General Local Elections 2022

The 2022 General Local Elections will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022

Qualified electors in 10 Electoral Areas (EAs) within the Thompson-Nicola Regional District will elect one person to the position of Director for a four-year mandate, ending in October of 2026. In the event that there is only one candidate in any of the EAs, that person will be acclaimed to the Director position.

Important Dates:
Jul 29 - Aug 23, 2022: Notice of Nomination period
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 (in EAs with only one candidate)
Oct 5, 2022: TNRD Advanced Voting Day
Oct 15, 2022: General Voting Day

A detailed list of important dates from ElectionsBC can be found here.

Information for Candidates

Important information for candidates on campaign financing and advertising rules can be found here.

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.

As of August 2, 2022, Candidate Nomination packages are now available to download. Nomination packages may also be picked up at the TNRD Civic Building 4th floor office, located at 465 Victoria St, Kamloops, B.C.

Nomination applications may be submitted to the Chief Election Officer or a designated person between August 30, 2022 and September 9, 2022. 

Elections staff have created an extensive Candidate Introduction Guide to the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.

On July, 28, 2022, TNRD Elections staff and a panel of Electoral Area Directors held a Candidate Information Meeting, which was held in person in the TNRD Board Room and virtually via Zoom. To view the meeting in its entirety, click here.

Electoral Area Maps:

Information for Voters

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 TNRD Electoral Area;
  • 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 one of the TNRD Electoral Areas: 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 one of the TNRD Electoral Areas: 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?

This section will be updated closer to the General Elections date, once polling station information is available.

Mail Ballot Voting

This section will be updated closer to the General Elections date, once polling station information is available.

Not sure which EA your property is located in? Click here to find Boundary Maps and search for your address.

Resources

Contact

1-877-377-6310
elections@tnrd.ca

Chief Election Officer: Deanna Campbell
Deputy Chief Election Officer: Agnese Saat

Questions on campaign financing and advertising rules should be directed to Elections BC, at 1-800-661-8683, or electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.

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