Information on the 2022 General Election

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NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the offices of Mayor (1 to be elected) and Councillor (4 to be elected) will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, By hand, mail or other delivery service from 9:00 am August 30, 2022 to 4:00 pm September 9, 2022 excluding statutory holidays and weekends. They can be delivered to: The Village of Hazelton, PO Box 40, 4310 Field Street Hazelton, BC, V0J 1Y0

OR by fax to 250-842-5152 or email to info@hazelton.ca from 9:00 am August 30, 2022 to 4:00 pm September 9, 2022.

Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 pm on September 16, 2022.

Interested persons can obtain information on the requirements and procedures for making nominations including nomination forms at the Village Office, 4310 Field Street and at www.wordpress-532879-1706268.cloudwaysapps.com/2022election  from August 2, 2022 until the close of the nomination period.

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 or older on general voting day October 15, 2022;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed and;
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or  being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act,for the 2022 general local election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:

                Mayor                    $10,797.83                          

                Councillor              $5,398.92

            THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 general local elections, the following third party advertising limits apply: $809.84

For further information on the nomination process, please contact:

Robyn Carlé, Chief Election Officer

Brian Doddridge, Deputy Chief Election Officer

250-842-5991

For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC:

Toll-free phone 1-855-952-0280 |  Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca |  Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS

Beginning Tuesday August 30, 2022 until the close of general voting for the election on Saturday October 15, 2022, a copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection, at the Village of Hazelton office, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Before inspecting the list, a person must sign a statement that they will not inspect the list, make copies, or use the information included in the list except for the purposes of Part 3 – Electors and Elections of the Local Government Act. 

REQUEST TO OMIT OR OBSCURE

An elector may request that their address or other personal information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors. The elector must contact the Chief Election Officer or the Deputy Election Officer to make this request

OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022.  An objection must be in writing and an objection may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the Village of Hazelton and only on the basis that a person whose name appears on the list of electors has died or is not qualified to register as an elector of the Village of Hazelton.