While this fall’s local government elections are still a few months away, the nomination process for potential candidates is underway in the Regional District of Central Okanagan.
Nomination papers are now available for the Regional District of Central Okanagan Director and School Trustee elections on Nov. 15.
Packages are also available for those thinking of running for council or school trustee in Kelowna and West Kelowna.
Those people picking up nomination papers for the Central Okanagan East and Central Okanagan West electoral area directors elections and the School District No. 23 Zone 1 (Central Okanagan East Electoral area and District of Lake Country) and Zone 2 (Central Okanagan West Electoral Area, District of Peachland and Westbank First Nation reserves #9 and #10) elections have from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 to file their completed nomination papers. Late nominations will not be accepted.
Two qualified electors from the jurisdiction for which a person is nominated must sign the nomination papers of any potential candidate. As well, candidates must be a Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age on election day, have lived in B.C. for six months and not be disqualified from voting. Candidates are not required to live in the jurisdiction in which they are running. Successful candidates will sit for a four-year term, which expires in the fall of 2018.
Potential candidates in the Regional District elections should contact the chief election officer or deputy election officer in order to book an appointment prior to the deadline to ensure their nomination papers are complete. Appointments can be booked by calling 250-763-4918 and asking for the election officials.