CSRD Local Government Elections 2018

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The Columbia Shuswap Regional District will be holding elections for qualified voters in the six (6) Electoral Areas for a four-year term on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Polls open at 8:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM (Local Time). Voting locations will be announced once the nomination process is complete. 

The CSRD election pages contains details about the 2018 Election, including key election dates, candidate nomination process and elector eligibility. 

If you are thinking for running for office, see the Candidates Information page.

If you are are voter, check out the Voter Information page. 

There is a single referendum being run in conjunction with the General Local Elections for the residents of the CSRD's Electoral Area A only. If you would like more information on the assent vote for the Proposed Core Facilities Contribution Service, see the Electoral Area A Assent Vote (Referendum) page.

Information about the election will be added and updated as the election process continues.



Find out more about the October 20, 2018 General Local Election.


The B.C. government is responsible for the core local government system and its legislative framework. The administration of general local elections is a shared responsibility between the local government and Elections BC.

  • Local government is responsible for running its own general local election.
  • Elections BC is responsible for the administration of the provincial electoral process in B.C. and the campaign financing and third party advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Key Dates
Detail Date
Election Period

Monday, January 1, 2018 - 
Friday, September 21, 2018

Nomination Period

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 
Friday, September 14, 2018

Declaration of Candidates Friday, September 14, 2018
Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline Friday, September 21, 2018
Campaign Period

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Advanced Voting Wednesday, October 10, 2018
General Voting Day Saturday, October 20, 2018
Declaration of Official Election Results Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Oath or Affirmation of Office Deadline Monday, December 10, 2018
Disclosure Statements Filing Deadline Friday, January 18, 2019
Disclosure Statements Late Filing Deadline Monday, February 18, 2019



For further information or resources, click on a link below:
BC Government to learn more about the general elections process, administration, or related legislation.
Elections BC for answers to questions about the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, election advertising, third party advertising sponsors and campaign financing rules.
Local Government in BC: A Community Effort - a booklet that provides an overview of local government in BC, that explains how local governments operate and how community members can get involved. Published by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM)
For general election questions, please contact CSRD Elections staff by email or at 250.832.8194.

More Resources

The Government of BC has information and documents available regarding Local Government Elections.

2018 Local Government Elections
Thinking of Running for Local Government Office?
What Every Candidate Needs to Know
Guide to Supporting a Candidate for Local Elections
Elector Organization Guide to Local Elections in BC
View the BC Government Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - Local Government Elections page

More information will be added to this page as it becomes available. 



Contact Information

Contact the CSRD for answers to questions about all local election administration

Lynda Shykora
Chief Election Officer


Colleen Goodey
Deputy Chief Election Officer

T: 250 832-8194
TF: 1.888.248.2773

Contact Elections BC for answers to questions about local elections campaign financing and election advertising requirements.

Elections BC
T: 250.387.5305
TF: 1.855.952.0280
E: electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca
W: www.elections.bc.ca