Information for Candidates

Requirements to be a Candidate
Nomination Package
Other Resources for Candidates
Important Dates
When can candidates start campaigning?
Post Election Information
Elections Contact Information

Requirements to Be a Candidate

To be nominated, elected and hold office as a member of local government, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen;
  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older on general voting day (October 20, 2018);
  • Be a resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not be disqualified by 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.

Nomination Package

The following is the nomination package for candidates:

Click here to download the entire Nomination Package. [PDF - 4.2 MB]

A printed copy of the Nomination Package is also available for pick up during office hours at View Royal Town Hall.

Completed candidate nomination packages must be delivered to the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer by 4:00pm on September 14, 2018:

  • By hand, mail or other delivery service to: View Royal Town Hall, 45 View Royal Avenue, Victoria, BC, V9B 1A6
  • By fax to*: 250-727-9551
  • By email to*: info@viewroyal.ca
    *note: originals of nomination packages that were faxed or emailed must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30pm on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Other Resources for Candidates

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Governance and Structure Branch has published a series of election guides for the upcoming October 20, 2018 local election. The following materials are now available on the Ministry website at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/governance-powers/general-local-elections:

  • Candidate's Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C.
  • Elector Organization Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C.
  • General Local Elections 101
  • Thinking of Running for Local Office?
  • Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C. 
  • What Every Candidate Needs to Know

Other Links

Important Dates

September 4, 2018 Nomination Period Begins
9:00am, View Royal Town Hall
September 6, 2018 View Royal Candidate Information Session
7:00pm, View Royal Town Hall
September 14, 2018 Nomination Period Ends (Declaration of Candidates)
4:00pm, View Royal Town Hall
All nomination packages must be delivered to the Chief
Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer by 4:00pm.
(4:00pm, September 21 - deadline to receive original nomination
packages and for withdrawal of candidates)
September 22, 2018 Campaign Period Begins (until October 20)
September 24, 2018 Order of Names on Ballot Lot Draw
4:00pm, View Royal Town Hall
October 10, 2018 Advance Voting Opportunity #1
8:00am - 8:00pm, View Royal Town Hall
October 16, 2018 Advance Voting Opportunity #2
8:00am - 8:00pm, View Royal Town Hall
October 20, 2018 General Voting Day
8:00am - 8:00pm, View Royal Elementary School,
Eagle View Elementary School

October 22, 2018

Determination of Official Election Results
9:00am, View Royal Town Hall

October 24, 2018

Declaration of Official Election Results
3:30pm, View Royal Town Hall

October 24, 2018

Joint Council Orientation Session #1

5:00pm, Gorge Vale Golf Club

October 29, 2018 

Joint Council Orientation Session #2

5:00pm, Gorge Vale Golf Club

November 6, 2018

Inaugural Council Meeting
7:00pm, View Royal Town Hall
Newly elected officials sworn in.

November 8, 2018

View Royal Council Orientation

5:00pm (tentative), View Royal Town Hall

November 29, 2018

View Royal Strategic Planning Session #1

5:00pm (tentative), View Royal Town Hall

December 1, 2018

View Royal Strategic Planning Session #2

2:00pm (tentative), View Royal Town Hall

January 18, 2019

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement Filing Deadline

February 19, 2019

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement Late Filing Deadline

When can candidates begin campaigning?

There are no time restrictions for people to go out and talk to others to let them know they plan to run for office.  Nomination Period officially begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and runs until 4:00pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 at which point the Chief Election Officer will make a declaration of candidates.

Post Election Information

Election results will be tabulated very shortly after the polls close on general voting day and the preliminary results will be announced at View Royal Elementary School. Immediately thereafter, results will be posted on the Town’s website and notice board as well as on the CivicInfo BC website (https://www.civicinfo.bc.ca).

The Chief Election Officer will determine the official election results at 9:00am on Monday, October 22, 2018 at View Royal Town Hall, 45 View Royal Avenue. All candidates are welcome to be present at this time. 

The Chief Election Officer will declare the official election results at 3:30pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at View Royal Town Hall, 45 View Royal Avenue.

Elections Contact Information

  • Chief Election Officer, Ken Schaalje - 250-652-6884
  • Deputy Chief Election Officer, Elena Bolster - 250-479-6800, info@viewroyal.ca