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Municipal Elections

There will be a By-election on Saturday, November 18, 2023.

2023 By-Election Key Dates

Jul 18 – Oct 20, 2023Election period
September 15, 2023          Candidate nomination packages available
Oct 3 – 13, 2023Nomination period
Oct 20, 2023Deadline to Withdraw Nomination
Oct 21 – Nov 18, 2023Campaign period
November 8, 2023Required advance voting opportunity
November 18, 2023General Voting Day

Notice of Nominations

Information for Candidates

Nomination Packages will be available by September 15, 2023.

Thinking of Running for Local Office?

Learn about the role you will play and the impact you will have on your community as an elected official.

Decided to Run for Local Office?

If you’ve decided to run for local office, we recommend exploring the following resources:

Watch these videos about local governments and the role of Elected Officials:

Election Resources:

These four videos will provide you with general information about what you can expect before, during and following general local elections in BC.

Read these brochures:

Guides for Candidates

The Candidate’s Guide to Local Elections in BC provides comprehensive information about BC’s local government elections process; election participants (voters, candidates, third party sponsors and elector organizations); the roles and responsibilities of Logan Lake’s Chief Election Officer and Elections BC; who is qualified to run for office; and information about being an elected official including time commitments, remuneration, ethics of elected office and working with local government staff.

This guide also describes the main elements of the election process – call for nominations and declaration of candidates; election campaigns; candidate representatives (official agents and scruitineers); what happens on voting day; and how elected candidates take office.

Candidates must also be familiar with BC’s campaign financing and election advertising legislation (Local Elections Campaign Financing Act) and its requirements. Refer to Election BC’s Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing for Candidates for detailed information and instructions about the campaign financing disclosure process and requirements.

Nomination Process & Forms

2023 Nomination Period will run from 9:00 a.m. on October 3 through to 4:00 pm on October 13, 2023

Am I Eligible to Run for Office?

You are eligible to run for Mayor or Councillor if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (November 18, 2023);
  • have been a resident of BC for at least six months prior to filing nomination documents; and
  • are not disqualified by law from being nominated for, elected to, or holding office.

You do not have to live within the boundaries of the District of Logan Lake to run for office.

How do I get nominated?

Prospective candidates must be nominated by at least two persons eligible to vote in Logan Lake as either resident electors or non-resident property electors. You may wish to consider having more than the required two nominators, in case one or more is determined to be ineligible.

Where do I get nomination forms?

Nominations packages will be available September 15, 2023. Please contact the Chief Election Officer, Laurel Grimm, for more information at 250.523.6225 or by email at lgrimm@loganlake.ca.

When and where do I file nomination forms?

Nomination documents for the offices of Mayor and Councillor must be filed with Logan Lake’s Chief Election Officer during the nomination period which runs from 9:00 am on Tuesday, October 3, 2023 to 4:00 pm on Friday, October 13, 2023. It is the nominee’s responsibility to ensure all required information is submitted to the Chief Election Officer by the deadline date, and that all information is accurate and complete. The District of Logan Lake does not require a nomination deposit.

A nominee officially becomes a candidate when all required information has been submitted and Logan Lake’s Chief Election Officer declares them a candidate. Declaration of candidates takes place at 4:00 pm on Friday, October 13, 2023.

More Information

For detailed information about the nomination process including filing options, how and why your nomination might be challenged, withdrawing your candidacy and endorsement by an elector organization please refer to the guides and resources for candidates.

Candidate Expense Limits

All candidates in the 2023 Local By-Election have expense limits that apply during the campaign period, October 21, 2023 to November 18, 2023.

Each election area and office has its own limit, which is based on the office and population of the election area. These limits apply to the 2023 Local By-Election and all subsequent by-elections. For information on expense limits, please visit Elections BC.

Campaign Financing

The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act – brought into effect May 2014 – was created to enhance campaign financing rules and ensure greater accountability and transparency in local elections. The legislation separates the rules that regulate election advertising and campaign financing disclosure from the more procedural rules that apply to election administration such as receiving nomination documents, declaring candidates, administering voting opportunities, counting ballots and declaring election results.

