1Mayfield Lake area Evacuation Alert | Mayfield Lake area Evacuation Alert Read More


2Dean River Alert #2 | Dean River Alert #2 Read More


3Narcosli Creek Area #3 Evacuation Alert | Narcosli Creek Area #3 Evacuation Alert Read More


4Electoral Area I Boundary West to Michelle Bazaeko FSR Evacuation Alert | Electoral Area I Boundary West to Michelle Bazaeko FSR Evacuation Alert Read More


5Evacuation Alert Intersection of Upper Dog Creek Road and Gustafson Dog Creek FSR Area | Evacuation Alert Intersection of Upper Dog Creek Road and Gustafson Dog Creek FSR Area Read More


Go to Emergency Operations Centre page for all notices

Klinaklini Lake Area Evacuation Order | Klinaklini Lake Area Evacuation Order Read More


Evacuation Order for Dean River North including Ulkatcho First Nations and Itcha Ilgachuz Park | Evacuation Order for Dean River North including Ulkatcho First Nations and Itcha Ilgachuz Park Read More


Southwest Narcosli Creek Area #2 Evacuation Order | Southwest Narcosli Creek Area #2 Evacuation Order Read More


Evacuation order expanded for north western CRD Boundary to west of Nazko | Evacuation order expanded for north western CRD Boundary to west of Nazko Read More


Evacuation Order issued for Tatelkuz Lake area | Evacuation Order Read More


Go to Emergency Operations Centre page for all notices

Elections & Assent Voting

Local government elections in British Columbia are currently held every 4 years. This includes elections for mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors and school trustees. 

Residents, as well as persons that own property within the jurisdiction of the local government but do not reside there, may be eligible to vote provided eligibility requirements of the Local Government Act are met.

By-elections may be held if the office of a director becomes vacant.

In addition to elections and by-elections, the Regional District may also hold an assent vote (referendum) to obtain the assent of the electors on a proposed service or other matter.

Current Assent Votes (Referendums)

Interlakes Fire Truck Referendum

An assent vote to replace two fire trucks for the Interlakes Area Fire Protection Service is being held on Aug. 18, 2018 for eligible voters within the Interlakes Area Fire Protection Service boundary. Advance voting will take place on Aug. 8 and Aug. 13, 2018. Find scrutineer applications, bylaw details, mail ballots (as they become available) and more information about the project on our Volunteer Fire Department page.

North Cariboo Airport Service Referendum

An assent vote for a proposed North Cariboo Airport Service for eligible voters in Electoral Areas A, B, C and I will take place in conjunction with the general local elections on Oct. 20, 2018. Find scrutineer applications, bylaw details, mail ballots (as they become available) and more information about the project on our Airports page.

2018 Local Elections

The next general local elections in B.C. will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. 

Nomination Packages Available

The CRD's nomination package is now available. For information about the nomination process, you can download the complete information package (7MB) or download the documents individually in the sidebar (below on mobile).

Complete the Candidate Nomination Package (fillable PDF) and submit it to the Chief Election Officer/Deputy Election Officer at the CRD office in Williams Lake between 9:00am September 4, 2018 and 4:00pm September 14, 2018. Nomination Documents will NOT be received after 4:00 p.m. on September 14, 2018.

Nomination Documents may be delivered by hand, mail, facsimile or other delivery service. Originals of faxed or emailed Nomination Documents must be received by September 21, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at the Cariboo Regional District office in Williams Lake. A Nomination Deposit is not required.

The CRD requires two qualified electors to nominate a candidate.

Candidates must meet the following criteria in order to be nominated:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • 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.

Running for Local Office

Elected officials are entrusted with making decisions that directly affect the daily lives of residents, families, local business owners and many others in the local community. If you’re thinking of running for local office, part of the decision-making process may include considering the role you will play, how best you can serve your community, and the impact you will have as an elected official.   

The videos (in the sidebar or below on mobile) give potential candidates information to help them with answers to questions they may have before making the decision to run for local office.

Additional election information can be found at elections.bc.ca or the provincial government website.

Elections Map

Use our interactive map to determine which Electoral Area or Municipality your property falls within. To use the search function (magnifying glass) in the top right hand corner of the map, simply type your address in the search bar and search. The pop-up will tell you which Electoral Area or Municipality you are in.

Helpful Links

For more election resources, please visit the provincial government website.

For information about campaign financing, election advertising and third party sponsor rules, contact Elections BC.

Running for Office

CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE LOCALLY ELECTED OFFICIALS

WHAT IS LOCAL GOVERNMENT?

LOCAL GOVERNMENT DECISION MAKING

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELECTED OFFICIALS


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