• Kelowna's Homepage
  • Vernon's Homepage

Central Okanagan  

Nomination packages available

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. 


Comments on this story are pre-moderated and approval times may vary. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.

More Central Okanagan articles