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The next general local election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018

BCSTA Guide for School Trustee Candidates

Local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years. This includes elections for mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors, school trustees, trustees for the Islands Trust, local community commissioners and park board commissioners.

The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act – enacted in 2014 – was created to enhance campaign financing rules and ensure greater accountability and transparency in local elections.

The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act separates the rules that regulate election advertising and campaign financing disclosure from the more procedural rules that apply generally to local elections administration.

Local government elections are held on the third Saturday in October. Board of education trustees elections are also be held on the same four-year cycle.

More information on local government elections can be found on the Government of BC website.

Other helpful links:

Elections BC
Local Elections FAQ
Local Government Act
School Trustee Election Procedures and Nomination information
BC School Trustees Association
AP 416 – School Board Employees Seeking Election To and Serving Public Office