Nomination Information

Who is qualified to be a member of Council?

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if he/she meets the following criteria:

  • is a Canadian citizen;
  • is at least 18 years old on election day;
  • has lived in British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
  • a person who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen, and
  • has not been disqualified by any statute or law, from voting in an election in British Columbia, or from being nominated for, elected to, or holding office;

Nomination packages

Click here to view package (for information/viewing purposes only)

Complete nomination packages are available at the front counter at Municipal Hall and candidates must pick up a package in order to complete and file nomination documents.  Please note that the statutory period for receiving nomination documents begins on Tuesday, September 30th at 9:00 a.m. and ends on October 10th at 4:00 p.m.  Please contact the Chief Election Officer (CEO) at 604.815.5006 if you require additional information. To avoid delays in filing nomination papers, it is recommended that you make an appointment for filing the documents by contacting the CEO.

How do I get nominated to run in the election?

The Chief Election Officer will accept nominations from Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. to Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. 

Candidates must be nominated in writing by at least two duly qualified electors residing or owning property within the boundaries of the District of Squamish.

Nomination packages are available at Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue and on the District’s website (above) for viewing.

Please read the Province of BC's "What every candidate needs to know" brochure