FEBRUARY 27, 2021 TELKWA BY-ELECTION
Public Notice is given to the electors of the Village of Telkwa that the nomination period for 1 Councillor position will begin at 9:00 am January 12, 2021 and end at 4:00 pm January 22, 2021.
Nomination forms are available at the Village of Telkwa Office at 1415 Hankin Avenue, Telkwa from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays and weekends) until the end of the nomination period. Nomination forms will be accepted by hand, by mail or other delivery service to: 1415 Hankin Avenue, PO Box 220, Telkwa, BC V0J 2X0, by fax to: 250-846-9572 or by email to: email@example.com.
Important Dates for By-Election:
August ** 2020 – (** the exact date is dependent upon the date that the nomination documents are filed with the Village of Telkwa CEO or DCEO). Last date to meet the six-month B.C. residency requirement for candidates filing nomination documents by January 22, 2021. (Individuals who move to British Columbia after this date will not be qualified as electors on the last day of the nomination period and therefore will not be qualified to run for office.)
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 – Last date to meet the six-month B.C. residency requirement for persons registering to vote on General Voting Day. (A person must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before he or she registers as an elector. Individuals who move to British Columbia after this date will not be qualified as electors on General Voting Day, which is the last opportunity to register as an elector).
December 15, 2020 - Candidate nomination package become available
January 12, 2021 - Election proceedings period begins
January 12, 2021 (9 a.m.) - Nomination period begins
January 22, 2021 (4 p.m.) - Nomination period ends
January 22, 2021 (immediately after nomination period ends) - Declaration of candidates
January 29, 2021 (4 p.m.) - Last day to submit originals of nomination documents that were submitted by fax or email during the nomination period, and last day for a candidate to withdraw
January 30, 2021 - Campaign period begins.
February 17, 2021 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) - Advance voting at the Village of Telkwa Community Hall.
February 27, 2021 (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) - General Voting Day at the Village of Telkwa Community Hall; and mail ballots must be received by 8 p.m. in order to be counted. Mail ballots received after 8 p.m. are not considered regardless of postmark or other proof of effort to deliver by this date.
February 27, 2021 (8 p.m.) - Election proceedings period ends.
By March 3, 2021 - Declaration of official election results.
By April 17, 2021 – The last day for the elected candidate to take oath of office.
May 28, 2021 - Filing deadline for campaign financing disclosure statements (Local Elections Campaign Financing Act).
June 27, 2021 - Late filing deadline with late filing fee for campaign financing disclosure statements (Local Elections Campaign Financing Act).
Resources for election and nomination process:
Characteristics of an Effective Locally Elected Official - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkugVjEHa3U
What is Local Government?- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXjKeOJsvpI
Testing your Readiness for Local Government Office - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXrEa8Us0Os
Local Government Decision Making - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFSPJZbqOT8
Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Officials - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zatST8cw_Iw