Important Election Information

General Local Elections are held every four years in BC. In North Cowichan this includes the election of a Mayor and six Councillors to Municipal Council. 

General Voting Day in North Cowichan is Saturday, October 20, 2018. Advance Voting opportunities are being held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Please follow the links for the official 2018 North Cowichan Declarations and Notice of Election:

Note, for further North Cowichan Candidate information (including contact information authorized for disclosure), please see the following CivicInfo BC page: 2018 Election - North Cowichan Candidates 

Important Dates

January 1, 2018 to September 21, 2018

Election Period

July 30, 2018 Candidate packages available

September 4, 2018 to September 14, 2018

Nomination Period
September 22, 2018 to October 20, 2018 Campaign Period
October 10, 2018 & October 16, 2018 Advance Voting
October 20, 2018 General Voting Day
January 18, 2019

Deadline to file campaign

financing disclosure


Register to Vote!

North Cowichan uses the Provincial Voters List as its list of registered electors.  If you are a qualified elector, we encourage you to register, update, or confirm your voter information with Elections BC as soon as possible.  1.800.661.8683

If you are unable to register before a municipal election, you may still register at the voting place if you meet the elector qualifications.  You must show at least 2 pieces of ID that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence.  At least one must contain your signature.

For more information on General Local Elections

 For more information on running for local office

For information on the CVRD Regional Assent Voting (Referendum questions), please visit:

2018 Referenda

Non-Resident Property Elector registration info:

If you are eligible to register as a non-resident property elector and have not already done so, you may pre-fill out the following forms prior to arriving at the voting place (available during Advance Voting days October 10 and 16, and General Voting day, October 20):

For more information on the North Cowichan 2018 Municipal Election, please contact:

Alyssa Meiner
Chief Election Officer  
Kristy Convery
Deputy Chief Election Officer  

More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Thank you and remember to vote!