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Local Election 2022


Municipalities and Regional Districts hold elections every four (4) years. The District of Barriere's Council consists of one (1) Mayor, and six (6) Councillors. The last general local election was held in 2018.  This year, 2022, is another election year.  General Election Day is on October 15, 2022.  

Are you thinking of running for office (Mayor or Councillor)?  There is a lot of information to sort through if you're thinking of running. The Province has a great webpage for residents that are thinking of running in their local election. Click here to go through the information and to watch some helpful videos

Nomination Packages

For candidates, nomination packages are available for pickup at the District of Barriere Office ("the Ridge", 4936 Barriere Town Road), as of August 2, 2022 during regular office hours (Monday - Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, excluding Statutory holidays)

An electronic copy of the nomination package can also be requested. For information on how to request an electronic copy of the nomination package, please click here.

Key Dates 

*For convenience purposes only
Last update: June 24, 2022

Important Dates:
Aug 2, 2022: Nomination packages available for pick-up or via electronic copy by request to:
Aug 30 - Sep 9, 2022: Period to submit nomination packages
Sep 13, 2022: Last day to challenge nomination and for candidates to withdraw
Sep 19, 2022: Notice of Election or Declaration of Acclamation

Oct 1, 2022: First Advanced Voting Opportunity
Oct 5, 2022: Second Advanced Voting Opportunity
Oct 15, 2022: General Voting Day

Who has picked up a Nomination Package? 

1. Alan Fortin - Councillor

2. Colin McInnis - Councillor

3. Robert Kerslake - Councillor

4. Judy Armstrong - Councillor

5. Ward Stamer - Mayor

6. Scott Kershaw - Councillor

7. Marguerite Dodds - Councillor

8. Michelle Rutschke - Councillor

9. Donna Kibble - Councillor

*Last updated: 4:30pm August 12, 2022

Information for Candidates

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

A person is qualified to be elected and hold office if they meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • Canadian citizen;
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months immediately prior to the date of nomination (August 30, 2022); and
  • Are not disqualified under this Act or any other enactment from voting in British Columbia, or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified.

If you are thinking of running for elected office,  learn about the role you will play and the impact you will have on your community as an elected official by downloading this helpful PDF document.

Campaign Financing & Advertising

Important information for candidates on campaign financing and advertising rules are available through Elections BC which can be found here. Candidates are encouraged to read over this information carefully & to contact Elections BC with any questions.

Information for Voters

Voting Eligibility Requirements

There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of qualified electors will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • Canadian citizen;
  • resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • resident of, or registered owner of real property for at least 30 days in the District of Barriere;
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.
What to Do If:

I live in the District of Barriere: Resident Electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

I own property but do not live in the the District of Barriere: Non-Resident Electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, provide proof of ownership (such as a tax assessment, certificate of title, transfer papers, etc.), and, if there is more than one owner, provide written consent from a majority of the property owners to one owner voting. 

Signed forms may be sent back with mail ballots or submitted on voting day.

Additional Information

A person may only vote once per election, even if they own multiple properties or are a resident in multiple properties. A person cannot vote on behalf of a corporation, or as a non-resident property elector based on a property owned wholly or in part by a corporation.

Where Do I Vote?

All advanced voting opportunities & general voting day, take place at "the Ridge", 4936 Barriere Town Road, Barriere BC, V0E-1E0

Mail Ballot Voting

Voters wishing to vote via Mail Ballot, must register to do so. Information on how to register for a mail ballot will be available early September. 

Stay tuned over the coming months for more information on how you can participate in your local election (as a candidate and/or voter) as this page will continue to be updated.

Tasha Buchanan, Chief Election Officer