Regional Government

Information for Candidates

Thinking about Running for Local Office? 

Candidate Nomination Packages - see Notice of Nomination here

Nomination packages are now available for pickup at our offices:

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, 202 – 843 Rossland Avenue, Trail
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, 2140 Central Avenue, Grand Forks

Online here:

By Canada Post:
Contact or 250.368.9148 to receive a package in the mail.

Candidate Nomination Period

The Candidate Nomination Period for the election of  Electoral Area Directors (A – E)  for the 2022 General Local Election, runs from 9:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2022 to 4:00 pm, Friday, September 9, 2022.
Any person who wishes to seek office (the Nominee) as an electoral area director must have a minimum of two (2) qualified nominators. Nominators must be eligible electors in the electoral area in which the nominee is seeking office. Certain nomination documents, including elector organization endorsements, will be made available here for public inspection as they are received.

Nomination papers can be delivered

By hand, mail or other delivery service:

Chief Election Officer
Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
202 – 843 Rossland Avenue, Trail, BC V1R 4S8

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary
2140 Central Avenue, Grand Forks, BC  V0H 1H0


Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:00 pm on September 16, 2022.

Key Dates


Action or Deadline

January 1, 2022

Start of Election Period

March 8, 2022

Candidate BC Residency Deadline with no extension (submit on September 9)

March 11, 2022

Candidate BC Residency Deadline with extended deadline (submit on September 12)

April 14, 2022

Elector Residency Deadline
(6 months in BC for registering on general voting day)

July 25, 2022

Start of Period for Notice of end of Advance Elector Registration

August 24, 2022

     Running for Local Office Workshop – 6 pm,  445 – 13th Avenue, Castlegar
     or via Zoom

August 30, 2022

9:00 am - Nomination Period Begins

 September 9, 2022

4:00 pm - Nomination Period Ends

 September 9, 2022

Declaration of Candidates (after 4 pm)

 September 13, 2022

4:00 pm - Nomination Challenge Deadline

 September 16, 2022

4:00 pm - Nomination Documents Originals to local Chief Election Officer Deadline

 September 16, 2022

Election Period Ends

 September 16, 2022

Deadline for withdrawal of candidates and withdrawal of elector organization endorsement

 September 17, 2022

Campaign Period Begins

 September 19 , 2022

4:00 pm - Declaration of election by voting

 October 5, 2022

8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Advance Voting Day

 October 15, 2022

8:00am - 8:00pm – General Voting Day (locations to be announced)

 October 15, 2022

Campaign Period Ends

 October 19, 2022

4:00 pm - Declaration of Official Election Results

 October 24, 2022

Judicial Recount Application Deadline

 October 28, 2022

Judicial Recount Completion Deadline

 December 2, 2022

Oath or Affirmation of Office Deadline

 January 13, 2019

Disclosure Statements Filing Deadline

February 13, 2019

Disclosure Statements Late Filing Deadline



Attend a Candidate Readiness Workshop on August 24 - Click here for more info


The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has created four informational videos about what to expect before, during and following general local elections in BC



Campaign financing and advertising rules 

Important information for candidates on campaign financing and advertising rules can be found here.

Questions on campaign financing and advertising rules should be directed to Elections BC, at 1-800-661-8683, or