Information for Candidates

2018 General Local Election
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Information for Candidates

Link to Important Information on Election Signs

The North Oak Bay Community Association is hosting an All Candidates Meeting on Wednesday September 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Road. Please contact the North Oak Bay Community Association for more information.


The Community Association of Oak Bay is hosting an All Candidates meeting on Thursday, October 11th from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. in the Dave Dunnet Community Theatre at Oak Bay High School, 2121 Cadboro Bay Road. Please Contact the Community Association of Oak Bay for more information.

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has published a series of guides for the upcoming October 20, 2018 General Local Election.  These guides are linked below for your convenience:

The Ministry has also published information related to the responsible conduct of locally elected officials and ethical standards that candidates must uphold and a brochure on Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct.

More information pertaining to local elections legislation, election participants, elector organizations and endorsements, election offences, the election process and the 2018 General Local Election Calendar can be found at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing website.

Elections BC has published two Guides for candidates, elector organizations and their financial agents which outlines their responsibilities under the new Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
These guides have been linked below for your convenience:

Additional information for candidates and elector organizations pertaining to the 2018 General Local Election can be found at the Elections BC website.

The Province of British Columbia has provided useful videos to help guide potential candidates:

"What is Local Government?"


"Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials"


"Testing Your Readiness for Local Office"


"Local Government Decision Making"




"Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Officials"


More informational videos can be found on the Ministry's website!