The City of Quesnel will be hosting a pre-nominee information session for anyone thinking of running for local office.
Nomination forms for the offices of one mayor and six councillors will be available as of Aug. 17 at City Hall. They will be received by the Chief Election Officer, or a designated person, from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.
Municipal elections will be held across B.C. on Saturday, Oct. 15.
A pre-nominee information session that will provide important information and documentation for those considering candidacy will take place at City Hall Council Chambers starting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
“A second session may be held if warranted,” reads a City news release.
Bob Simpson, who was acclaimed as mayor of Quesnel in the 2018 B.C. municipal elections, confirmed earlier this year he would be seeking re-election. Last week most councillors said they had not yet decided whether they would be seeking another term or that it was too early to comment.
A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:
- Canadian Citizen
- 18 years of age on or before General Voting Day
- Resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed
- Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in B.C. or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office
The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act stipulates the 2022 campaign expense limits are $10,931.76 for mayor and $5,465.88 for councillor. Also, $809.84 for advertising limits apply for third-party advertising.
For more information, visit the City of Quesnel’s website or contact Rhya Hartley, Chief Election Officer, at 250-992-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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