Nomination packages are now available for those planning to run for council and school board in the upcoming civic election.
The nomination packages can be downloaded online at kamloops.ca/election or picked up on a USB drive at Kamloops City Hall, which is located downtown at 7 West Victoria St. The nomination forms must be submitted between Aug. 30 and Sept. 9.
So far, 14 people have announced they will run for council, five people have said they will run for mayor and one non-incumbent has declared an intention to seek a city seat on the Kamloops-Thompson board of education.
Who is seeking office?
As of Aug. 4, by KTW’s count, the following people have declared an intention to run for either mayor or council in the Oct. 15 civic election:
SD73 Board of Education Kamloops candidates
Darrel LaRiviere (he is running for both council and school board)
Others seeking office can contact KTW by email at email@example.com. The deadline to file nomination papers is 4 p.m. Sept. 9. Deadline to revoke one’s candidacy is 4 p.m. on Sept. 16.
Are you eligible to run for office?
o be eligible to run for office you 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 immediately before filing nomination documents;
• not be disqualified under 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 the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law;
• collect the signatures of 10 people who are eligible to vote on Oct,. 15.