The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has provided the following informational documents. Please click on each item to open the link.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE
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.