On January 13, 2021, Councillor Grimsrud provided a letter of resignation from Council effective January 14, 2021, to accept a position within the organization. Since this resignation does not fall within the same year as a general local government election, a by-election is required.
As is required by the Local Government Act, once Council appoints the Chief Election Officer and the Deputy Chief Election Officer, the by-election must be held within 80 days. On March 1, 2021, Council appointed Janet Prestley as the Chief Election Officer and Bonnie McCue as the Deputy Chief Election Officer.
Declaration of Official Results
Here are the Official Election Results and Declaration [PDF - 441 KB] for the 2021 Municipal By-election. There were no changes from the preliminary results provided after the polls closed on May 15, 2021. Voter turnout was 1,240 or 8% of eligible voters.
- Notice of Nomination [PDF - 202 KB]
- Notice of Voting Days [PDF - 147 KB]
- Notice of Election by Voting [PDF - 250 KB]
Below is a list of submitted nomination documents, in the order they were received.
- Jim Lequiere [PDF - 1 MB]
- Tom Whitton [PDF - 423 KB]
- Jon Gosselin [PDF - 741 KB]
- Sarah MacDougall [PDF - 1 MB]
- Trystan Jones [PDF - 917 KB]
Learn more about the Candidates by viewing the Candidate Profile Guide [PDF - 2 MB].
|October 8, 2020||Last day to meet 6-month BC residency requirement for candidates submitting nomination documents on April 9, 2021|
|October 11, 2020||Last day to meet 6-month BC residency requirement for candidates submitting nomination documents on extended deadline of April 12, 2021|
|November 14, 2020||Last day to meet 6-month BC residency requirement for registering on general voting day (May 15, 2021)|
|March 1, 2021||Special Council Meeting for the Appointment of the Chief Election Officer and Deputy Chief Election Officer|
|March 2, 2021||Nomination packages will be available at City Hall or the City's website|
|March 2, 2021||Candidate 101 Workshop recording available|
|March 30, 2021||Nomination period begins at 9 am|
|April 9, 2021||Nomination period ends at 4 pm – Declaration of Candidates to be announced|
|April 13, 2021||4 pm deadline for the challenge of nominations|
|April 14, 2021||Last day to meet 30-day jurisdiction residency or property ownership requirement for registering on general voting day (May 15, 2021)|
|April 16, 2021||4 pm deadline for candidates to withdraw|
|May 5, 2021||Required advance voting opportunity (according to legislation) - 8 am to 8 pm at the Pomeroy Sport Centre|
|May 12, 2021||Advance voting opportunity (according to bylaw) - 8 am to 8 pm at the Pomeroy Sport Centre|
|May 13, 2021||Special Voting Opportunities at Senior Care Facilities and Hospital
*will be dependent on Health Orders in place and mandatory advertising deadline requirements
|May 15, 2021||General voting day - 8 am to 8 pm at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. Deadline to receive mail ballots.|
|May 17, 2021||Determination of Official Voting Results with Declaration of Official Voting Results to be done at 4 pm|
|May 25, 2021||New Councillor Oath of Office to be done at the beginning of the Regular Council meeting
*if there are no applications for judicial recount submitted