Elections

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General local elections are held every four years in BC. The next election is Saturday October 15, 2022. In Kelowna, eligible voters will elect:

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Key dates

Summer 2022 Candidate nomination packages available
August 30, 2022 to September 9, 2022Nomination period
October 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 2022Advance Voting Opportunities
October 15, 2022General voting day
October 31, 2022 to November 3, 2022New Council Orientation

Changes for 2022

New campaign financing and advertising rules were introduced for the 2022 general local election. Get more information through Elections BC

Voting in the election

To vote in the election, you must be:

  • 18 years of age or older on October 15, 2022;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of BC for at least 6 months before the day you register to vote;
  • a resident of the City of Kelowna or a qualified non-resident property elector; and
  • not disqualified from voting.

All voters must register at the time of voting. 

Election resources

Elections BC is responsible for advertising rules, campaign financing and disclosure rules, and registration of elector organizations.

Visit the Ministry of Municipal Affairs for general information about election administration, legislation, and processes. Relevant election legislation includes Part 3 of the Local Government Act, the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, the Local Government Elections Regulation, and the School Act.

City of Kelowna bylaws establish procedures for the use of automated voting machines and regulations for election signs