2022 Municipal Election

Next District of Squamish election: Saturday, October 15, 2022

You will vote on:

  • 1 Mayor 
  • 6 Councillors
  • 2 Squamish School Board Trustees
Voting in the election

Visit the Election BC website  to register for the General Municipal Election.

  • Register to vote if you are 18 years or older and a Canadian Citizen (landed immigrants or permanent residents CANNOT register to vote)
  • Update your voter information such as your residential or mailing address if you have moved or are new to Squamish.
Information for Voters
Key Dates and Advanced Voting Opportunities
  • Thursday, April 14 – Last day to meet 6-month residency requirement before General Voting Day (October 15)
  • Tuesday, August 22 – Last day to request omission of personal information from Voters List

  • Advance voting opportunities:
    • Monday, October 3 – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  at The 55 Activity Centre
    • Wednesday, October 5 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The 55 Activity Centre
    • Thursday, October 6 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  at The 55 Activity Centre
    • Saturday, October 8 – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Brennan Park Recreation Centre
    • Tuesday, October 11 - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Brennan Park Recreation Centre
    • Wednesday, October 12 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Brennan Park Recreation Centre
  • Saturday, October 15 – General voting day and declaration of unofficial results -  8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Brennan Park Recreation Centre
  • Wednesday, October 19 – Declaration of official results
Who May Vote

To Vote in the General Municipal Election, you must be:

  • Over 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration
  • Resident of the municipality
  • Must not be disqualified by law
Voting By Mail

Electors wishing to vote by mail must meet the qualifications to vote and register to vote with the District of Squamish election office.

Learn more

Information for Candidates
Key Dates
  • Tuesday, March 8 – Last day to meet 6-month BC residency requirement for candidates submitting nominations on September 9

  • July 2022 – Nomination packages available at the front counter and on the District website. 

  • Tuesday, August 30 at 9 a.m. – Nomination period starts

  • Friday, September 9 at 4 p.m. – Nomination period ends
  • Friday, September 16 – Last day to withdraw as a candidate
  • Saturday, September 17 – Election campaign period starts

  • Saturday, October 15 – General voting day and declaration of unofficial results
  • Wednesday, October 19 – Declaration for official results

  • Friday, January 13, 2023 – Deadline to file campaign financing disclosure statements to Elections BC
Thinking of Running for Local Office?

 

The Province of BC provides resources for anyone considering running for local office. Visit their local election website  and check out these videos:

Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials

 

What is Local Government?

 

Testing Your Readiness for Local Office

 

Local Government Decision Making

 

Roles and Responsibilities of a Locally Elected Official

Campaign Period Expense Limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 general local elections, the following expense limit for candidates during the campaign period applies:

  • Mayor (District of Squamish): $20,479. 27
  • Councillor (District of Squamish): $10,275.90
  • School Trustee (Sea to Sky School District) Trustee Election Area 1:  $10,128.30
Third-party Advertising Limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 general local elections, the following third-party advertising limits apply:

  • Squamish Electoral Area: $1,023.96
  • Sea to Sky School District Trustee Election Area 1: $809.84

For further information on campaign period expense limits and third-party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC:

Please contact Election BC for questions related to campaign financing or the financial reporting requirements.

For further information about District of Squamish local general election, including the nomination process and voting opportunities, please contact the Squamish Election Office at 604.892.5217 to speak with the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer or find the information on this webpage.


General Information

The District of Squamish is responsible for conducting its own election.  

Council appoints a Chief Election Officer to ensure the process is run in accordance with the Local Government Act - Part 3  and the General Local Elections Regulation Bylaw .

Provincial Responsibilities
Elections BC is responsible for managing campaign financing disclosure requirements and maintains the voter list for voter registration and information updates.

Contact Information

Contact the election office to speak with one of the election officials:

election@squamish.ca
604.892.5217