Elections

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Municipal Elections

General local elections in B.C. are held every four years on the third Saturday in October. The next general local elections will be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2022 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

An election by voting is to be held to elect a Mayor, six Councillors and six School District Trustees. The list of candidates are below, and candidates are listed in the order that they will appear on the ballot. 

 

Mayor - One (1) to be elected

Surname

Usual Names

Residential Address

Fitzpatrick

Stephen

9 – 616 – 7th Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2T2

Hoang

Jason

1742 India Ave, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2Y3

Pond

Herb

Prince Rupert, BC

Thompson

Chrystopher

Prince Rupert, BC

 

Councillors - Six (6) to be elected

Surname

Usual Names

Residential Address

Forster

Teri

1005 Jubilee Cres, Port Edward, V0V 1G0

Niesh

Wade

1509 Jamaica Ave, Prince Rupert, V8J 2Y6

Skelton-Morven

Reid

Prince Rupert

Randhawa

Gurvinder

1744 Kootenay Ave, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 4B2

Cunningham

Barry

Prince Rupert

Adey

Nick

Prince Rupert

Gordon-Payne

Sheila

PO BOX 287, Prince Rupert , BC, V8J 3P6

Chugh

Andy

1784 Sloan Ave, Prince Rupert, V8J 4B5

 

School Trustees - Six (6) to be elected

Surname

Usual Names

Residential Address

Maier

Kristy

180 Van Arsdol St, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1E3

Dalton

Danielle

Prince Rupert

Horne

James

304 5th Ave East, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1R9

Pucci

Michael

Prince Rupert

Toye

Kate

Prince Rupert

Sanchez

Louisa

519 7th Ave East, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2J4

Watkins

Stephanie

250 Heron Rd, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 4G6

 

Election Notices

Notice of Nominations

Declaration of Candidates

Notice of Advanced and Special Voting, Voter Eligibility, Mail in Ballots

Notice of Election by Voting

 

Candidate Information

Are you a candidate? Check out our Information for Candidates Page for more details on the nomination packages, role of local government officials, relevant legislation and regulations, and more!

In municipal elections, Prince Rupert voters elect:

  • One mayor
  • Six councillors
  • Six school trustees for School District 52.

 

Requirements to vote or be a candidate

To vote or run in the election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before election day or the day nomination papers are filed
  • Not be disqualified by law from voting, or from being nominated, elected, or holding office.
  • To run for office in a municipal election, you must be nominated by at least 2 eligible electors.

 

Are you registered to vote?

Voters can register or update their information through the online voter registration system at www.elections.bc.ca/ovr.  Online voter registration is generally halted a few months prior to the election date. Following the date prescribed by Elections BC, registration can only occur at the time of voting.

 

Voting Dates and Location

Dates and locations for General Voting Day and Advance voting will be posted when they are available for the next election. 

  • General Voting occurs at the Prince Rupert Recreation Complex - Auditorium, October 15th, 2022 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.
  • Advance voting will occur at the Recreation Complex (1000 McBride Street), Wednesday October 5th and Wednesday October 12th from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm.
  • A Special Voting Opportunity will be held on October 13th, 2022 for qualified electors who are staff, patients or residents at the Prince Rupert Hospital from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and at Acropolis Manor from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

**Please note that BC Transit is offering free service all day on General Voting Day, October 15th to assist residents in getting to the polls. 

 

Voting Assistance

Voting locations are made as accessible as possible to people with disabilities or impaired mobility.  Individuals who find it difficult to enter a voting location may request a ballot brought to them in the parking lot or at curbside by an Election Official.

Individuals unable to mark their own ballot or who require a translator may ask an Election Official, friend or relative for assistance.  Anyone helping an elector with filling out a ballot will be required to sign a Declaration of Persons Assisting an Elector to Mark a Ballot form.

 

Mail Ballot Voting Information

WHO CAN VOTE BY MAIL?

All electors registered on the Provincial Voters list are permitted to vote by mail in the 2022 Prince Rupert general local election.  This list was closed August 17th, 2022. If an elector would like to check if they are registered on this list prior to applying to receive a mail ballot, call the Prince Rupert Elections Office at (250) 627 0939.

All those who qualify as an elector but are not registered on the Provincial Voters list are eligible to register to vote at the Advance and General Voting opportunities held on the following dates:

  • Advance Voting is Wednesday October 5 and Wednesday October 12.  
  • General Voting day is October 15.

REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE

To obtain a mail ballot, you must complete a request and submit it to the City of Prince Rupert.  The request application form can be found here:

Mail Ballot Request Application

**Note that applications MUST INCLUDE One Piece of Identification with a signature provided that includes residency and identity (photocopy or jpeg or pdf) (For example, a driver’s Licence, BC Services Card, BC Care Card)

Complete the form and submit either:

  • By email to mailmyballot@princerupert.ca 
  • By mail to City of Prince Rupert 424 Third Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1L7 or
  • In person at the Customer Service Desk in City Hall during office hours 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday or in the City Hall after hours Drop Slot both located at 424 Third Avenue West, Prince Rupert.

Please note that once you request a mail ballot, you will not be issued another ballot for this election.

DUE DATES

BEFORE 4:00 PM SEPTEMBER 30

  • Mail Ballot packages that are requested by 4:00 PM September 30, 2022, will be mailed on or about October 3, 2022.

 AFTER 4:00 PM SEPTEMBER 30

  • Mail Ballot packages completed and received after 4:00 PM on September 30, 2022, until 3:00 PM on October 12 will not be mailed out and will need to be picked up from City Hall, 424 Third Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J1L7. This is to ensure that you receive your mail ballot in a timely fashion.

SUBMITTING YOUR MAIL BALLOT

To be counted for the election, your completed ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 PM on general voting day Saturday October 15.  You can mail the completed ballot package or drop it off at City Hall between business hours of 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday to Friday or in the City Hall drop slot after hours.  The City Hall drop slot is recommended if you will be dropping it off on Saturday October 15 up until 8:00 PM sharp. 

The cutoff to use the City Hall drop slot is Saturday, October 15, at 8:00 PM sharp.  Any ballots received after 8:00 PM on October 15 will not be counted.