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
January 1, 2018 to September 21, 2018
|July 30, 2018||Candidate packages available|
September 4, 2018 to September 14, 2018
|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
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. www.elections.bc.ca 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
- Go to Provincial Government website
- Download Candidate’s Guide to Local Elections in BC (PDF Brochure)
- DownloadThinking of Running for Local Office? (PDF Brochure)
For information on the CVRD Regional Assent Voting (Referendum questions), please visit:
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):
- Application to Register as a Non-Resident Property Elector (Form 2-7)
- If Applicable, Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form (Form 2-8)
For more information on the North Cowichan 2018 Municipal Election, please contact:
Chief Election Officer
Deputy Chief Election Officer
More information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Thank you and remember to vote!