Information for Candidates

The next local government election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Bowen Island Municipal Council consists of a Mayor and six Councillors, elected in a general local election every four years.

Elected officials are entrusted with making decisions that directly affect the daily lives of residents, families, local business owners and many others on Bowen Island. If you’re thinking of running for Council, part of the decision-making process may include considering the role you will play, how best you can serve your community and the impact you will have as an elected official.   

The provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has produced the following videos to give potential candidates information to help them with answers to questions that they may have before making the decision to run for local office.

Eligibility to Run for Office

A person may become a candidate as long as they have not been disqualified from seeking or holding elected office. A candidate for municipal Mayor and Councillor, regional district electoral area Director, School Trustee for boards of education, and Trustee for the Islands Trust must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day,
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Have been a resident of BC for at least six months prior to filing nomination documents, and
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Learn more about responsible conduct and expectations of B.C.’s elected officials.

Last Updated on 2018-05-11 at 12:47 PM