General Local Elections 2022

Information for Candidates and Electors

The 2022 general local election for the Town of Lake Cowichan will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at upper Centennial Hall 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.

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

Nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m. local time on August 30, 2022 and ends at 4:00 p.m. local time on September 9, 2022. Completed nomination documents must be delivered to the to the Chief Election Officer, or designate at the Town Office temporarily located in the former Island Savings Credit Union building at 38 King George Street North, Lake Cowichan, BC between the hours of 9:00 a.m. on and 4:00 p.m, excluding weekends and statutory holidays and by no later than the close of the nomination period at 4.00 p.m. on September 9, 2022.

Late nominations will not be accepted

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

General Local Elections;

Thinking about Running?

Candidate Eligibility;

Voter Eligibility for Voting; and

Elections BC.

Path to Good Governance (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.

Election Information

Nomination Period
Begins 9 AM Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Expires 4 PM Friday, September 9, 2022
Notice of Election
Notice of Election
2022 Declaration of Candidates
Declaration of Candidates
Campaign Period
Begins Saturday, September 17, 2022
Expires Saturday, October 15, 2022
CVRD Regional Referendum
Regional Recreation Funding Services
Advance Voting Day 8 AM - 8 PM Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Additional Voting Opportunity 10 AM - 4 PM Wednesday, October 12, 2022
General Voting Day 8 AM - 8 PM Saturday, October 15, 2022 Upper Centennial Hall - 309 South Shore Road
Mail in Voting Application must be made no later than 4:00 PM Friday September 23, 2022 Forms may be picked up at the Town Office or printed from link Application for Mail in Voting
Campaign Financing Disclosure Deadline Friday, January 13, 2023
Campaign Financing Disclosure
Statement late filing deadline
with $500 late filing fee.
Monday, February 13, 2023

Last updated September 29, 2022