Chief election officer officially calls byelection

City of Nanaimo provides more details about voting day

Nanaimo’s chief election officer has officially called the byelection for July 8.

There will be 13 names on the ballot for one seat on Nanaimo city council.

Voting will take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at nine locations across the city, and from 10 a.m.-6p.m. on Protection Island.

Advance voting will be available on Wednesday, June 28 and Wednesday July 6 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Mail-in ballot voting is also available to those who qualify and can be arranged through the city’s legislative services department by visiting 455 Wallace St. or downloading and printing the application form from the city’s website on its byelection page, a city press release says.

For more information on the 2017 by-election, visit the city website and byelection page at