Serve your community
If you’re thinking of running for local office, part of the decision-making process may include considering the role you will play, how best you can serve your community and the impact you will have as an elected official.
As a locally elected official, you will be entrusted with making decisions that directly affect the daily lives of residents, families, local business owners and many others in the community. It is important to think about how you can best serve your community if you are elected and the expectations of being a locally elected official.
An effective local government requires dedicated, ethical and informed leaders who are committed to their communities. Perhaps you want to become an elected official so you can:
- be actively involved in the local democratic process
- contribute your experience and knowledge to your community
- address various issues in your community and/or lead change in your community.
Election Day Countdown
Tofino Election Office
Nikki Best, Chief Election Officer
250-725-3229 ext. 610
Jaime Larsen, Deputy Chief Election Officer
250-725-3229 ext. 611
For information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact:
Thinking about running for local office?
Candidate Information Session
Join us on Tuesday, August 16, 5-7 PM for a session on the fundamentals of being an elected official.
Nomination packages are available for pickup at the Municipal Hall. It is highly recommended that candidates meet with election staff to pickup a nomination package.
Overview of B.C. General Local Elections 2022:
The Participants in BC General Local Elections:
Voting and Taking Office:
|If you have questions about…||Contact|
|Voting and ballots||Local Chief Election Officers | ac.onifot@noitcele|
|Nomination process||Local Chief Election Officer | ac.onifot@noitcele|
|Advertising rules||Elections BC|
|Campaign financing and disclosure rules||Elections BC|
|Registration of elector organizations||Elections BC|
|School trustees/school board elections||Ministry of Education|
|Legislation for local elections||Ministry of Municipal Affairs|