Candidate Information

Qualifications to Run for Local Goverment Office

Thinking of running for Local Government Office? To be eligible to run for local government office in a general local election or a by-election, a person must have been a resident of B.C. at least six months before filing their nomination documents. They do not have to live or own property in the area where they are running for office.

In addition, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Nominees must be nominated by two resident electors of the Town of Creston
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

A person is ineligible to run for office in a general local election of by-election if they:

  • Have been convicted of and sentenced for an indictable offence and are in custody.
  • Are judges of the Provincial Court, Supreme Court or Court of Appeal
  • Are involuntarily confined to a psychiatric facility or other institution
  • Have been disqualified for specified reasons such as failing to file a candidate disclosure statement in a previous election, failing to make an oath of office, or failing to attend local government meetings in the manner and frequency required by the Community Charter
  • Have been otherwise disqualified from being nominated for, elected to or holding office under the Local Government Act, Community Charter, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act or any other enactment or law.

For more information, please visit the Province of BC "Running for Local Office" website here.

Nomination Period August 3-13, 2021

Candidates must submit a Candidate Nomination Package between 9:00 a.m. August 3 and 4:00 pm August 13, 2021 in order to be included as a candidate for the Town of Creston 2021 By-election. The packages will be available by pick up at Town Hall, 238 - 10th Avenue North, or may be requested electronically by emailing your request to, beginning August 3.

Candidates need to ensure their forms are correctly filled out and that the chosen nominators (2) are Resident Electors. Completed Nomination forms must be delivered to the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Election Officer by 4:00 pm on August 13, 2021 at Town Hall.

Information for Those Considering Running for Council 

For more local election information and helpful videos, visit these websites:

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These videos give potential candidates information to help them with answers to questions that they may have before making the decision to run for local office. 

Campaign Period Expense Limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2021 Local By-election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:

Councillor............. $5,000.00                   

Third Party Advertising Limits

In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2021 Local By-election, the following third party advertising limits apply:

Councillor............. $750.00


For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact:

Elections BC

Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-8683