Election

In B.C. General Local Elections are held every four years. In Kelowna these include the election of a Mayor and eight Councillors to City Council, and the election of four School Trustees to the Board of School District No. 23. By-elections occur if a council seat becomes vacant within the four year term. 

The next scheduled General Voting Day in Kelowna is October 20, 2018.

Key Dates

Monday, January 1, 2018 - Friday, September 21, 2018Election period
Friday, July 27, 2018Candidate packages available
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - Saturday, September 14, 2018Nomination period
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018Campaign period
Saturday, October 20, 2018General Voting Day
Friday, January 18, 2019Financing disclosure statement filing deadline
Monday, February 18, 2019Financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee

For additional Local Election candidate information on campaign financing, visit
 Elections BC

Elections and by-elections are conducted according to the Local Government Act, with resources and information related to the 2018 General Local Election also available from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

At the Polls

We require all electors to register at the time of voting for all elections. Voting for candidates is done by hand, on specially prepared ballots, but the vote counting is done electronically using electronic voting machines. Manual counts of each and every vote are no longer required, which means the vote tally can be calculated within minutes of the final voter casting a ballot. Unofficial city-wide election results are made available on our website following the close of voting. The paper ballots are retained in the event that a recount, whether electronic or manual, is required.

Municipal Election Results