Candidate Information

The Candidate Information section covers candidate eligibility, nominations, campaign financing and election advertising, and additional resources for candidates.

Candidate Eligibility

A candidate is a person seeking election as a mayor (1 seat) or councilor (4 seats) for the District of Ucluelet. That person must be nominated by eligible electors and declared a candidate by the Chief Election Officer.

A person who has not been disqualified from seeking or holding elected office may become a candidate in local elections.

A candidate for mayor, councillor, or electoral area director must:

     • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
     • be a Canadian citizen;
     • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to filing nomination documents; and,
     • not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.


Prospective candidates for local office must be nominated by at least two eligible electors from the jurisdiction where the person is seeking election.

Nomination packages will be available Friday, July 27, 2018.

Nomination period opens at 9 am on Tuesday, September 4th and closes at 4 pm on Friday, September 14, 2018.

To obtain a nomination package, please contact:

Marlene Lagoa, Chief Election Officer
Tel: 250-726-4772
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Abby Fortune, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Tel: 250-726-4780
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Campaign Financing and Election Advertising

A financial agent is a representative that candidates and elector organizations are legally required to have during an election campaign. A candidate is their own financial agent unless they appoint another individual to the position. The appointment of a financial agent by a candidate must be made in writing and the person must consent to the appointment.

Elections BC is responsible for administering campaign financing and election advertising rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA).

Guides and forms for candidates, elector organizations, and third party sponsors are available on the Elections BC website.

All questions regarding campaign financial and election advertising must be directed to Elections BC at 1-855-952-0280.

Additional Resources for Candidates

• Ucluelet Candidate Information Session Presentation (link PDF – available June 27th)
• Ucluelet 2018 General Local Elections – Important Dates
Potential Candidate Videos
Thinking of Running for Local Office?
What Every Candidate Needs to Know
Candidate’s Guide to Local Elections in B.C.
Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct for BC’s Local Governments
Local Government in BC: A Community Effort
Province of BC – General Local Elections
Union of BC Municipalities
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Local Government Management Association
Local Government Leadership Academy
CivicInfo BC
Municipal Finance Authority