Running for Council

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Running for Office in Local Government
Thinking About Running for Parksville Council?

To be eligible as a candidate in a local government election at the time of nomination, you must: 

  1. Be a Canadian citizen; AND
  2. Be, or will be, 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day; AND
  3. Have lived in BC for at least six months; AND
  4. Have not been disqualified by any law or statute from being nominated, elected, or holding office.

There is no requirement for a candidate to be a resident or to own property in the municipality.

Elections BC will manage the financial requirements and reporting for all election candidates as per the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. For more information call 1 855 952-0280 or visit their website at


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