Municipal Council Election

The Village of Pemberton is governed by a Council of five elected officials: one Mayor and four Councillors. Council operates at policy level and delegates day-to-day operations through the Chief Administrative Officer, to Village staff.

In B.C., general local elections are held every four years and are governed by the  Community Charter and the Local Government Act

Additional regulations specific to elections held in the Village of Pemberton are set out in Village of Pemberton Election and Assent Voting Bylaw No. 925, 2022

The next local election will be held on October 15, 2022. Eligible voters will elect one mayor, four councillors, and one school trustee for School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky). Information regarding election of the school trustee is available from School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky).

Voting may be held at other times for a by-election, to fill a vacancy, or to respond to a referendum question.

For more information on general local elections, please see General Local Elections 101

Important Dates

Key dates for the 2022 General Local Election in B.C.

Election Period January 1 - September 16, 2022
Nomination Period August 30 to September 9th at 4PM
Campaign Period September 17 - October 15, 2022
Advance Voting Day Saturday, October 1, 2022, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Advance Voting Day Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 8am - 8pm
Advance Voting Day Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 8am - 8pm
General Voting Day Saturday, October 15, 2022
First day to request a mail ballot Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Last day to request a mail ballot Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 4:00pm
Deadline for filing Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements 90 days after general local election day

 

Referendums

Local governments may use a referendum to obtain the approval of electors for a proposed bylaw, agreement or other matter when required or authorized to do so under the Local Government Act or Community Charter.

A referendum is conducted in the same manner as an election. Electors register at time of voting and cast their vote on a ballot usually in a form of a "yes" or "no" question.

Many of the rules & regulations that apply to municipal council elections also apply to referendums. 

Non-Election Assent Voting.

Alternative Approvals Process (AAP)

Section 84 of the Community Charter contains the provisions for elector approval. If electors' approval is required under the Community Charter or Local Government Act in relation to a particular matter, that approval may be obtained either by assent of the electors (i.e., a referendum vote), or by alternative approval process (AAP). The alternative approval process is a less expensive method of obtaining elector assent.

The municipality obtains approval of the electors through the alternative approval process if fewer than 10% of eligible electors in the area covered by the alternate approval process submit elector response forms. By signing the alternative approval response forms an elector expresses his/her opposition to the particular matter being proposed by the municipality. If more than 10% of eligible electors sign the response forms, the municipality must seek a vote in order to proceed with the matter.

Alternative Approval Process

Election Contacts

Each local government is responsible for running its own local elections, referendums and alternative approval processes in accordance with provincial laws and the Village's Election and Assent Voting Bylaw.

Chief Election Officer
Gwendolyn Kennedy, Legislative Assistant
Office Hours Telephone: 604-894-6135 ext 237
Email Gwendolyn

School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) 

Elections B.C.
1-855-952-0280
http://elections.bc.ca/ 

Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing – Local Elections
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/governance-powers/general-local-elections?keyword=elections

Ministry of Education – School Trustee Elections
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/administration/legislation-policy/school-trustee-election-procedures