2022 General Local Elections

Elections for one (1) Mayor and six (6) Councillors to represent the District of North Cowichan occur every four (4) years. North Cowichan also assists in the administration of the election for seven (7) School Trustees to represent School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley). For more information on running for School Trustee, please visit the Cowichan Valley School District’s webpage at https://sd79.bc.ca/board-of-education/trustees/trustee-elections/ for all information if you are considering running in the 2022 General Local Election.

The next General Local Election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 with Advance Voting Opportunities being held on Wednesday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 11.

General Voting Day (Saturday, October 15, 8am-8pm) locations:

  1. Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway 
  2. École Mount Prevost (gym), 6177 Somenos Road, Duncan
  3. Quamichan Middle School (multi-purpose room), 2515 Beverly Street, Duncan
  4. Maple Bay Elementary (gym), 1500 Donnay Drive, Duncan
  5. Crofton Elementary School (front lobby/hallway), 8017 York Avenue, Crofton
  6. Chemainus Seniors Centre (downstairs), 9824 Willow Street, Chemainus

Note - Advance voting on Oct 5 and Oct 11 takes place at Municipal Hall only.



Election Signage

Although the District of North Cowichan’s Sign Bylaw does not regulate when an election (campaign) sign may be displayed, it does require that they be removed within 7 days after the general local election (by October 22, 2022).

Candidates should confirm that they are permitted to post a campaign sign before installing to ensure:

  • That they are not contravening a provincial act, regulation or policy; or
  • Damaging municipal infrastructure; or
  • Creating a safety hazard for vehicles and pedestrians.

 Please visit the Campaign Signs webpage to learn more about election signage.

2022 General Local Election Important Dates

Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022

Start of Election Period

Tuesday, Aug. 2
at 4:30 pm

Deadline for elector organizations
to file registration application with Elections BC

Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 9:00 am

Start of Nomination Period

Tuesday, Aug. 30

List of Registered Electors avaiable for inspection

Thursday, Sept. 1

First day to apply for mail ballot voting

Friday, Sept. 9 at 4:00 pm

End of Nomination Period

Friday, Sept. 9 after 4:00 pm

Declaration of Candidates

Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 4:00 pm

Period to challenge candidate nominations ends

Friday, Sept. 16 at 4:00 pm

Deadline to submit original copies of nomination documents filed by email or fax

Monday, Sept. 19 at 4:00 pm  Declaration of Election
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 8am - 8pm Advance Voting Opportunity - Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 8am - 8pm Advance Voting Opportunity - Municipal Hall, 7030 Trans-Canada Highway
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 End of Campaign Period
Saturday, Oct. 15, 8am - 8pm General Voting Day - see list above for locations
Saturday, Oct. 15, after 8:00 pm

Preliminary Election Results

Wednesday, Oct. 19 by 4:00 pm

Declaration of Official Election Results

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023 Financing Disclosure Statement Filing Deadline

Contact Information

Michelle Martineau, Chief Election Officer
Phone: 250-746-3203
Email: michelle.martineau@northcowichan.ca

Tricia Mayea, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Phone: 250-746-3125
Email: tricia.mayea@northcowichan.ca