By-Election: Notice of Nomination

Posted: December 30, 2020

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DISTRICT OF TOFINO
BY-ELECTION

NOTICE OF NOMINATION: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS TO BE A CANDIDATE

Starting January 19, 2021, Tofino’s Chief Election Officer will receive nominations for the Office of Mayor (one to be elected) and for the Office of Councillor (two to be elected) for the remainder of the current Council term ending in October, 2022.

Candidate information packages, including nomination documents and background materials, will be available beginning January 6, 2021, at the District of Tofino Municipal Office, 121 Third Street, by appointment during regular office hours, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and online at www.tofino.ca/elections


QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

To be nominated, elected and hold office, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be age 18 or older on general voting day;
  • have been a resident of B.C. for at least six months before filing nomination documents; and
  • not be disqualified by law from voting or from being nominated for, elected to, or holding office.

FILING PROCEDURES

Nominations will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person from 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 19th, until 4:00 pm on Friday, January 29, 2021 (excluding weekends).

Nomination documents may be delivered to Tofino’s Chief Election Officer in person (by appointment), or by mail or courier, to District of Tofino, PO Box 9, 121 Third Street, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0. Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to file nomination documents in person by making an appointment with the Chief Election Officer during the nomination period.

Documents may also be submitted by email to elysegb@tofino.ca or by fax 250-725-3775 with originals to follow no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, February 5, 2021.

It is the nominee’s responsibility to ensure all required forms are received by the deadline date. Nomination documents that are not delivered in person must include the required solemn declaration. 

CAMPAIGN EXPENSE LIMITS - Contact Elections BC for information about campaign expense and advertising limits.

Expense limits for candidates during the campaign period (February 6-March 6, 2021) is set by the province as follows:

  • Mayor - $10,000
  • Councillor - $5,000

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS

Expense limits set by the province for third party advertising are as follows:

  • Directed - $750 limit applies to advertising about a Tofino candidate or elector organization
  • Cumulative - $150,000 limit applies to both directed and issue advertising

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on these matters, please contact:

Elyse Goatcher-Bergmann, Chief Election Officer at 250-725-3229 ext. 610

Cass Spence, Deputy Chief Election Officer 250-725-3229 ext. 611

Or visit www.tofino.ca/elections

For all campaign expense and advertising inquiries, visit www.elections.bc.ca/lecf.