Civic Election 2018
2018 Civic Election
General local elections in B.C are held every four years on the third Saturday in October. The next general local election will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018. The Village of Clinton welcomes all eligible voters to cast their votes for one (1) mayor, four (4) councillors and one (1) school trustee.
Links to valuable information have been provided for voters and those individuals who wish to run for office in Clinton. The Village of Clinton urges everyone interested in running for office in 2018 to research all the relevant legislation and to contact Elections BC for any questions regarding campaign financing. Please feel free to contact the Chief Election Officer for further information.
Potential Candidates- Information Session
The Village of Clinton hosted an information session for potential candidates on:
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers.
The link below will open the Power Point presentation from the Information Session.
Clinton Election Officials
Chief Elections Officer
Voters- Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Vote?
You are eligible to vote in the 2018 Clinton general local election if you:
- Are a Canadian Citizen
- Are 18 years of age or older
- Have lived in B.C for at least six (6) months
- Have lived in Clinton for at least thirty (30) days
- Are not disqualified by law from voting
How Do I Vote?
To vote in The Village of Clinton general local election simply go to the voting location on election day, between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm and present valid identification. To be valid, at least one piece of identification must have your signature and at least one must list your address.
Acceptable forms of identification are:
- B.C Drivers License
- B.C Services (Care) Card
- B.C ID Card from Motor Vehicle Branch
- ICBC Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License
- Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8
- Social Insurance Card
- Citizenship Card
- Property Tax Notice\Utility Notice
- Welfare Cheque Stub showing name and ID Number
- Statutory Declaration or Sworn Affidavit (From a Notary Public, Lawyer, or Commissioner for taking oaths)
Potential Candidates- Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Qualified to Run?
To run for office in Clinton you must meet the following criteria from Section 66 of the Local Goverment Act or Section 32 of the School Act:
- Be a Canadian Citizen (Landed Immigrants who are not yet citizens are not qualified)
- Be 18 years of age or older on voting day
- Be a resident of B.C for at least six (6) months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed
- Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in B.C or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office.
Candidate Nomination and Endorsement Packages
Nomination packages are now available for pick-up at the Village Office at 1423 Cariboo Highway during regular business hours -8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. A PDF version is available below.
The Nomination period for the October 20, 2018 general local election spans from Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 9:00 am to Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
Nomination and Endorsement Packages will be received during the nomination period by the Chief Election Officer by hand, mail, fax, email or other delivery service until 4:00 pm September 14, 2018. Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 pm on September 21, 2018.