Key Dates

Voting Information

Advance Voting Opportunities

Voting hours are 8:00am to 8:00pm for all dates and locations.

  • Wednesday October 10, 2018 - City Hall
  • Wednesday October 17, 2018 - City Hall

General Voting Day

Voting will take place Saturday October 20, 2018 form 8:00am - 8:00pm at the following locations:

  • Central School
  • North Shore Hall

Voting Assistance

All voting locations are made as accessible as possible to people with disabilities or impaired mobility. Individuals who find it difficult to enter a voting location may request a ballot be brought to them at the back entrance or curbside by an Election Official.

Individuals who are unable to mark their own ballot or who require a translator may ask an Election Official, friend or relative for help. Anyone assisting an elector with filing out a ballot will be required to sign a Declaration of Persons Assisting an Elector to Mark a Ballot Form.

Requirements to vote or become a candidate

To vote or run in the election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed
  • Not be disqualified by law from being nominated, elected or holding office

Potential Candidate Videos

The following videos on preparing for an election as a candidate are provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing:

For more information contact:

Sarah Winton     

Deputy Corporate Officer / Chief Elections Officer      

PH: 250.352.8120    

Email: Swinton@nelson.ca