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Local Election 2022

2022 LOCAL ELECTION INFORMATION


Municipalities and Regional Districts hold elections every four (4) years. The District of Barriere's Council consists of one (1) Mayor, and six (6) Councillors. The last general local election was held in 2018.  This year, 2022, is another election year.  General Election Day is on October 15, 2022.  


September 15, 2022 - Published Notice of Election by Voting


September 9, 2022 @ 4:00pm - 

Close of Nomination - Declaration of Candidates


The names below are Candidate Nominees who have submitted their nomination documents to the Chief Election Officer before the legislated deadline of September 9, 2022 @ 4:00pm and are listed in alphabetical order of last name

Note that 4:00pm on September 16, 2022 is the deadline for: 

  • Decision on challenge of candidate nomination
  • Decision on challenge of candidate's endorsement by elector organization
  • Withdrawal of candidate
  • Withdrawal of candidate endorsement by elector organization

Therefore, this list of names as they will appear on the ballot will be official once the Declaration of Election by Voting is authorized and published here by the Chief Election Officer by close of business on Monday, September 19, 2022.

Click here to view the Chief Election Officer's Declaration of Candidates 

Mayoral Candidate Nominees

Stamer, Ward

Councillor Candidate Nominees

Armstrong, Judy

Dodds, Marguerite

Fortin, Alan

Kershaw, Scott

Kerslake, Rob

Kibble, Donna

Lodge, Louise

Naylor, Lance

McInnis, Colin

Rutschke, Michelle

Sabyan, Amanda

Sherman, Debbie

Veitch, Robert


Key Dates 

*For convenience purposes only
Last update: June 24, 2022

Important Dates:
Aug 2, 2022: Nomination packages available for pick-up or via electronic copy by request to: tbuchanan@barriere.ca
Aug 30 - Sep 9, 2022: Period to submit nomination packages
Sep 13, 2022: Last day to challenge nomination and for candidates to withdraw
Sep 19, 2022: Notice of Election or Declaration of Acclamation

Oct 1, 2022: First Advanced Voting Opportunity
Oct 5, 2022: Second Advanced Voting Opportunity
Oct 15, 2022: General Voting Day


Information for Candidates

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

A person is qualified to be elected and hold office if they meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • Canadian citizen;
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months immediately prior to the date of nomination (August 30, 2022); and
  • Are not disqualified under this Act or any other enactment from voting in British Columbia, or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified.

If you are thinking of running for elected office,  learn about the role you will play and the impact you will have on your community as an elected official by downloading this helpful PDF document.

Campaign Financing & Advertising

Important information for candidates on campaign financing and advertising rules are available through Elections BC which can be found here. Candidates are encouraged to read over this information carefully & to contact Elections BC with any questions.


Information for Voters

Voting Eligibility Requirements

There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of qualified electors will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • Canadian citizen;
  • resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • resident of the District of Barriere, or registered owner of real property for at least 30 days in the District of Barriere;
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.
What to Do If:

I live in the District of Barriere: Resident Electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

I own property but do not live in the the District of Barriere: Non-Resident Electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, provide proof of ownership (such as a tax assessment, certificate of title, transfer papers, etc.), and, if there is more than one owner, provide written consent from a majority of the property owners to one owner voting. 

Signed forms may be sent back with mail ballots or submitted on voting day.

Additional Information

A person may only vote once per election, even if they own multiple properties or are a resident in multiple properties. A person cannot vote on behalf of a corporation, or as a non-resident property elector based on a property owned wholly or in part by a corporation.

Where Do I Vote?

All advanced voting opportunities & general voting day, take place at "the Ridge", 4936 Barriere Town Road, Barriere BC, V0E-1E0


Mail Ballot Voting

Voters wishing to vote via Mail Ballot, must register to do so. To request a Mail Ballot, please print this 'Request for Mail Ballot' form and submit it to the Chief Election Officer before 4pm on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.  Click here for a Mail Ballot FAQ.

If you request a mail ballot by September 28, 2022, the District of Barriere will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about September 28, 2022. In order to ensure that you receive your mail ballot in a timely fashion, your mail ballot package will only be available for pick up at the District of Barriere Office for any request made after the deadline.

To be counted for the election or assent voting, your completed ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on general voting day October 15, 2022. (No matter the date or method you mail/send your completed ballot, it must be received by the deadline.). You can mail the completed ballot package or drop it off at the District of Barriere office. 

Tasha Buchanan, Chief Election Officer

Bob Payette, Deputy Chief Election Officer

  • Office Address:     P.0. Box 219, Barriere BC,   V0E-1E0
  • Phone:                     250-672-9751 or 1-866-672-9751
  • Fax:                            250-672-9708
  • Email:                        tbuchanan@barriere.ca or bpayette@barriere.ca 


Stay tuned over the coming months for more information on how you can participate in your local election (as a candidate and/or voter) as this page will continue to be updated.

Tasha Buchanan, Chief Election Officer

tbuchanan@barriere.ca