In BC, general local elections for mayor, councillors, regional district electoral area directors, regional district electoral area commissioners, and school board trustees are held every four years on the third Saturday of October.
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.
General local elections are a shared responsibility between local governments and Elections BC. General local elections are run in accordance with the Local Government Act, the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, the Community Charter, the School Act, and election related bylaws.
The nomination and election of local school trustees allows the community an important opportunity to lead and oversee our valuable investment in public education. Trustees are community leaders who come together in the context of a governance board in support of student success. The work is demanding, but important and rewarding.