Local Government Elections 2014
Welcome to the City of Nelson's 2014 Local Government Elections website where you can access the latest information relating to Candidates and Voters and find an array of helpful Resources using the three green tabs located in the banner above.
General Election Information
This November a local general election will be held in the City of Nelson. Pursuant to the Local Government Act, General Voting Day will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm.
The Province of BC recently passed new legislation that changes the length of term that election officials serve from three years to four. In Nelson qualified electors of the City of Nelson will elect the following positions for the four year term ending in October 2018.
- (1) Mayor
- (6) Councillors
- (2) School Trustees to the Board of School District No. 8
For more information about the School District please call (250) 352-6681
Provincial legislation strictly governs Local Government Elections. Paper copies of applicable legislation are available from the Chief Elections Officer at the 2nd Floor in the Administration offices at City Hall, 310 Ward Street, Nelson BC. These copies are provided for ease of reference and intended for convenience only. The official versions may be obtained from the Queen’s Printer, Crown Publications Inc., 521 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9K4 (604) 386-4636, and are also available at Nelson's Public Library.
You may also visit the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for more information and Frequently Asked Questions about Local Government Elections. The City's Elections Procedure Bylaw No. 3173, 2010 regulates how the municipality conducts elections in Nelson.
More information will be posted to this site as General Election day approaches so please visit this site regularly.
Candidates can learn more here
Voters can learn more here
Resources can be found here
To view the City of Nelson’s Electoral Area Boundary Map click here [PDF - 1013 KB].
Counting the Ballots
Electronic vote tabulators (ballot counters) will be used during the 2014 Local Government Elections.
Freedom of Information and Privacy
The City of Nelson uses the Provincial Voters Roll which contains the names of all registered voters, as well as other personal information such as the voter's residential address. To protect your privacy or security you may request that personal information be omitted or obscured from the list of electors. If requested to do so, the Chief Elections Officer must comply.
Chief Elections Officer