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Local By-elections

Elections BC oversees campaign financing and advertising rules for local by-elections in B.C. This includes publishing the names and mailing addresses of financial agents for declared candidates and the full name and sponsorship information of all registered third party advertising sponsors. See the specific event below for details. Local governments and boards of education administer all other aspects of local by-elections. Please contact your local government or board of education for information about by-election voting and results. For details about the rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, please refer to the following information:

Current local by-elections dates and information


2018 Wells By-election – June 9

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the District of Wells.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 –
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Election proceedings period
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 –
Friday, May 4, 2018
Nomination period
Saturday, June 9, 2018 General Voting Day
Friday, September 7, 2018 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

2018 Cariboo Regional District By-election – April 7

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the Cariboo Regional District.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 –
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Election proceedings period
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 –
Friday, March 2, 2018
Nomination period
Saturday, April 7, 2018 General Voting Day
Friday, July 6, 2018 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, August 7, 2018 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

2018 Port Alice By-election – February 24

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the Village of Port Alice.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 –
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Election proceedings period
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 –
Friday, January 19, 2018
Nomination period
Saturday, February 24, 2018 General Voting Day
Friday, May 25, 2018 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, June 25, 2018 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

2018 Burns Lake By-election – January 20

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the Village of Burns Lake.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 –
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Election proceedings period
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 –
Friday, December 15, 2017
Nomination period
Saturday, January 20, 2018 General Voting Day
Friday, April 20, 2018 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

2018 Hudson’s Hope By-election – January 20

For information not related to campaign financing or advertising, such as how to vote or how to file nomination papers, please contact the District of Hudson’s Hope.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 –
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Election proceedings period
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 –
Friday, December 15, 2017
Nomination period
Saturday, January 20, 2018 General Voting Day
Friday, April 20, 2018 Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

Past local by-elections

Click here for details on local by-elections since the 2014 General Local Elections with disclosure statement filing deadlines in the past.