General Local Elections 2018

Information for Candidates and Voters

The 2018 general local election for the Town of Lake Cowichan will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 for eligible voters to elect the following:
  • One (1) Mayor for the Town of Lake Cowichan; and
  • Four (4) Councillors for the Town of Lake Cowichan.
  • Seven (7) School Board Trustees for the Cowichan Valley School District - School District 79.

Two advance voting opportunities will also be provided for citizens prior to the General Election Day.


Information for Candidates:



The Province of BC and Elections BC offers the following information on local elections:


General Local Elections;


Thinking of Running for Office?


Thinking about Running?


Candidate Eligibility;


Voter Eligibility for Voting; and


Elections BC.

Path to Good Governance (the following are video presentations):


Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials;


What is Local Government?


Testing Your Readiness for Local Office;


Local Government Decision Making; and


Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Officials.


Nomination Documents for Candidates


Nomination document forms will be available in the summer of 2018.


Completed nomination documents must be delivered to the Chief Election Officer, or designate at the Town Office at 39 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, BC. during regular business hours. The nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m. local time on September 4, 2018 and ends at 4:00 p.m. local time on September 14, 2018. Late nominations will not be accepted

Important Dates to Remember

Nomination Period
Begins 9 AM Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Expires 4 PM Friday, September 14, 2018
Campaign Period
Begins Saturday, September 22, 2018
Expires 8 PM Saturday, October 20, 2018
General Voting Day 8 AM - 8 PM Saturday, October 20, 2018
Campaign Financing Disclosure Deadline Friday, January 18, 2019
Campaign Financing Disclosure
Statement late filing deadline
with $500 late filing fee.
Tuesday, February 29, 2019

Last updated September 21, 2018