How to I get nominated?

Candidates must be nominated by two qualified resident electors to run for Mayor OR Councillor. Nomination packages for Mayor and Councillor will be available as of [DATE TBD], 2026 from the Corporate Services office at City Hall, 2nd Floor, 450 Mart Street, during regular office hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Nomination packages for School Board Trustee will be available from School District No. 27. Nominations for Mayor and Councillor must be filed with the Chief Election Officer or the Deputy Chief Election Officer at City Hall and will only be accepted between 9:00 AM on [DATE TBD], 2026 and 4:00 PM on [DATE TBD], 2026. A nomination deposit is not required.

See Division 6, Sections 86 to 91 of the Local Government ActCity of Williams Lake "General Local Government Election Bylaw No. 2364, 2022" for more information.

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1. When is the next election?
2. Where and when can I vote?
3. Do I qualify to vote?
4. Can I still vote if I do not live in the City of Williams Lake boundaries?
5. When will we know who is running for Mayor and Councillors?
6. Is my name on the current list of electors?
7. Can I register to vote on election day?
8. Do I need identification to vote?
9. Do you offer curbside voting for persons with disabilities?
10. Can I vote if I am out of town in October?
11. Are mail-in ballots permitted?
12. Do I have to vote for all six (6) Councillor positions on the ballot?
13. Am I qualified to run for office?
14. Do I have to live in the City of Williams Lake to run for office?
15. How to I get nominated?
16. How many nominators do I need to run for office?
17. Where do I get nomination papers and when is the period for filing them?
18. What are the rules for campaign signs?
19. Where can I find information on campaign financing, elector organizations and third party sponsors?
20. Where can I find information on financial disclosure requirements?
21. What is an Elector Organization?
22. What is a Campaign Organizer?
23. Does the public have access to candidates’ nomination documents?
24. What was the voter turnout for past municipal elections in Williams Lake?
25. Who can I contact if I have questions?