Thinking of Running for Office?

Any Canadian citizen who is eligible to vote in the province of British Columbia is qualified to run for election as a Council member, unless he or she:

  • works for the Village of Alert Bay (unless a leave of absence is taken to run, and the person agrees to resign, if elected);

  • is a Federal public service employee (unless they have first requested and obtained prior permission from the Public Service Commission of Canada);

  • is a Provincial Court, Supreme Court or Court of Appeal judge;

  • has been convicted of an indictable offence and is in custody;

  • is involuntarily committed to a psychiatric or other institution; OR

  • has been disqualified under the Community Charter or Local Government Act, or any law in force in British Columbia (e.g. guilty of an election offence, failing to file a campaign financing disclosure statement, etc.).

Candidates do not need to live or own property in the Village; however, they must have resided in British Columbia for at least six consecutive months before filing nomination documents. For more information about becoming a candidate, pick up a nomination package at the Village of Alert Bay or print the package at home (below)

Nomination Package Documents:

Candidates may file nomination papers with the Chief Election Officer at the Village Office during the Nomination Period starting at 9:00 am Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and ending at 4:00 pm Friday, September 14, 2018, excluding holidays. Those persons unable to deliver nominations in person may swear the documents before a commissioner for taking affidavits in BC and mail, deliver or fax documents to the attention of the Chief Election Officer by the deadline; however, if sent by facsimile, the CEO must receive the originals by 4:00 pm on Friday, September 21, 2018. From the time of receipt, the nomination documents are available to the public for inspection at the Village Office.

An All Candidates’ Meeting will be held Wednesday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM at the Royal Canadian Legion at 79 Maple Road. The meeting is hosted by John Rowell. Candidate information will also be posted at

The final list of candidates will be available on September 21, 2018 after 4:00 pm (which is the last day for a candidate to withdraw). In accordance with the Local Government Act, at 4:00 pm on September 24, 2018, the CEO will declare Election by Voting, or Candidates Elected by Acclamation.