Elections BC is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the local election advertising and campaign financing law from providing information and advice, to managing advertising and financing disclosure requirements and undertaking investigations and enforcement. Candidates must be familiar with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act and its requirements.

For more information please visit Elections BC website or contact them directly at 1-855-952-0280 or by e-mail at lecf@elections.bc.ca and refer to the following resources:

What’s New for Candidates & Elector Organizations for the 2023 By-Election?

There are new campaign financing and advertising rules for the 2023 Local By-Election that candidates, elector organizations, and third party advertisers need to be aware of. Key changes include:

  • Elector organizations must register with Elections BC in order to endorse a candidate, receive a campaign contribution, or incur an election expense. Read more about new rules for elector organizations.
  • Sponsorship contribution limits apply to contributions made by eligible individuals to third party sponsors.
  • During the pre-campaign period beginning on October 21, 2023, third party advertising rules apply.
  • All election advertising during the pre-campaign period must include an authorization statement.

Campaign finance rules are administered by Elections BC, not the District of Logan Lake. If you have any questions about the campaign financing and advertising rules in local elections, contact us at 1-800-661-8683 or electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.

Mail Ballot Voting

Register for a Mail-Ballot Package between November 1st and November 15th, 2023.

This By-Election, Mail Ballot Voting is available for resident electors and non-resident property electors.

Here’s What You Need to Know!

  • Legislation was updated in 2022 that allows all electors to vote by mail if authorized by bylaw. Council has adopted the Election Procedures Amendment Bylaw No. 891, 2022 that provides eligible electors to vote-by-mail for the 2023 Bi-Election.
  • Registration for a Mail Ballot Voting Package will be between November 1 and November 15, 2023.
  • The District uses Same-Day Voter Registration – the Mail Ballot Package will include your application to register. Proof of identity and residency will still be required, and electors that vote by mail can still be challenged pursuant to the Local Government Act. Please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250.523.6225 or lgrimm@loganlake.ca if you have any questions.
  • Mail Ballot Packages may be mailed to you or picked up at Municipal Hall (#1 Opal Drive) during regular office hours by the applicant or an Authorized Person.
  • Mail Ballots will be accepted at Municipal Hall (#1 Opal Drive) on November 17, 2023 until 4:00 pm; and at the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. at the Logan Lake Fire Hall (#120 Chartrand Place) on General Voting Day – November 18, 2023.
  • Mail-in Ballots will include Candidates for District of Logan Lake Council.

Elector Registration

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

Notice of Advanced Elector Registration

RESIDENT ELECTORS:

To register as a resident elector you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day November 18, 2023;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);
  • be a resident of the District of Logan Lake on the day of registration (at time of voting); and
  • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS:

To register as a non-resident property elector you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day November 18, 2023;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);
  • be a registered owner of real property in the District of Logan Lake for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);
  • not be entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

In addition, for non-resident property electors:

  • The only persons who are registered owners of the property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust.
  • If more than one person is registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners.

TYPES OF DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AS IDENTIFICATION

You must produce at least two (2) documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one (1) of which must contain your signature. The following classes of documents will be accepted:

  1. a Driver’s Licence;
  2. an Identification Card such as
    1. a photo BC services card;
    2. a non-photo BC services card;
  3. an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC
  4. a BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard;
  5. a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8, (now “Monthly Form EA181);
  6. a Social Insurance Number card;
  7. a Citizenship Card;
  8. a real property tax notice;
  9. a credit card or debit card; or
  10. a utility bill, (such as electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services).

The above listed identification documents MUST be accepted by election officials. An election official may also accept other forms of documents that provide evidence satisfactory to the election official (e.g., a valid, current passport).

Resources

Elections B.C.

Phone: 1-855-952-0280
Website: http://elections.bc.ca

Contacts

District of Logan Lake Election Information
Laurel Grimm, Chief Election Officer
lgrimm@loganlake.ca
1-250-523-6225 ext. 230

Note: Information on this election web page is provided for ease of reference. It is not intended to provide complete and comprehensive election information and is not a substitution for the rules and regulations regarding general local elections in the Local Government Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, or any other applicable statute.

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