Nomination papers available for mayor, council

Voters in Nanaimo join their provincial counterparts in a trip to the polls for municipal elections Nov. 19.

Voters in Nanaimo join their provincial counterparts in a trip to the polls for municipal elections Nov. 19.

Anyone interested in running for mayor or council can pick up candidate nomination packages at the legislative services office at city hall, 455 Wallace St., between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Nomination documents can be delivered to the chief election officer from 9 a.m. Oct. 4 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

Candidates wishing to file nomination documents should call the legislative services office at 250-755-4405 to make an appointment for filing.

Qualifications to hold office as a member of local government include:

u 18 years of age or older on voting day;

u a Canadian citizen;

u a resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;

u not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

For more information on the 2011 municipal election, please call Joan Harrison, chief election officer,  or Kris King, deputy chief election officer, at 250-755-4405 or visit



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