Open for Business Award - 2018 Winner
The District of Chetwynd is proud to have received the 2018 Open for Business Award!

Interested in Running for Council?

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has provided the following informational documents.  Please click on each item to open the link.

Thinking About Running for Local Office?

What Every Candidate Needs to Know

General Local Elections

General Local Elections 101


The Province of British Columbia created a four part series to help potential local government candidates answer questions that they may have before making the final decision to run for elected office.

Part 1: Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials (link is external)

Part 2: What is Local Government? (link is external)

Part 3: Testing Your Readiness for Local Office (link is external)

Part 4: Local Government Decision Making (link is external)

For more local election information and helpful videos, visit the Province of BC website  (link is external)and the Elections BC website (link is external).



To qualify as a candidate for local government office, at the time of nomination, a person must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.