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DISTRICT HALL 2018 General Local Election


The next General Local Election is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Nomination period is now closed. The list of official candidates has been delcared and is available at the link below.

Thinking about Running for Office?

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen
  • 18 yeas of age or older or will be on General Voting Dating
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nonminantion papers are filed
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia
  • A person or a commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen

The Province now offers resources that provide potential candidates with information about the roles and responsibilities of elected local officials. These resources may help interested individuals in making informed decisions about running for local government offices.

Holding office can be time consuming. In addition to attending Council meetings every second week for approximately 4 hours, there are also special Council meetings held during the day and evenings as necessary, public information sessions, community events and Commnittee or Commission meetings. Council members may be asked to sit on monthly meetings of the Fraser Valley Regional District or other external committees. Reading background materials for each meeting can take several hours. We recommend that you discuss time commitments with a current member of Council to gain a full understanding.

Further information, including the election process, will be provided at a Candidates' Workshop scheduled prior to the deadline to withdraw.

Additional resourcces for potential candidates are available here.

Am I Registered to Vote?

The District of Kent uses voting day registration (Bylaw No. 1412) so there is no need to pre-register to vote. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet all the requirements. For more information click here.

Important Resources



Bev Kennedy,
Chief Election Officer

Clair Lee,
Deputy Chief Election Officer

Marjorie Hughes,
Deputy Chief Election Officer

District of Kent
Municipal Office
PO Box 70,
7170 Cheam Avenue
Agassiz, BC V0M 1A0

Phone: (604) 796-2235
Fax: (604) 796-8516

Email: elections@district.kent.bc.ca


Interested in Working the Election?

Click here to apply to be an Elections Officer

2018 Important Dates:

September 4 (9:00 a.m.)   Nomination Period Begins
September 14 (4:00 p.m.)   Nomination Period Ends
September 18 (4:00 p.m.)   Deadline for Challenging Nomination
September 21 (4:00 p.m.)   Deadline for Withdrawl of Candidates
September 24 (4:00 p.m.)  

Declaration of Election by Voting
Declaration of Candidates Elected by Acclamation

October 6
(8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
  Advance Voting at Agricultural Hall
October 10
(8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
  Advance Voting at Agricultural Hall
October 13
(12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. )
  Advance Voting at "Old Pretty Cottage" at Harrison Highlands

October 19

  Special Voting (as advertised)
October 20
(8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
  General Voting Day at Agricultural Hall
October 24 (4:00 p.m.)   Declaration of Official Results
First Day to Apply for Judicial Recount
October 29 (4:00 p.m.)   Last Day to Apply for Judicial Recount
November 5 (7:00 p.m.)   Inaugural Meeting
January 18, 2019   Deadline to file Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements



Notice of Nomination
(Posted July 27, 2018)