NOTE: This section will be updated regularly in advance of Local Elections in October – please check back for additional information and resources.

2018 General Local Elections

Elections for Directors to represent the electoral areas within the qathet Regional District occur every four years. The next General Local Election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 with advanced Voting Opportunities on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The qathet Regional District is comprised of five Electoral Areas: Area ‘A’ (Lund, Savary Island, Okeover Arm), Area ‘B’ (Myrtle Creek, Paradise Valley), Area ‘C’ (Brew Bay, Lang Bay, Stillwater, Saltery Bay), Area ‘D’ (Texada Island), Area ‘E’ (Lasqueti Island), and the City of Powell River. The City administers its election separately.

Additional Information

Information for Candidates 

Who Can Vote 

Voting Opportunities

Important Dates

Start of Election Period    Monday, January 1, 2018
Start of Nomination Period  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 9:00 am
End of Nomination Period    Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
Declaration of Candidates      Friday, September 14, 2018
Period to challenge candidate nominations ends  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm
End of Election Period Friday, September 21, 2018
Start of Campaign Period Saturday, September 22, 2018
Advance Voting Opportunity  Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Second Advance Voting Opportunity Wednesday, October 17, 2018
End of Campaign Period  Saturday, October 20, 2018
General Voting Day  Saturday, October 20, 2018
Determination of Official Election Results Monday, October 22, 2018
Financing Disclosure Statement Filing Deadline Friday, January 18, 2019

Please check back regularly for updates with the following election information:

  • Official notices for local print media
  • Background on referenda questions
  • Voting Locations
  • Important dates
  • Additional resources for candidates

Job opportunities for polling stations on voting