- You are a resident of B.C. for at least six (6) months before filing nomination documents.
- You are 18 years of age or older on general voting day.
- You are a Canadian citizen.
- You are not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
You do not have to live or own property in the area where you are running for office.
- You have been convicted of and sentenced for an indictable offence and are in custody.
- You have been found guilty of an election offence, such as intimidation or vote-buying, and are prohibited from holding office.
- You are judges of the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, or Court of Appeal.
- You are involuntarily confined to a psychiatric facility or other institution.
- You have been disqualified for specified reasons such as failing to file a candidate disclosure statement in a previous election, failing to make an oath of office, or failing to attend local government meetings in the manner and frequency required by the Community Charter.
- You have been otherwise disqualified from being nominated for, elected to, or holding office under the Local Government Act, Community Charter, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, or any other enactment or law.
- You are an employee or salaried officer of the local government or related local government (e.g. regional district). This includes volunteers who are paid for their services - unless they have taken a leave of absence to run for office and agree to resign when elected.
- You are a federal employee - unless you have requested and obtained prior permission from Public Service Commission of Canada (PSC) to run for office.
Nomination Forms and Resources
The City of Prince George is not involved in the organization or administration of candidate forums. However, the City will provide notice of such events. Organizations that wish to have an event added on this page may email the City with information and details about the event.
A third-party sponsor is an individual or organization that undertakes election advertising independent from a candidate or elector organization campaign. Third-party sponsors must register with Elections BC and disclose campaign financing under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
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