2022 Election

DECLARATION OF CANDIDATES (September 9, 2022)

The 2022 General Local Election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Salmo Valley Youth & Community Centre (SVYCC) from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

One Advance Voting opportunity will be held at SVYCC from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.

ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION

Are you eligible to vote in the October elections for Mayor and Council for the VILLAGE OF SALMO?   Is your name on the current list of electors?

If you are not sure you can find out by calling (250) 357-9433 or visiting the Village Office at 423 Davies Avenue, Salmo. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Advance elector registrations will be accepted at the Village of Salmo municipal office until Wednesday, August 24, 2022.  Elector registrations will not be accepted during the period August 25 through October 15 but will be accepted on voting days.

For complete details view the Advance Elector Registration Notice 2022.

CANDIDATE READINESS WORKSHOP

Interested in running for public office?

Learn about Local Government and what it takes to run for office in your community.

The Cities of Castlegar, Rossland, Nelson, the Regional District of Central Kootenay, and the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary are co-hosting a free “Candidate Readiness Workshop” on Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00pm via Zoom or in-person at 445 – 13th Ave., Castlegar.

Free Candidate Readiness Workshop  for further details.

NOMINATIONS

The Nomination period begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, September 9, 2022.  Eligibility for being nominated for and holding office of Mayor or Councillor can be found on the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website (see link below).

This page will continue to be updated as information is received throughout the election process.

The Village’s election is conducted under the legislation provided through the Province of British Columbia. For more information on the legislation, proceedings or voter’s guide in various languages, please go to:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/governance-powers/general-local-elections

Brandy Jessup
Chief Election Officer
Village of Salmo(T) 250.357.9433
(E) [email protected]
Alana Lins
Deputy Chief Election Officer
Village of Salmo(T) 250.357.9433
(E) [email protected]

Nomination Forms for each candidate are will be available for viewing at the Village office or online beginning August 30, 2022:

Detailed information and a complete Candidate guide can be found here.

A  complete guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in BC can be found here.

Thinking of Running?

The province offers information for people who are thinking of running for local office, explaining the role elected officials play, how to best serve the community and the impact people will have as an elected official.  The pdf guide “Thinking About Running for Local Office?” is available here.

Potential candidate videos and additional information can be found here. YouTube video topics are:

  • Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials
  • What is Local Government?
  • Testing Your Readiness for Local Office
  • Local Government Decision Making
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Locally Elected Official

A Handbook for Municipal Councillors & Mayors is available here.

These materials were developed in collaboration with UBCM, LGLA and LGMA.