Nomination period open

SURREY/WHITE ROCK – 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. for at least six months prior to day nomination papers are filed -Not be disqualified by any laws from being nominated, elected or holding office 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.


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