The next 2022 Local Government Election is scheduled for October 15, 2022.
A Mayor, six (6) Councillors and nine (9) School Trustees will be elected for a four (4) year term in the 2022 election.
The School District Trustees Election will be conducted by the Township of Esquimalt. Information on the Trustee Elections can be found at the Greater Victoria School district website.
The deadline for voting by mail ballot has now passed. All qualified electors can vote on General Voting Day, Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Elections Team Contacts:
Email: [email protected]
Deputy Chief Election Officer: Sarah Holloway 250-414-7157
Chief Election Officer: Deb Hopkins 250-414-7135
The Township of Esquimalt will be using the Provincial Voters List for the 2022 general local elections. You can check to see if you are a registered voter by visiting the Elections BC Online Voter Registration website.
You can register to vote or update your information at the link above. Additionally, eligible voters will be able to register at the time of voting.
If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can pre-register by adding your name to the province's Future Voters List.
Elector Organizations must register with Elections BC.
Non-resident property electors may register in relation to one property only, and if more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register to vote, as long as they have the written consent of a majority of all registered owners (original signatures required). No corporation may be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector as no corporation is entitled to vote.
|Mar 8||Last day to meet the 6-month BC residency requirement for candidates submitting nomination documents on Sep 9/22|
|Apr 14||Last day to meet the 6-month residency requirement for registering on General Voting Day|
|Aug 30||9:00 a.m. Nomination period opens|
|Sep 9||4:00 p.m. Nomination period closes|
|Sep 13||4:00 p.m. Deadline for challenge of nominations|
|Sep 14||Last day to meet the 30-day property ownership requirement for registering on General Voting Day|
|Sep 16||4:00 p.m. Deadline for withdrawal of candidates|
|Sep 17||Campaign period begins|
|Sep 19||4:00 p.m. Deadline for declaration of election by voting|
|Oct 5||8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. Advance Voting at Esquimalt Recreation Centre Gym|
|Oct 12||8:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. Advance Voting at Esquimalt Recreation Centre Gym|
|Oct 15||8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. General Voting Day (Esquimalt Recreation Centre Gym)|
|Oct 15||8:00 p.m. Deadline for mail ballots to be received by the Chief Election Officer|
|Oct 19||4:00 p.m. Deadline for declaration of official voting results|
|Nov 7||7:00 p.m Inaugural Council meeting|
- Election and Assent Voting Procedures Bylaw, 2022, No. 3068
- Automated Vote Counting System Authorization and Procedures Bylaw, 2022, No. 3069
This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available. If you have questions, please email [email protected]