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

Ask a Question

Submit a question here or reach out to the election team at any time by emailing election@kamloops.ca or calling 250-828-3483.

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    Do we need two photo IDs to vote? Are voting cards not being sent out anymore? They usually have the rules and voting location...

    Lisa Nielsen asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for the question. You need two pieces of ID, but neither have to be photo ID. One piece of ID must have your signature on it. Voting cards are not send out for municipal/local elections, just for provincial or federal elections. You can learn more about our voter registration requirements here, in the post from October 5. You can find a list of our polling places (and you can vote at any one you choose) here.

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    You say use only the pen provided on the absentee ballot. No pen provided! Are you purposely intending to void all absentee ballots? It is bad enough that the issuing of ballots by mail does not provide sufficient time to get ballots returned. Does no one know mail is no longer sorted in Kamloops or Kelowna, it is sent to the coast and then returned.

    Deedee asked 4 months ago

    The instruction to use the marker provided is for those voting in-person at a polling place, as you opted for a mail ballot you must provide your own pen or marker. You may use a ballpoint pen or sharpie to mark your mail ballot. Do not use a pencil.

    Ballots were received by the City on Thursday, September 29 and were mailed out at the earliest opportunity which was Monday, October 3. If you are concerned about having sufficient time to return you ballot, you may return it to City Hall at 7 Victoria Street West either in-person or through the drop box. 

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    How many votes does each voter place for city council candidates? There are 8 seats available, do you vote for eight councillors or just one?

    Bryan Johnston asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question. You may vote for up to and including 1 Mayor, eight Councillors, and five School Trustees. You do not need to vote for the maximum number of seats available (e.g. you can vote for fewer than eight Councillors).

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    Will there be information on each candidate's priorities/views/plans/platforms on this website?

    Clarice asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The City does not publish candidate platform information or host any candidate-related events. Local media (the newspaper or other online publications) can be good resources and community groups may hold forums or other events. Many candidates also have various social media accounts and may have opted to share their social media sites listed on localelections.ca.

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    Will the complete list of candidates for City of Kamloops Mayor and Council be published on this website? Thank you.

    Tom asked 5 months ago

    Thank you for the question. Candidates are continually added to our website Kamloops.ca/Election as they come in. The nomination period closes at 4:00 pm, Friday, September 9, 2022. As there is a brief window of time in which candidates may withdraw their nomination, the official and final list of candidates that will be on the ballot will be published at 4:00 pm on Monday, September 19, 2022 at the above listed website. 


Page last updated: 31 Oct 2022, 01:53 PM