General Local By-Election 2020

Information for Candidates and Electors

The 2020 general local election for the Town of Lake Cowichan will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 for eligible voters to elect the following:
  • One (1) Mayor for the Town of Lake Cowichan for the balance of term ending in October, 2022

Additional advance voting opportunities (see Under Important Dates to Remember) will also be provided for citizens prior to the General Election Day.



Information for Local Candidates:



Completed nomination documents must be delivered to the Chief Election Officer, or designate at the Town Office at 39 South Shore Road, Lake Cowichan, BC. during regular business hours. The nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m. local time on September 8, 2020 and ends at 4:00 p.m. local time on September 18, 2020.


Late nominations will not be accepted


The Province of BC and Elections BC also offer the following information on local elections:


General Local Elections;


Thinking about Running?


Candidate Eligibility;


Voter Eligibility for Voting; and


Elections BC.

Path to Good Governance (video presentations):


Characteristics of Effective Locally Elected Officials;


What is Local Government?


Testing Your Readiness for Local Office;


Local Government Decision Making; and


Roles and Responsibilities of Elected Officials.


Important Dates to Remember

Nomination Period
Begins 9 AM Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Expires 4 PM Friday, September 18, 2020
Campaign Period
Begins Saturday, September 26, 2020
Expires Saturday, October 24, 2020
Advance Voting Day 8 AM - 8 PM Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Additional Voting Opportunities 10 AM - 4 PM Monday-Friday, October 19-23, 2020
General Voting Day 8 AM - 8 PM Saturday, October 24, 2020
Campaign Financing Disclosure Deadline Friday, January 22, 2021
Campaign Financing Disclosure
Statement late filing deadline
with $500 late filing fee.
Monday, February 22, 2021

Last updated September 26, 2020