Public Notice of 2022 General Local Elections

Tue, August 2, 2022

Notice of Nomination

Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Prince Rupert that nominations for the offices of:

Mayor – One (1) to be elected

Councillor – Six (6) to be elected

School Board Trustee – Six (6) to be elected for Trustee Election Area 1 SD52

will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person,

from 9:00 a.m. August 30, 2022 to  4:00 p.m. September 9, 2022:

By hand, mail or other delivery service to:

City of Prince Rupert
Administration Office
424 - 3rd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1L7
(Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends)

By fax to: (250) 627 0999

By email to: election@princerupert.ca  

Originals of emailed/faxed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:00 pm September 16, 2022.

Interested persons can obtain information on the requirements and procedures for making nominations, including nomination forms at  City Hall from Tuesday August 2, 2022 during regular office hours (9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) until the close of the nomination period Friday, September 9, 2022. This information can also be obtained electronically by emailing election@princerupert.ca.

 

Qualification for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government or school trustee if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 15, 2022);
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed (September 9, 2022)
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act (Local Government), School Act ( School Trustees) or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

 

Campaign Period Expense Limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 general local election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:

Mayor                    $   14,231.16

Councillor             $     7,115.58

School Trustee     $     7,039.44

 

Third Party Expense Limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 general local elections, the following third party advertising limits apply:

Third Party Advertising Limit:  $  809.84

 

Advance Elector Registration

Resident Electors

Are you eligible to vote in the October elections for Prince Rupert? Is your name on the current list of electors?  If you are not sure you can find out by calling Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683.

The City uses the Provincial List of Voters. Advance elector registrations will be accepted at elections.bc.ca/register-to-vote until Monday, August 15, 2022. Otherwise registration can be done on voting day.

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a resident of the City of Prince Rupert; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-Resident Property Owner Electors

Are you a non-resident property owner eligible to vote at the October Elections for Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee in Prince Rupert?

If you are not sure, you can find out by calling or visiting the City of Prince Rupert, Administration Office, 424 - 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1L7, 250.627.0939.  The office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Advance non-resident property owner elector registrations will be accepted at the City of Prince Rupert Administration Office until August 23, 2022, provided the person meets the following qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the City of Prince Rupert for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • 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; and,
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law; and
  •  if there is more than one 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.

 

List of Registered Electors

Beginning Tuesday, August 30, until the close of general voting for the election on Saturday, October 15, 2022, a copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection, at Prince Rupert City Hall, during regular office hours 9:30am-4:30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Before inspecting the list, a person must sign a statement that they will not inspect the list or use the information included in the list, except for the purposes of Part 3 – Electors and Elections of the Local Government Act. An elector may request that their address or other personal information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.  The elector must contact the Chief Election Officer or the Deputy Election Officer to make this request.

 

Objection to Registration of an Elector

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the City of Prince Rupert and can only be made on the basis that a person whose name appears on the list of electors has died or  is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the City of Prince Rupert.

 

For Further Information

For further information  on the nomination process, please contact:

Corinne Bomben, Chief Election Officer,

Phone: 250.627.0935

Rosamaria Miller, Deputy Chief Election Officer,

Phone: 250.627.0963

via email toelection@princerupert.ca

And go to princerupert.ca/city_hall/elections

for additional supplemental information

 

Further information on campaign expense limits and 3rd party advertising limits  please contact Elections BC:

Toll-free phone: 1-855-952-0280

Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca

Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf