ELECTION: Nomination period opens for candidates

SURREY/WHITE ROCK/DELTA — With local elections already heating up and Surrey being one of the most-anticipated municipal races in the province, candidates can now officially submit their nomination papers.

While many candidates have already declared their intent to run this fall, they only have between today (Sept. 30) and Oct. 10 to submit their nomination papers and make it official.

The nomination period is the same for both council and school trustee candidates.

Nomination packages are available online at each of the municipalities, but those wanting to submit their packages must do so in person to the respective muncipality’s Chief Election Officer.

Prospective candidates must meet the following qualifications: -Must be a Canadian citizen -Must be 18 years of age or older on election day -Must be a resident of B.C. six months prior to nomination papers being filed -Not be disqualified by any laws from being nominated, elected or holding officer In addition, would-be candidates must be nominated by two eligible voters from the jurisdiction in question and nominees do not need to live in a municipality in order to run for its local government.

While endorsements have already been a big part of the campaign trail, endorsement packages are also available at each municipality for those wanting to make their endorsements particularly official.

Election signage can begin to go up on Oct. 15 and Oct. 17 is the last chance candidates have to pull out of the race and remove their name from the ballot.

The 2014 BC Municipal Election will be held Nov. 15, but advanced voting will be available in each city.

In Surrey, advanced voting is available on Nov. 1, 4, 5, 6, and 8.

In White Rock advanced voting will take place Nov. 5, 6 and 12.

In Delta, advanced voting will be held Nov. 1, 5 and 6.

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