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Notice of Nomination

August 8, 2018
News Release

Notice of nomination

Public notice is given to the electors of the City of Quesnel that nominations for the offices of one Mayor and six Councillors will be received by the Chief Election Officer, or a designated person, from 9:00 am Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to 4:00 pm Friday, September 14, 2018.

Nominations will be received in the following ways:

  • Hand, mail or other delivery service to the City of Quesnel, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel BC V2J 7J5
  • Fax to 250-991-7496
  • Email to cityhall@quesnel.ca

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

Nomination forms are available from the Chief Election Officer, or designated person, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, at City Hall, 410 Kinchant Street.

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 on or before Saturday, October 20, 2018 (General Voting Day);
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 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 British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

Campaign Expense Limit

The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act stipulates the following campaign expense limits are 10,000 for Mayor and $5,000 for Councillor. Also, $750 for advertising limits apply for third party advertising.

Pre-Nominee Information Session

Thinking about running for office during the 2018 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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
City Hall Council Chambers at 410 Kinchant Street (4th Floor)

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 and key-contact information.

For more information please contact Gina Albers, Chief Election Officer, at 250-992-2111 or 
galbers@quesnel.ca

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