Kamloops, BC – September 21, 2022 – Elections will be conducted for the position of Director in six TNRD Electoral Areas. The TNRD is providing convenient options for eligible residents to vote in the 2022 General Local Elections, including the opportunity to vote by mail.
Election by Voting will be held in:
- Electoral Area “A” (Wells Gray Country);
- Electoral Area “E” (Bonaparte Plateau);
- Electoral Area “I” (Blue Sky Country);
- Electoral Area “J” (Copper Desert Country);
- Electoral Area “L” (Grasslands); and
- Electoral Area “P” (Rivers and the Peaks).
To view the official Declaration of Election notice, click here.
The Chief Election Officer has declared Election by Acclamation for the office of Director in Electoral Areas “B” (Thompson Headwaters), “M” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – North), “N” (Beautiful Nicola Valley – South), and “O” (Lower North Thompson). Only one candidate has filed nomination papers in each of these Electoral Areas. To view the office Declaration of Acclamation, click here.
“In our Electoral Areas where elections will be taking place, we want all residents to know whether they are eligible to vote, where and when they can vote, and to exercise their right and do just that: vote,” stated Chief Election Officer Deanna Campbell. “We want voting to be as accessible as possible, and our TNRD Elections staff are available to help voters who have questions.”
General Voting Day is on October 15, 2022. On General Voting Day, polling stations will be open from 8 am to 8 pm in TNRD Electoral Areas where an election has been declared. Pop-Up Polls will also be available in a number of TNRD communities on General Voting Day.
Advanced Voting Days for all Electoral Areas where an election has been declared will take place on October 5, 2022 and October 12, 2022 from 8 am to 8 pm, at the TNRD Civic Building 4th Floor (465 Victoria St., Kamloops B.C.). Additional advanced polling opportunities will be available in Electoral Area “I,” Electoral Area “E” and Electoral Area “A” between October 6 and 14, 2022, following the Thompson-Nicola Regional Library Bookmobile schedule.
Mail Ballot Voting is now available for all eligible voters in TNRD elections. Applications to receive a mail ballot can be filled out online, on the TNRD General Local Elections webpage, or in-person at the TNRD Civic Building office. To submit a Mail Ballot Application electronically, click here.
“Mail Ballot Voting has been expanded in the TNRD for the 2022 General Local Elections, and applications take only a couple of minutes to fill out on our website,” Campbell said. “Voting at polling locations will be accessible for all voters, but we do encourage residents to take advantage of voting by mail ballot if this option is convenient for them.”
For full details of dates, hours and locations of polling stations, please view the official Notice of Election Voting, by clicking here.
To find more Information for Voters including Voting Eligibility Requirements, visit www.tnrd.ca/elections-2022, or contact TNRD Elections staff. Profiles of candidates in all 10 Electoral Areas will also be published on this webpage in the coming days.
Deanna Campbell, Chief Election Officer
Thompson-Nicola Regional District
Tel.: 250 377-6310