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;

How do I get nominated to run in the election?

Nominations will be accepted by the Chief Election Officer during a defined period of time in advance of the election. 

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 will be made available at Municipal Hall, 37955 Second Avenue and on the District’s website.