Eligibility for Office

2018 General Local Election
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Who May Run for Municipal Office

You may run for municipal office if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are at least 18 years old on general voting day, Saturday, October 20, 2018;
  • have lived in BC for at least six months¬†immediately before general voting day (as of March 13, 2018); and,
  • have not been disqualified by the Local Government Act or other any enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or otherwise disqualified by law.

You may not run for municipal office if you:

  • are a judge of the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, or Court of Appeal;
  • are an employee or salaried officer of the District of Oak Bay (unless you take a leave of absence to run for office and agree to resign if elected);
  • are under sentence for an indictable offence and are currently in custody or in prison;
  • have been found guilty of an election offence and are prohibited from holding office;
  • are disqualified in accordance with Section 92 (failure to file disclosure statement) or Section 92.4 (disqualification for false or incomplete reports);
  • are disqualified under Division 7 of Part 4 of the Community Charter; or,
  • are disqualified under any other enactment.