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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:

Key Dates

For a complete list of important dates, please click here.

August 30

  • Nomination period begins (9:00 am)

September 9

  • Nomination period ends (4:00 pm)

  • Declaration of candidates (4:01 pm)

September 13

  • Deadline for challenge of candidate's nomination (4:00 pm)

September 14

  • Deadline for decision on challenge of candidate nomination

September 20

  • Declaration of election by voting (or acclamation)

September 30

  • Deadline to request mail-in ballot

October 5 

  • Advance voting opportunity (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) at the Telkwa Community Hall

October 15

  • GENERAL VOTING DAY (8:00 am to 8:00 pm) at the Telkwa Community Hall

October 16

  • All election signs must be removed

October 19

  • Deadline for official election results to be declared

October 19 to 24

  • Official recount period, if required

November 8

  • Inaugural meeting

November 8

  • First regular Council meeting

Running for office

Become a candidate:

Find out what comes with running for office:

  • Who can run

  • Responsibilities

  • Key dates

  • Candidate resources


Notice of Nomination

Additional resources:

Voting in the election

Visit Elections BC website for details on who can vote and to:

Additional resources:

October 15, 2022

Nomination Packages

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:

Declaration of Election by Voting

Declaration of Election by Acclamation

Mail Ballot Voting

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


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.

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