Saanich Elections

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, the Municipal and School Board Elections will be held with eligible voters electing the following:

  • One (1) Mayor 
  • Eight (8) Councillors
  • Two (2) School Board Trustees for Saanich School District 63
  • Nine (9) School Board Trustees for Greater Victoria School District 61

Requirements to Be a Candidate

To run in the upcoming election, you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day; and
  • Be a Canadian citizen; and
  • Have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day the nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not be disqualified by law from being nominated, elected or holding office.

*To be nominated for the office of Mayor or Councillor, you must be nominated by a minimum of ten (10) qualified electors in Saanich.

*To be nominated for the office of School Trustee for School District No. 63, you must be nominated by two (2) qualified electors in Saanich.

Important Dates

Election Period January 1, 2018 to September 21, 2018
Nomination Period September 4, 2018 to September 14, 2018
Campaign Period September 22, 2018 to October 20, 2018
General Voting Day October 20, 2018

Financial Disclosure Statement 

Filing Deadline

January 18, 2019

Other Resources


Local Government Act (Part 2 - Electors and Elections)   

Local Elections Campaign Financing Act  

Local Elections Campaign Financing Expense Limit Regulation  

School Act (Part 4 - School Trustees)  


2018 Elections BC Guide for Local Election Candidates

Thinking of Running for Local Office? 


For more information, contact Legislative Services at 250-475-1775 or email elections@saanich.ca.