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:
Monday, January 1, 2018 – Friday, September 21, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018
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