REGIONAL DISTRICT OF BULKLEY-NECHAKO 2018 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS

NOTICE OF NOMINATION

Public Notice is given to the electors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako that a general election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 to elect seven (7) Directors for a 4-year term commencing November 2018 for the following Electoral Areas:

One (1) Director to be elected for Electoral Area “A” (Smithers Rural)

One (1) Director to be elected for Electoral Area “B” (Burns Lake Rural)

One (1) Director to be elected for Electoral Area “C” (Fort St. James Rural)

One (1) Director to be elected for Electoral Area “D” (Fraser Lake Rural)

One (1) Director to be elected for Electoral Area “E” (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural)

One (1) Director to be elected for Electoral Area “F” (Vanderhoof Rural)

One (1) Director to be elected for Electoral Area “G” (Houston Rural)

Nominations for qualified candidates will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person as follows:

By hand, mail or other delivery service: Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako, P.O. Box 820, 37-3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0

From 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

To    4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018 Excluding statutory holidays and weekends

By fax to: (250) 692-3305

By email to: cheryl.anderson@rdbn.bc.ca

From 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 4, 2018

To    4:00 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018

Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 pm on Friday, September 21, 2018.

Nomination documents are available at the Regional District Office, 37-3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory holidays and weekends, and may also be picked up at the following Municipal Offices during regular business hours:

  • Town of Smithers, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0
  • Village of Telkwa, 1415 Hankin Ave., Telkwa, B.C., V0J 2X0
  • District of Houston, 3367 - 12thStreet, Houston, B.C., V0J 1Z0
  • Village of Granisle, 1 McDonald Avenue, Granisle, B.C., V0J 1W0
  • Village of Fraser Lake, 210 Carrier Crescent, Fraser Lake, B.C., V0J 1S0
  • District of Vanderhoof, 160 Connaught Street, Vanderhoof, B.C., V0J 3A0
  • District of Fort St. James, 477 Stuart Drive West, Fort St. James, B.C., V0J 1P0

**Nomination Papers will not be accepted at the Municipal Offices**

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

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 or older on general voting day;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local election, the following expense limit for candidates during the campaign period applies:  Electoral Area Director - $5,000.00

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2018 general local elections, the third party advertising limit is $750.00

 

For further information on the nomination process, please contact:

Cheryl Anderson, Chief Election Officer

Geraldine Craven, Deputy Chief Election Officer

Wendy Wainwright, Deputy Chief Election Officer

Phone: 1-800-320-3339 or (250) 692-3195

For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC:

Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280

Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca

Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf