2022 Local Government Elections

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, eligible voters in Courtenay will cast ballots to elect:

  • 1 Mayor
  • 6 Councillors
  • 2 School District Trustees for Courtenay (School District No. 71)



2022 Candidates
Information for Candidates
Voting Locations
Mail Ballot Voting
Who Can Vote?
Elector Registration
Acceptable Identification
Election Notices
Election Resources

2022 Candidates






Information for Candidates

Nomination Period

The nomination period closed on September 9 at 4 pm.

Frequently asked Questions by Candidates


Pre-Candidate Information Session 

A pre-candidate information session was held on August 18th for individuals considering running for elected office in the 2022 General Local Elections. The session was jointly hosted by the Comox Valley Regional District, the City of Courtenay and the Village of Cumberland and featured a presentation by Allison Habkirk, a former elected official and experienced local government consultant. Below is the video from the session.

Other Resources

Other resources available for prospective candidates:

Key dates and new campaign financing and advertising rules for the 2022 General Local Elections are available from the Elections BC website or call Elections BC at 1-800-661-8683 or email electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca


Voting Locations

  • Advance Voting, Wednesday October 5, 2022, 8 am to 8 pm
    • Native Sons Hall, 360 Cliffe Avenue
  •  Advance Voting, Wednesday October 12, 2022, 8 am to 8 pm
    • Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave
  •  General Voting Day, Saturday, October 15, 2022, 8 am to 8 pm
    • Queneesh Elementary School, 2345 Mission Road
    • Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave


Mail Ballot Voting

  • All eligible electors for the City of Courtenay may apply to vote by mail.
  • Electors wishing to vote by mail must meet the qualifications to vote and submit a mail ballot application form [PDF - 210 KB].
  • If you have applied for a mail ballot, the City of Courtenay will send you a mail ballot package or have one available for pickup at Municipal Hall, as soon as the ballots are available in late September.
  • To be counted for the election, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 p.m. on October 15, 2022.


Who Can Vote?

To vote in the City of Courtenay election, you must meet the following qualifications:

Resident Electors

  • Be a Canadian Citizen.
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration or 18 years of age or older on general voting day.
  • Be a resident of the City of Courtenay on the day of registration.
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before the day of registration.
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election.
  • There is no corporate or business vote in local elections.

Non-Resident Property Elector

  • Be a Canadian citizen.
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election (October 15, 2022)
  • A registered owner of real property in the City of Courtenay for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration.
  • A resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration.
  • Not be entitled to register as a resident elector.
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of owners, register as a non-resident property elector.


Elector Registration

  • The City of Courtenay uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC. Visit the Elections BC website for information on who can vote, to update your voter information, or to register to vote.
  • To register as a non-resident property elector, complete the Non-resident Property Elector Form [PDF - 188 KB]
  • The advance registration closed at 4:30 pm on August 23, 2022. Elector registrations will not be accepted during the period August 24, 2022 to October 16, 2022 but will be accepted on voting days.


Acceptable Identification

New registrations require two pieces of ID that provide evidence of identity and place of residence, at least one with a signature (s. 72 LGA). The following forms of ID are accepted:

  • Driver’s Licence
  • BC Identification Card (issued by ICBC)
  • Photo BC Services Card (Care Card)
  • Non-photo BC Services Card (Care Card)
  • Certificate of Indian Status (issued by Government of Canada)
  • Car insurance papers
  • Provincial Social Assistance FORM SDES8
  • Statement of Employment Insurance benefits
  • BC Government cheque
  • Canadian Forces identification
  • Firearms Licence (issued by Government of Canada)
  • Social Insurance Number Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Property Tax Notice
  • Credit card or debit card or statement
  • Utility bill such as coaxial cable services, electricity, gas, telephone services, water
  • Valid current passport
  • Birth certificate



For voters with accessibility concerns, we have services available to help you vote.

  • All advance and general voting places are wheelchair accessible.
  • All eligible voters are able to vote by mail ballot (see mail ballot voting).
  • Assistance is available to voters unable to mark a ballot because of a physical disability or difficulty with reading or writing.
  • Voters needing assistance to mark a ballot may bring a friend who will be required to sign a declaration, or ask an election official for assistance.
  • ASL translation will be available at the Florence Filberg Centre on general voting day.


Election Notices


Election Resources

Contact Information

Chief Election Officer
Kate O’Connell
Deputy Chief Election Officer
Adriana Proton