Chilliwack Municipal Election 2018: key dates and voting locations

When and where to vote in the October 20 election

On Oct. 20, local voters will go to the polls to choose a new mayor, city council and school board.

Voters in certain specific areas – for example: Columbia Valley, Chilliwack River Valley, Popkum – will also elect directors for the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) board. And residents and leaseholders in Cultus Lake Park will elect a Cultus Lake Park Board.

Here are some links to important information possible candidates need to know, followed by some key dates leading up to the 2018 general local elections on Oct. 20.

Anyone who is a Canadian citizen, 18 or older on voting day, a resident of B.C. for at least six months leading up to voting day, and not otherwise disqualified by the Local Government Act, can run for local office.

Visit the City of Chilliwack’s “Running for Office” page for more details.

The Chief Election officer for the 2018 Local Government Election is P. Carol Friesen.

If you have any election questions call 604-793-2986.

Some key dates to note for the election:

ELECTION PERIOD

Monday, January 1, 2018 – Friday, September 21, 2018

NOMINATION PERIOD

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018

CAMPAIGN PERIOD

Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018

ADVANCE VOTING DAYS – Chilliwack City Hall

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESIDENTS, FAMILY MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES AT CGH/BRADLEY CENTRE AND CASCADE MANOR

Friday, October 19, 2018 – 8:00 am to 12:00 pm at Chilliwack General Hospital/Bradley Centre, 45600 Menholm Road

Friday, October 19, 2018 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Cascade Manor, 45586 McIntosh Drive

GENERAL VOTING DAY

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following locations:

Chilliwack Middle School Gymnasium, 46354 Yale Road

Evergreen Hall, 9291 Corbould Street

Greendale Fire Hall, 6485 Sumas Prairie Road

Promontory Heights Community School Gymnasium, 46200 Stoneview Drive

Rosedale Traditional Community School Gymnasium, 50850 Yale Road

Sardis Elementary School Gymnasium, 45775 Manuel Road

Watson Elementary School Gymnasium, 45305 Watson Road

Yarrow Community Hall, 4670 Community Street

FINANCING DISCLOSURE STATEMENT FILING DEADLINE

Friday, January 18, 2019

FINANCING DISCLOSURE STATEMENT LATE FILING DEADLINE WITH $500.00 LATE FILING FEE

Monday, February 18, 2019

DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING ORIGINALS OF FAXED OR EMAILED NOMINATION DOCUMENTS

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm


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