Information on Elections
General local elections in B.C. are held every four years on the third Saturday in October.
General local election information is also provided on the Province of British Columbia’s General Local Elections webpage.
Qualifications for Office
A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:
- Canadian citizen;
- 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
- resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
- not disqualified under the —Local Government Act— or any other enactment from being nominated, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
Requirements to Vote in the Local Election
- You can vote in the election if you meet the following criteria:
- are a Canadian citizen
- are 18 years of age or older on general voting day
- have lived in BC for at least 6 months
- have lived in Valemount for at least 30 days
- are not disqualified by law from voting
Acceptable documents for providing proof of identity
- BC Driver’s License
- BC Identification Card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch
- BC Services Card
- ICBC Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence
- BC Care Card or BC Gold Care Card
- Ministry of Social Development & Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance (Form SDES8)
- Social Insurance Card