2022 Municipal Election

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Municipal Election Kamloops Vote

The 2022 Municipal Election is just around the corner! City of Kamloops residents will have the opportunity to elect a new Mayor and Council, as well as new School Trustees to represent their community on the School District 73 Board. General voting day is Saturday, October 15, 2022, and there will be 16 voting locations across our community. We will have three advance voting opportunities: Wednesday, October 5; Saturday, October 8; and Wednesday, October 12. Mail ballot voting is also available to all eligible voters this year making it easier than ever for you to cast your vote in this year’s election. Information on how to vote by mail ballot and more topics will be made available over the summer.

Subscribe to this page to stay current on voting news, polling places, and where to find the advance polling station closest to you.

Information for those interested in running for Mayor, City Councillor, or School Trustee can be found at: Kamloops.ca/election

The 2022 Municipal Election is just around the corner! City of Kamloops residents will have the opportunity to elect a new Mayor and Council, as well as new School Trustees to represent their community on the School District 73 Board. General voting day is Saturday, October 15, 2022, and there will be 16 voting locations across our community. We will have three advance voting opportunities: Wednesday, October 5; Saturday, October 8; and Wednesday, October 12. Mail ballot voting is also available to all eligible voters this year making it easier than ever for you to cast your vote in this year’s election. Information on how to vote by mail ballot and more topics will be made available over the summer.

Subscribe to this page to stay current on voting news, polling places, and where to find the advance polling station closest to you.

Information for those interested in running for Mayor, City Councillor, or School Trustee can be found at: Kamloops.ca/election

  • Mail Ballot Voting is Open

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    Registration for Mail Ballot Voting opens at 9:00 am on September 6, 2022. All voters who wish to vote by mail must complete the form and submit it to the Chief Election Officer. The last opportunity to request a mail ballot is 3:30 pm on Friday, October 14, 2022. Further details on how to submit your mail ballot and timelines for returning your mail ballot to the Chief Election officer are available in the form link. As of October 2, no ballots will be mailed out to voters, they must be picked up from City Hall but can be returned by mail. Only ballots returned to the Chief Election Officer by 8:00 pm on General Voting Day will be counted. Postmarked ballots will not be counted.

  • Nomination Packages Now Available

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    The 2022 General Local Election nomination packages for candidates for Kamloops Mayor and Councillors and School District No. 73 School Trustees are now available for downloading at Kamloops.ca/Election or for pickup on a USB drive at City Hall, 7 Victoria Street West, during regular business hours Monday–Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Completed nomination forms are due to the Chief Election Officer or their Deputy by appointment only between Tuesday, August 30, and Friday, September 9, 2022.

    Provincial legislation dictates much of how local elections are run, including all of the rules and processes for nominations and for running campaigns. The City has posted an information page for candidates at Kamloops.ca/Election listing several resources for those who wish to learn more about running for office. Resources include videos, webpages, and guides detailing everything from the role of local elected officials to campaign financing and advertising rules. Learning as much as possible before deciding to run for office will help potential candidates gain a better understanding of the election process as well as the nature of the position they seek to hold.

  • Election Details

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    The 2022 General Local Election (Mayor, Councillors, and School Trustees) is happening this fall. All eligible voters are encouraged to vote for their new Mayor (one), Councillors (eight), and School Trustees (five).

    WHEN?

    General Voting Day is Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at 16 locations across the City. You may also vote at any of our Advance Voting Days on:

    • Wednesday, October 5, 2022
    • Saturday, October 8, 2022
    • Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    If none of the above dates work for you, you may also vote by Mail Ballot. For information on requesting a mail ballot, visit www.kamloops.ca/election.

    WHERE?

    There will be 16 Polling Places across the city on General Voting Day on October 15. The complete list is available at the Voting Locations link above. There are two locations over the three dates for Advance Voting Polling, and those places will be:

    • Heritage House, 100 Lorne Street, Downtown Kamloops
    • McArthur Island Sports Centre Lounge, 1665 Island Parkway


    INFORMATION and CONTACT

    You may contact the election team with any question through the following methods:

    Election Officials for the 2022 General Local election are:

    Amanda Passmore
    Chief Election Officer
    Courtney Ranger
    Deputy Chief Election Officer
    Natalie Garbay
    Deputy Chief Election Officer
  • Call for Election Officials - UPDATED!

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    The application period for Election Officials is now closed.

    Get involved! Apply to be an Election Official for the 2022 General Local Election.

    The City will hire approximately 200 people to conduct the election on October 15, 2022, and you could be one of them! Simply print and complete an Election Official Application form available on our website: Kamloops.ca/Election. We require a sample of your handwriting, so the form is not fillable online.

    Drop-off or mail your application:
    Attention: Amanda Passmore, Chief Election Officer

    City Hall

    7 Victoria Street West

    Kamloops, BC V2C 1Y1

    OR scan and email to: election@kamloops.ca

Page last updated: 06 Sep 2022, 02:17 PM