Municipal Elections, Vancouver Island

In all of British Columbia, general elections happen every 3 years for mayors, councillors, regional district area directors, school board trustees and Islands trust trustee pursuant to the BC Local Government Act. They are all voted in on a 3 year term. Voting takes place the third Saturday in November, which would be November 19th this year.

You are eligible to vote if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen

  • You are at least 18 years of age on general voting day

  • You have lived in BC at least 6 months before you register to vote

  • You have lived in the municipality, regional district or school district where you plan to vote for at least 30 days before you register to vote

You may register at your regional district office or at the voting place. Here are some voting links to cities on Vancouver Island:

The Capital Regional District(Southern Tip/Victoria)

North Cowichan District(Duncan/Chemainus)

Regional District of Nanaimo(Ladysmith to Qualicum Beach)

Alberni-Clayquot Regional District(Port Alberni - Tofino)

Comox Valley Regional District

Strathcona Regional District (Oyster River - Gold River - Kyuquot)

Mount Waddington Regional District(Woss - Port Hardy)

All of these links will have candidate information so take some time to learn about the leader's in your community and vote!

Voter turn-out has been dropping lower and lower over the years. Voting is a simple way of being involved in your world, province, city and municipality - every vote counts and it's extremely important! The best way to be involved in democracy is by voting! It's QUICK, SIMPLE and necessary to form the world and community you want to see. We hope to see everyone out on November 19th!


chrisale said…
For folks in the Alberni Valley that are on Facebook there is a very active Facebook Group where candidates for mayor, council and directors are interacting with citizens.

It's at:

Or search for "Alberni Valley Municipal Elections"
s. said…
Thank you for your comment!

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