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2018 General Local Election

The next General Local Election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  Join your community in electing one Mayor, eight Councillors and seven School Trustees for Abbotsford School District #34.

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 Important Dates

 Election Period

 January 1, 2018 to September 21, 2018

 Nomination Period

 September 4, 2018 to September 14, 2018
 Campaign Period

 September 22, 2018 to October 20, 2018

 General Voting Day

 October 20, 2018

 Financial Disclosure Statement Deadline
 January 18, 2019

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Candidate Information

Thinking of Running for Local Office?

The Province of British Columbia has released a set of resources for anyone considering running in the 2018 General Local Election, including a series of videos with a number of local elected officials discussing their roles and responsibilities. Please visit the Provincial website for more information.

Candidate Requirements

To run in the election you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • not be disqualified by law from being nominated, elected, or holding office.

For more information, please refer to the Province of BC's Candidate's Guide to Local Elections 2018

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Are You On the Voters List?

The City uses the Provincial List of Electors to conduct its elections.  If you are new to Abbotsford, or have recently moved or changed your name, you can register or update your information on the Elections BC Online Voter Registration website.

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Resources and Links

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Contact Information

For more information, contact: 

City of Abbotsford Election Office
Tel: 604-851-VOTE (8683)

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