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Nominations open for city council, regional board and school board candidates

Candidates must file nomination papers between Aug. 30 and Sept. 9
People who want to run as Nanaimo city council or mayoral candidates must file nomination papers with the city’s chief elections officer by Sept. 9. (News Bulletin file photo)

The nomination period for the fall local government election starts this week, which means anyone wishing to run as candidates should be thinking about filing nomination papers.

The nomination period for mayor and council, regional director and school trustee candidates opens on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 9 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.

Nomination papers for city council candidates must be filed with the chief election officer or designate at the legislative services office at city hall by making an appointment with legislative services at 250-755-4405. Nomination packages are available for pick-up at city hall until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.

“This is a critical step for anyone looking to run in the election,” said Sheila Gurrie, the city’s chief elections officer, in a press release.

General voting day for the local government election is Oct. 15.

To learn more about the City of Nanaimo municipal election, visit

For more on nomination process for the Regional District of Nanaimo regional board, visit

For information about the school board election, visit

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