The 2022 General Local Elections will be held on October 15, 2022
General local elections in BC are held every four years on the third Saturday in October. General local elections include elections for municipal councils, regional district electoral areas and boards of education. Useful information and education materials about local elections are available on the BC Government website.
Village of Telkwa Municipal Elections
The Village of Telkwa Council is made up of one (1) Mayor and four (4) Councillors, who are elected for a four-year term. Only Village of Telkwa residents and non-resident property owners are eligible to vote in the Village of Telkwa municipal election.
Please click on the notices below for documents related to the 2022 Village of Telkwa Municipal Elections:
For a complete list of important dates, please click here.
Nomination period begins (9:00 am)
Nomination period ends (4:00 pm)
Declaration of candidates (4:01 pm)
Deadline for challenge of candidate's nomination (4:00 pm)
Deadline for decision on challenge of candidate nomination
Declaration of election by voting (or acclamation)
Deadline to request mail-in ballot
Advance voting opportunity (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) at the Telkwa Community Hall
GENERAL VOTING DAY (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) at the Telkwa Community Hall
All election signs must be removed
Deadline for official election results to be declared
October 19 to 24
Official recount period, if required
First regular Council meeting
Running for office
Become a candidate:
Find out what comes with running for office:
Who can run
Voting in the election
Visit Elections BC website for details on who can vote and to:
Register to vote if you are 18 years or older.
Update your voter information such as your residential or mailing address.
October 15, 2022
Nomination packages for the Municipal General Election are available for pick up at the Village office Monday to Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm) until the close of the nomination period (4:00 pm on Friday, September 9).
Declaration of Candidates
Please click here for the Declaration of Candidates for the 2022 Village of Telkwa General Local and School District Trustee (School Board #54 - Zone 3) election.
Declaration of Election
Please click on the following links for election notices posted on September 20, 2022:
Mail Ballot Voting
REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE
Before 4:00 pm on Friday, September 30, 2022, if you wish to vote by mail, you must submit the following information to the Village of Telkwa municipal office; by mail (1415 Hankin Avenue, Telkwa, BC V0J 2X0); telephone (250-846-5212); fax (250-846-9572); or email firstname.lastname@example.org:
1. Full name,
2. Residential address,
3. Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors),
4. Method of delivery of your mail ballot package:
pick up at office and, if you wish, name of person you authorize to pick up package for you, OR
regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR
regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package, and
5. If you are not on the list of electors, to ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector.
To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election officer no later than 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022, of General Voting Day.