information regarding the forum will be posted as it becomes available.

Additional Resources

Voters and potential candidates are advised to visit the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website for general information on local elections in B.C.

Questions?

Further information regarding municipal elections may be obtained by contacting Warren Waycheshen, Chief Election Officer or Shirley Boudreault, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-632-8900.