Anyone considering running for public office in Lake Country can now pick up their election nomination package.
These are available online or can be picked up at the Lake Country Municipal Hall.
In order for someone to be nominated as a candidate, they must first be nominated by two qualified electors in the same jurisdiction they are running in.
For example, if you are running in Oyama, you must have two nominators that are qualified electors of Oyama – and you don’t have to live in the jurisdiction in which you are running for office.
Candidates must also:
- be a Canadian citizen
- at least 18 years old on November 15, 2014
- have lived in BC for at least 6 months
- are not disqualified from holding office, or otherwise disqualified by law
If elected, you will be expected to serve a four year term, which officially begins by being sworn in at the inaugural council meeting on December 2, 2014.
The District of Lake Country also wants to remind potential candidates that holding office can be time consuming.
In addition to attending regular meetings (twice per month), they must sit on advisory committees, boards or commissions that also require significant time.