Election 2022

Election Results
The October 15 general local election has ended. View Official Results.

General local elections (and by-elections) are the most direct way for the public to influence their local government, school district, or other local governance body by choosing the individuals who will make decisions and govern on their behalf following general voting day. Learn more on the Elections BC website and the Province of BC website.

Who Can Vote?


Resident Electors

To vote in the City of North Vancouver election as a resident elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration or on General Voting Day;
  • Be a resident of the City of North Vancouver on the day of registration;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election.

Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) who have not yet become Canadian Citizens are not permitted to vote.


Non-Resident Property Electors

Non-resident property electors are individuals who own property in the City and live elsewhere in B.C. To vote as a non-resident property elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration or on General Voting Day;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election;
  • Be a registered owner of real property in the City for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  • Be registered as a non-resident property elector only in relation to one parcel of real property in the City; and
  • If applicable, have written consent from majority of registered owners.

Non-resident property electors must NOT hold the real property in trust for a corporation or another trust.


Squamish Nation Residents

Squamish Nation logoSḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) residents living on Reserve on Eslhá7an (Ustlawn – Mission 1 Reserve) are eligible to vote in the City’s general local election. For more information, review the Provincial Voter’s Guide for Electors Living on Reserve.

Resources for Candidates


Campaign Financing, Disclosure, and Election Advertising

Elections BC administers campaign financing, disclosure, and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. New campaign financing and advertising rules are in effect for the 2022 local general election. Candidates and third party advertisers are responsible for knowing the rules. For more information visit the Elections BC website.

Candidates and third party sponsors have expense limits that apply during the campaign period. Expense limits for the 2022 election were announced on May 31, 2022. Candidate Expense Limits for the City of North Vancouver are available on the Elections BC website. Third Party Expense Limits for the City of North Vancouver are also available on the Elections BC website.

All candidates are required to submit their financial disclosure documents to Elections BC for verification and publication, in compliance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. Financial disclosure statements can be viewed on the Elections BC website, when available.

For any questions regarding campaign financing, disclosure and advertising rules, please contact Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.


Provincial Information on Running for Office

The Province of BC has made the following resources available to help inform and guide individuals who are considering running for local office:

Links to additional resources are provided within the Candidate Nomination Packages.


Information for Newly Elected Officials

You've been elected to Council! Now what?

A new term on Council could easily feel overwhelming with a sudden influx of information on legislative requirements, policies, processes, commitments, and other protocols. 

To help our 2022 newly elected officials transition into their roles for the 2022-2026 term, a series of mandatory workshops and information sessions will be held approximately between October 24 to November 25 (during daytime working hours). Additional workshops and tours may be held later in the year (daytime and evening). Dates and times will be posted here, so that candidates can make arrangements in their schedules.

Elected officials should also anticipate various workshops to be scheduled throughout each year of the 4-year term regarding current topics of interest.

Candidate Nomination Documents

Election Declarations

The following election declarations will be posted in this section in accordance with legislated timelines:

 

Questions?

For any inquiries, please contact elections@cnv.org.

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