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Each local government in BC is responsible for conducting its own general local elections, which are held every 4 years. As well, the Town concurrently conducts the School Trustee election on behalf of School District No. 63.

The 2022 general local government election will be held on:

General Voting Day
Saturday, October 15, 2022
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Mary Winspear Centre (2243 Beacon Avenue)

Advance Voting Days
Wednesday, October 5 & Wednesday, October 12, 2022
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sidney Town Hall (2440 Sidney Avenue)

Election by voting is only required for the Office of:

To confirm if you are registered to vote, please contact the Town's Administration Department by telephone at 250-656-1139 or by email at admin@sidney.ca.

 Mail ballot voting is also available to qualified electors.

Voting is not required for the offices of Mayor or School Trustee as the following incumbents have been declared Elected by Acclamation

  • Office of Mayor - Cliff McNeil-Smith  
  • Office of School Trustee - Nola Silzer  




January 1 to September 16 Election Period 
June 30   Nomination packages available 
July 14 Candidate Information Session
July 18 to September 16  Pre-Campaign Period
August 24 Availability of List of Registered Electors
August 30 to September 9 Nomination Period
September 9 Declaration of Candidates
September 16 Last day to withdraw from being a candidate

September 17
   to October 15  

Campaign Period  

September 20 Declaration of Election by Voting or Acclamation
October 5 and 12

Advance Voting Opportunities
- Town Hall, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

October 15

General Voting Day 
- Mary Winspear Centre, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

October 19 Declaration of Official Election Results 
November 7  Inaugural Council Meeting
- Oath of Office of newly elected Council 

- Town Hall, in the Council Chambers, 6:00 pm

January 13, 2023 Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement
Filing Deadline
February 13, 2023 Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement
Late Filing Deadline with $500 fee