The 2018 Local Government Election was held on October 20, 2018.
Whistler electors voted for one Mayor and six Councillors.
Find out more about Local Elections in British Columbia. View the Candidates Guide to Local Elections
The Nomination Period is now CLOSED.
The deadline to challenge a candidate nomination was September 18, 2018 at 4 p.m. The deadline for a candidate to withdraw was September 21 at 4 p.m.
Elections BC information for candidates:
A local elections candidate is someone seeking election as a mayor, councillor, electoral area director, board of education trustee, Islands Trust trustee, park board commissioner, park board member, advisory council member, regional trustee or local community commissioner.
The Candidate's Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C. provides detailed information for those considering running for elected office in B.C. Candidates are also required to file financial disclosure statements when they file nomination packages, annually while in office and upon leaving elected office.
There were new campaign financing rules for candidates in the 2018 General Local Elections. To view campaign financing requirements, click here.
A comprehensive guide to the rules is linked to below, as are the candidate campaign financing disclosure statement forms. All candidates must open a separate campaign account, use it for all financial transactions, and file a disclosure statement with Elections BC within 90 days after General Voting Day. If you have difficulty opening a campaign account at a savings institution, click here for a letter you can take to the institution that explains the legislated requirement.
If you have questions about the campaign financing rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, visit the Elections BC Local Elections FAQs page or contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a list of candidates disqualified from seeking office until after the 2018 General Local Elections, click here.
Qualifications for office:
All candidates must be:
- a Canadian Citizen;
- 18 years of age or older;
- a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
- not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
Resources for candidates:
- School District No. 48 Website
- British Columbia School Trustees Association
- School Act
- Elections BC – Rules for Candidates
- Local Government Act
- Community Charter
- Local Elections Campaign Financing Act
- Useful Videos for Candidates
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