2022 General Election

General Voting Day for the 2022 General Local Election is Saturday, October 15, 2022

City of Fort St. John eligible voters will vote for:

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.

Candidates for Mayor

Candidates for Councillor

Tell us why you vote! #findYOURwhy

From September 2 to 13, we want you to tell your social network why you vote by posting a 10-20 second video message to Facebook or Instagram.  

Participants who post their video with the hashtags #findyourwhy and #cityfsj, plus give the City permission to use their video in our elections marketing, will be entered for a chance to win $250 in gift cards to Fort St. John grocery stores.

Smartphone video tips:

  • Film your video in a vertical format
  • Be close to the camera - frame yourself so that just your head and shoulders are visible
  • Project your voice!
  • Don’t film in a windy or noisy location

Contest rules (the fine print):

  • Must be voting age (18 years of age or older)
  • Videos must be posted set to “public” and include the campaign hashtags so City staff can find and view your video.
  • City staff will reach out through social media to confirm your permission for use of the video in future election marketing.
  • Participants must live in the Fort St. John region and, if selected, must be able to pick-up prizes in person.
  • Due to elections advertising rules, videos of individuals who submit Nomination Papers in any 2022 Local Government Election are ineligible to participate.

Key Dates

March 8, 2022 Last day to meet the 6-month BC residency requirement for candidates submitting nomination documents on September 9, 2022
March 11, 2022 Last day to meet the 6-month BC residency requirement for candidates submitting nomination documents on the extended deadline of September 12, 2022 (if required)
April 14, 2022 Last day to meet the 6-month BC residency requirement for registering on general voting day (October 15, 2022)
August 30, 2022 Nomination period begins at 9 am
September 9, 2022 Nomination period ends at 4 pm – Declaration of Candidates to be announced
September 13, 2022 4 pm deadline for the challenge of nominations
September 16, 2022 4 pm deadline for candidates to withdraw
October 5, 2022 Required advance voting opportunity (according to legislation) - 8 am to 8 pm 
October 12, 2022 Advance voting opportunity (according to bylaw) - 8 am to 8 pm 
October 13, 2022 Special Voting Opportunities at Senior Care Facilities
October 15, 2022 General voting day - 8 am to 8 pm
October 15, 2022 Deadline to receive mail ballots