Local government elections for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees are held every four years. The next General Voting Day for the local government election is October 15, 2022.
Voters will elect one Mayor and six Councillors to Quesnel City Council.
|Election period||Saturday, January 1, 2022 – Friday, September 16, 2022|
|Candidate Information Session||August 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm|
|Nomination packages available||Wednesday, August 17, 2022.|
|Nomination period||Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – Friday, September 9, 2022|
|Pre-campaign period||Monday, July 18, 2022 – Friday, September 16, 2022|
|Campaign period||Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Saturday, October 15, 2022|
|General Voting Day||Saturday, October 15, 2022|
|Campaign financing disclosure statement filing deadline||Friday, January 13, 2023|
|Campaign financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee||Monday, February 13, 2023|
For more details, visit Elections BC website.
Voters who live within the City of Quesnel boundaries
- Register at the time of voting
- Canadian Citizen
- 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day
- Resident of BC for a least 6 months immediately preceding voting day
- Resident of the City of Quesnel, or registered owner of real property in the City of Quesnel, for 30 days immediately before voting
- Not otherwise disqualified by law from voting
- Bring 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a name and signature) at the time of voting. If the second required piece of identification is not available, voters must sign a declaration(s) for residency and/or identify at the time of voting. Picture identification is not necessary.
Property owners who live outside of Quesnel
ALL Non-Resident Property voters must also prove they are entitled to register to vote in relation to the property (i.e. 2022 Property Tax Notice) and provide written consent from a majority of the other property owners of the property. The Consent Form 2-8 must be completed prior to voting. For more information, please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250-992-2111.
Voters who don't live or own property within the City of Quesnel
CANNOT vote for mayor and councillors.
Voters are able to choose from multiple locations and dates that is most convenient to them to cast their single ballot.
General Voting Day
Saturday, October 15 | 8 am - 8 pm
- Quesnel City Hall
410 Kinchant Street
- Correlieu Secondary School
850 Anderson Drive
- Dragon Lake Elementary School
2655 Quesnel-Hydraulic Road
Advance Voting Days
Wednesday, October 5 | 8 am - 8 pm
- Quesnel City Hall
410 Kinchant Street
Saturday, October 8 | 8 am - 8 pm
- Quesnel City Hall
410 Kinchant Street
Tuesday, October 11 | 11 am - 4 pm (Pending confirmaton)
- CNC/UNBC Campus
100 Campus Way
Special Voting Opportunities
These opportunities will be held at the following facilities for residents/patients of these facilities only. Dates and times to be determined.
- Dunrovin Park Lodge
900 St Laurent Avenue
- Maeford Place Assisted Living
574 Kinchant Street
- Fraser Village Senior Citizens Apartments
451 Front Street
- GR Baker Memorial Hospital
543 Front Street
If you are unable to vote at any of the advance, general or special voting opportunities during the election, you may apply for a mail ballot.
How to request a mail ballot package
Mail ballot voting is offered to all eligible voters and can be applied for by contacting the City’s Chief Election Officer:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 250-991-7471
Deadline to apply to vote by mail and pick up a mail ballot package at City Hall is 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 13.
Deadline to submit mail ballots to the Chief Election Officer is 4:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2022. Ballots can be returned in person at City Hall or by mail.
Election officials are trained on how to help voters with accessibility challenges.
Getting help marking your ballot
Voters can get help marking their ballot if they have a disability or difficulty reading or writing. Election officials are available to assist voters who otherwise would be unable to mark or read their ballot.
Voting place accessibility
All advance voting places and all general voting opportunities are wheelchair accessible. Voters who can’t enter a voting place, can vote outside the building (at the curb or in the parking lot). Eligible voters will need 2 pieces of ID, or be prepared to sign declarations for missing secondary ID.
For more information
Rhya Hartley, Chief Election Officer, at 250-992-2111 or email@example.com.
Nomination packages will be available as of Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Candidates must meet certain qualifications when running for office in the 2022 Local Government Election.
- Be at least 18 years of age on general voting day
- Be a Canadian citizen
- Have been a resident of British Columbia for six months immediately prior to filing nomination documents; and,
- Not be 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.
Other important notes for candidates:
- You do not need to live in the City of Quesnel boundaries to run for Quesnel City Council.
- If you currently work for the City of Quesnel, you must provide notice in writing to the City of Quesnel of your consent to being nominated, and take a leave of absence on the day you give notice, or the first day the Nomination Period begins, or whichever is later.
- If you currently work for the Quesnel School District, you must provide notice in writing to the Quesnel School District of your consent to being nominated, and take a leave of absence on the day you give notice, or the first day the Nomination Period begins, or whichever is later.
- Federal employees must request and obtain permission from the Public Service Commission.
- You must be nominated by two eligible electors of the City of Quesnel.
Thinking about running for office during the 2022 Local Government Election, or are you a member of the public that would like to learn more about the role of an elected official? If yes, then you will want to attend the City of Quesnel’s Pre-Nominee Information Session.
Discussion topics include: who may run for office; being an elected official (term of office, time commitment, major types of issues, remuneration, ethics of elected officials, elected officials and local government staff roles); nominations; election campaign offences and penalties/fines, important dates, key-contact information, and a Q+A session.
August 16, 2022 at 4:30 pm
City Hall, Council Chambers
410 Kinchant St
For more information please contact Rhya Hartley, Chief Election Officer, at 250-992-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be informed, review the guides and resources below.
City of Quesnel
- Guide to Political Signs in the City of Quesnel
- Political Campaign Sign Bylaw No. 1875, 2019 - Consolidated
- 100 Meter Polling Maps
Elections BC administers campaign financing and advertising rules for local elections and assent voting in B.C. under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
- Local Elections Campaign Financing (IMPORTANT guides and forms)
- Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Candidates
- Running for Local Office (videos, guides and resources)
Local Elections Legislation
Campaign Financing, Election Advertising and Third Party Sponsors
P.O. Box 9275, Stn. Prov. Govt.
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J6
Toll Free: 1-855-952-0280
Toll Free Fax: 1-866-466-0665
Election Legislative and/or General Inquiries
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
P.O. Box 9839 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, B.C. V8W 9T1
Telephone: 250-387-4022 (Victoria)
Telephone: 604-660-2421 (Vancouver)
Toll Free: 1-800-663-7867
Expression of Interest - Deputy Chief Election Officer and, Election Officials (25)
The City of Quesnel is seeking one (1) Deputy Chief Election Officer and twenty-five (25) Election Officials to assist with the October 15, 2022 Local Government Election and/or Additional Voting Opportunities, as determined. As per the City’s Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy to ensure a safe workplace, contractors, volunteer firefighters, and other volunteers entering a City owned and/or operated facility or worksite interacting with City staff will be required to be fully vaccinated. Contractors working with the public on behalf of the City are also required to be vaccinated.