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Your Vote Matters

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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Latest News

The nomination period closed at 4 pm on Friday September 9. Find out who's running in the election.

Listen to the latest Kelowna Talks Podcast as host Bob Evans chats with Stephen Fleming, City Clerk, about everything Election 2022.

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Key dates

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
November 7, 2022Inaugural Council meeting

Election Sign Information

The Election Sign Bylaw regulates the size, height and placement of election signs. Election signs may not be placed on City-owned properties or grass boulevards in front of City properties. They may be placed on other grass boulevards within road right-of-ways or on private property with the owner's permission. Refer to the Election Sign Guidelines for more details.

If you see a sign that you think doesn't comply with the Bylaw, you can report it through the City's Service Request system under Signs - Illegally Placed.

Campaigning, signs and other advertising are not permitted within 100 m of voting locations when voting is taking place.

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 2022 Local Government ElectionElector Registration, the use of Automated Voting Machines, and regulations for election signs.