Election nomination period open until Friday, Oct. 10

Get your paperwork in by Oct. 10 to run for seats on local government.

The nomination period for those interested in running in the 2014 City of Kelowna general local election is now open.

Nominations papers may now be filed at the Office of the City Clerk at Kelowna City Hall. Individuals have until 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 to submit their forms.

“If you are interested in filing nomination papers for city council or trustee for School District No. 23, making an appointment ahead of time is recommended,” says chief election officer Karen Needham.

The number of nominators required to nominate a candidate for council is 25, while the trustee’s number of nominators remains at two. Nominators must be eligible to vote in Kelowna. A nomination deposit of $100 is required.

Candidates must have lived in the province for the past six months, be a Canadian citizen and be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, Saturday, Nov.15. The successful candidates will sit for the new four-year term, which ends in the fall of 2018.

Individuals who have successfully filed nominations papers will be declared candidates following the close of the nomination period at 4 p.m. Oct. 10.

Residents are encouraged to visit the election website at kelowna.ca/election for links to voter, candidate and general election information.  Follow the 2014 General Local Election on social media (hashtag #kelownavotes) or through e-Subscribe updates.