Declaration of Candidates

The 2023 Local By-Election will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the Village office at 423 Davies Avenue from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

One Advance Voting opportunity will be held at the Village office located at 423 Davies Avenue from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.


Are you eligible to vote in the by-election for 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 Tuesday, January 3, 2023.  Elector registrations will not be accepted during the period January 4 through February 25 but will be accepted on voting days.

For complete details view the Advance Elector Registration Notice.


The Nomination period begins at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 and ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, January 20, 2023.  Eligibility for being nominated for and holding office of Councillor can be found on the Province of BC’s website (see link below).

For complete details view the 2023 By-Election Notice of Nomination.

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: Running for local office – Province of British Columbia (

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

Nomination Forms for each candidate will be available for viewing at the Village office beginning January 10, 2023.

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.