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 -  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
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. Date to be determined - check back soon.

  • Wednesday, 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
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