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2018 General Local Elections

General local elections will be held October 20, 2018.

On October 20, 2018 District of Summerland voters will choose one mayor and up to six councillors for a term of four years. Voters will also choose one school trustee. For more information about the municipal election, click the relevant picture below. For information about the school trustee election, click here.

Thinking about running for Mayor, Councillor, or School Board Trustee?

An exciting and engaging Candidate Information Session will be held on August 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers at Municipal Hall, 13211 Henry Ave. Please join us if you're considering running!

Nomination packages are now available at Municipal Hall located at 13211 Henry Ave, Summerland.


Information for Candidates

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Click here find out what you need to know to
run in the upcoming general local elections.

Information for Voters

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Click here find out what you need to know to
vote in the upcoming general local elections.


Important Dates

DATE EVENT
March 13 Last day to meet 6-month BC residency requirement for candidates submitting nomination documents on Sept 14.
April 19 Last day to meet 6-month BC residency requirement for registering on general voting day (Oct 20)
July 27 Candidate packages available at Municipal Hall, 13211 Henry Ave, Summerland, BC [view map]
August 21 Candidate Information Session - 6:30 PM at Municipal Hall, 13211 Henry Ave.
Everyone interested in learning what is involved in being on Municipal Council or the School Board is encouraged to attend.
September 4 Start of Nomination Period (9:00 AM)
September 5 Recruitment of Election Officials begins
September 14 End of Nomination Period (4:00 PM); and
Declaration of candidates (4:00 PM).
September 19 Last day to meet 30-day jurisdiction residency / property ownership requirement for registering
on general voting day (Oct 20)
September 21 Deadline for withdrawal of candidates (4:00 PM); and
End of Election Period (12:00 midnight).
September 22 Start of Campaign Period
September 24 Declaration of election by voting or acclamation (4:00 PM)
October 5 Election Officials training session and pick up of supplies
October 10 ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY  (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
October 16 ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
October 20 GENERAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM);
End of Campaign Period (8:00 PM); and
Announcement of preliminary results.
October 22-24 Determination and declaration of official results (4:00 PM deadline on Oct 24)