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City of Powell River By-Election - Saturday April 6th, 2019

The City of Powell River will be holding a By-Election on Saturday April 6th, 2019, where one Councillor will be elected for the remaining part of a four-year term.


Key By-Election Dates
Friday, January 25 Nomination Packages Available
Tuesday, February 19 at 9:00 am Nomination Submission Period Starts
Friday, March 1 at 4:00 pm Deadline to Submit Nomination Packages
Friday, March 1 after 4:00 pm Declaration of Candidates
Tuesday, March 5 Deadline to Challenge a Nomination
Friday, March 8 Last Day to Withdraw from being a Candidate
Friday, March 22 Mail Ballots Available for Pickup and Mail-out
Wednesday, March 27 1st Advance Voting Opportunity
Wednesday, April 3 2nd Advance Voting Opportunity
Saturday, April 6 General Voting Day
Saturday, April 6 (after close of voting) Preliminary Results
Monday, April 8 Declaration of Official Results

General Local Election Information

Previous Election Information is available through CivicInfoBC

The Local Government Branch of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has excellent resources, videos and reading materials, which can be found using this link: General Local Elections 


For information about campaign financing, disclosure requirements, investigations, and enforcing campaign financing and third-party advertising provisions go to the Local By-Elections page at Elections BC.

Candidate Information

Nomination packages for City Councillor will be available for pick up starting Friday, January 25, 2019 at City Hall, 6910 Duncan Street, Powell River. 

The nomination submission period starts at 9:00 am on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 and will end at 4:00 pm Friday, March 1, 2019.  The final day to challenge a nomination is Tuesday, March 5, 2019; and the final day for a candidate to withdraw from the election is Friday, March 8, 2019.

A Candidates List will be posted to this webpage as soon as nominations are received.

Please call City Hall to make an appointment to file nomination documents. From the time of receipt, nomination documents are available for public inspection at City Hall.

Election Signage Placement: Please click on this heading for Election Signage Placement Information

Financing and AdvertisingElections BC is responsible for managing campaign financing disclosure requirements, investigations, and enforcing the campaign financing and third-party advertising provisions set out in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. For more information, go to the Elections BC Website, or contact them at 1-855-952-0280 or 



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