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Local government elections in British Columbia are currently held every four (4) years. This includes elections for mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors and commissioners (Bear Lake Community Commission). 

Residents as well as persons that own property within the jurisdiction of the local government but do not reside there, may be eligible to vote provided eligibility requirements of the Local Government Act are met.

By-elections may be held if the office of a director or commissioner becomes vacant.

In addition to elections and by-elections, the Regional District may also hold a vote (referendum) to obtain the assent of the electors on a proposed service or other matter.

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2021 By-Election Commissioner, Bear Lake Local Community

Saturday June 5, 2021

Key Dates

General Voting Day
Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Bear Lake Recreation Association, 461 Hart Lake Road, Bear Lake, BC

Advance Voting Days
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Regional District Office, 155 George Street, Prince George, BC


Deadline Date

Nomination Document available

April 14, 2021

Start of Nomination Period

April 20, 2021

End of Nomination Period

April 30, 2021

Declaration of Candidates

April 30, 2021

Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline

May 7, 2021

End of Election Period

May 7, 2021

Start of Campaign Period

May 8, 2021

Advance Voting Opportunity

May 26, 2021

Advance Voting Opportunity

June 1, 2021

General Voting Day

June 5, 2021

Determination of Official Election Results

June 7, 2021

End of Period to File Disclosure Statement with Elections BC

September 3, 2021

Candidate Resources

Elections BC administers campaign financing and advertising rules for local elections and assent voting in B.C. under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Candidates must be familiar with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act and its requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Financial Disclosure Act contact:

Elections BC
Tel: 250-387-5305
Toll-free: 1-855-952-0280

Nomination Documents

Nomination documents must be delivered to the Regional District main office between 9:00 a.m. Tuesday April 20, 2021 and 4:00 p.m. Friday April 30, 2021 during regular business hours by appointment only. Please call 1-800-667-1959 to schedule an appointment.

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