2021 By-election

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. 

Notices

Submitted Nomination Documents

Below is a list of submitted nomination documents, in the order they were received.

Learn more about the Candidates by viewing the Candidate Profile Guide [PDF - 2 MB].

Key Dates

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