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The Nomination Period is closed.

Nomination documents are available on our Forms, Notices, & Guides page for persons interested in running as a candidate for the offices of:

  • Mayor (1 elected)
  • Councillor (6 elected)
  • School Trustee (1 elected)

The Nomination Period begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 4 and closes at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018. During this period, nomination forms must be filed with the Chief Election Officer at Town Hall (2440 Sidney Avenue).

Qualifications to Run for Office: 

  • age 18 or older;
  • a Canadian Citizen;
  • a resident of BC for at least 6 months; and
  • not be disqualified by any statute or law from being nominated, elected or holding office.

                                    Who May Run for Office

Prospective candidates must be nominated by at least two eligible electors from the Town of Sidney.  Further information regarding the election of School Trustee (School District No. 63) is available from the Ministry of Education.

Candidate Resources 

Individuals considering running in local elections now have access to resources (educational videos, brochures, etc.) that provide information about the general expectations and the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.  These new resources will help people to make informed decisions about running for government office. 

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