The City of Pitt Meadows will be administering the 2022 General Local Election in Pitt Meadows for one Mayor and six Councillors, as well as the School Election for two Trustees to represent the Pitt Meadows electoral area on the SD42 School Board (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows).
To run for local office (Mayor, Councillor or School Trustee), you must:
- be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day (October 15, 2022);
- be a Canadian citizen;
- be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately prior to being nominated; and
- not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting are being elected to office.
Are you thinking about running for City Council?
The City of Pitt Meadows is pleased to offer two Candidate Information sessions for individuals interested in learning more about how local government operates and to provide a general overview of the roles and responsibilities of a Council member. We will also review the nomination process, key election information, and current priorities for Pitt Meadows that will be important to you if you are elected to office.
Although these information sessions are optional, we strongly encourage you to attend to learn as much as you can about the election process and to voice any questions or concerns that you might have.
|Candidate Information Session 1 – July 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.|
City Hall, 12007 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
|Candidate Information Session 2 – July 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.|
Virtual through Zoom Video Conferencing [link provided upon registration]
Please register by emailing email@example.com or call 604.465.2472.
School District #42 School Trustee Information
To learn about the information sessions for potential School Trustee candidates, please contact the School District by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or download the information guide today! For more information, please visit https://www.sd42.ca/local-elections/
Nomination Period [August 30th – September 9th]
Nomination papers will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. on August 30 until precisely 4:00 p.m. on September 9th. Nomination packages for the Municipal Candidates and School Trustees will be available for pick up at City Hall [12007 Harris Road] during regular business hours beginning July 11, 2022, or may be downloaded here once available.
Details on how and when to submit your paperwork will be included in the covering letter within each package. Any questions may be directed to:
Kate Barchard | Chief Election Officer | email@example.com | 604.465.2462.
The Chief Election Officer will post a public declaration of all municipal and school trustee candidates shortly after the close of Nomination Period on September 9th.
*NOTE: Scheduling an appointment with the Chief Election Officer to submit your nomination package is the best way to ensure adequate time is reserved to go through the paperwork and ensure everything is in order. Mandatory forms must be fully completed and submitted before the deadline of 4:00 p.m. on September 9th, 2022, or the person nominated is automatically withdrawn from being a candidate in the election.
*NOTE: All candidates in local elections must abide by the campaign financing and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA), which include campaign period expense limits, contribution limits, election advertising rules and disclosure rules. For more information, please contact Elections BC, who is responsible for administering campaign financing and advertising rules for local elections: 1-800-661-8683 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Elector organizations promote candidates in local elections. They are also called civic political parties. Anyone can form an elector organization, but only elector organizations registered with Elections BC can endorse candidates, receive campaign contributions and incur election expenses.
New in 2022 - Elector organizations must register with Elections BC in order to endorse a candidate, receive a campaign contribution, or incur an election expense. Read more about new rules for elector organizations.
Additionally, please visit the City's Election Resource Library for supplemental information.