2022 General Election

Local Government Elections are held in British Columbia every four (4) years. The District of Peachland residents elect one (1) Mayor and six (6) Councillors. In Peachland, Council members are elected at-large which means the Mayor and Councillors represent the entire population rather than a geographical ward.

The District of Peachland Election is Saturday, October 15, 2022.

2022 Election - Important Dates:

July 18, 2022 - Pre-Campaign Period Begins
August 2, 2022 - Nomination Packages Available at District Office
August 30, 2022 - Nomination Period Begins @ 9:00AM
September 9, 2022 - Nomination Period Ends @ 4:00PM
September 9, 2022 - Declaration of Candidates
September 16, 2022 - Last Day to Withdraw Candidacy
September 16, 2022 - Deadline for Receiving Nomination Documents
September 16, 2022 - Pre-Campaign Period Ends
September 19, 2022 - Campaign Period Begins
September 19, 2022 - Declaration of Election by Voting
October 5, 2022 - Advance Voting Day
October 12, 2022 - Advance Voting Day
October 15, 2022 - Campaign Period Ends
October 15, 2022 - Election Day
October 15, 2022 - Mail Ballot Voting Deadline
October 15, 2022 - Announcement of Preliminary Election Results (After 8:00PM)

2022 Election and Assent Vote - Official Notices

Notice of Nomination
Notice of Applications for Scrutineers
Notice of Advance Voting

Local Government Elections

The Local Government Act establishes the regulations for elections, electors, candidates and any of their agents, and chief electoral officers. Local Government Elections are held every four years. The last was held October 20, 2018; the next will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Additional procedures and regulations are also outlined in the District of Peachland Election Procedures Bylaw No. 2235.

Referendums

A referendum is a popular vote used to obtain electoral approval on a matter being proposed by a legislative body. Typically voters are presented with a single question on a matter in which the legislative body has the authority to act.

Assent of the electors is obtained when a majority of valid votes are found to be in favour of the bylaw or question. If the bylaw or question fails to obtain the majority assent of the electors, then a local government must wait six months before it is permitted to hold another referendum on the same question or bylaw, provided that the Province of British Columbia approves.

The District of Peachland plans to include a referendum question on the ballot for the 2022 General Election. Click here for more information.

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