Are you interested in running in the 2022 local government election?
On October 15, 2022, New Denver residents will elect 1 Mayor, and 4 Councillors.
Candidate nomination packages will be available online, at the Village of New Denver Office in early August 2022.
In compliance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, candidates are required to submit their financial disclosure documents to Elections BC for verification and publication. Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements can be viewed online at Elections BC, when available.
For questions about campaign financing or advertising, contact Elections BC at 1-855-952-0280 (toll-free).
- Begins: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at 8 am
- Ends: Friday, September 9, 2022, at 4 pm
Qualifications for positions
To be eligible to run as a candidate, at the time of nomination you must meet the following criteria:
- 18 years or older on Election Day
- Canadian citizen
- resident of BC for at least six months prior to the date of nomination (August 30, 2022)
- not disqualified by any act or law from voting in British Columbia, or from being nominated for, elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law
Other important notes for candidates:
- You don’t need to live in the area to be a candidate.
- Federal employees must apply to the Public Service Commission for permission.
- At least two qualified Village of New Denver electors (whose names must be on Election BC’s list of electors) must nominate you per the Local Government Act.
Candidate roles and responsibilities
Mayor – The Mayor is the head of the Village of New Denver. The mayor provides leadership to council by recommending bylaws, resolutions and other measures that, in the Mayor’s opinion may assist the peace, order and good government of the city.
The mayor is also responsible for:
- communicating information to council
- presiding at council meetings when in attendance
- providing, on behalf of council, general direction to municipal management respecting implementation of municipal policies, programs and other directions of the council
- establishing standing committees for matters the mayor thinks would be better managed by a committee and appointing members of council to the committees
- reviewing the conduct of municipal management and employees
- reflecting the will of council and to carry out other duties on behalf of the council
- carrying out other duties assigned under this or any other Act
Under the current Council Remuneration Bylaw, the Mayor is compensated $5,767.44 per year for these duties.
Councillor – There are 4 Councillors to be elected in the Village of New Denver. All members of council have the following responsibilities:
- to consider the well-being and interests of the municipality and its community
- to contribute to the development and evaluation of the policies and programs of the municipality respecting its services and other activities
- to participate in council meetings, committee meetings and meetings of other bodies to which the member is appointed
- to carry out other duties assigned by the council
- to carry out other duties assigned under this or any other Act.
Municipal councils work together to develop policies and procedures designed to provide services to improve the quality of life for its citizens. council must make decisions as a group, in an official meeting. Individual council members cannot make a decision on behalf of council or the village and cannot individually give direction to staff.
Under the current Council Remuneration Bylaw, Councillors are compensated $3,172.65 per year for these duties.