2022 General Local and School Board Elections

 On Saturday, October 15, 2022, eligible voters will cast their ballot to elect:

  • One (1) Mayor
  • Eight (8) Councillors
  • Nine (9) School District 61 Trustees
  • Two (2) School District 63 Trustees


The District of Saanich uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC. Visit the Elections BC website for information on who can vote, to update your voter information if you have moved or to register to vote. 

Worker Recruitment

If you are interested in working for Saanich at the General Local and School Board Elections and you are available to work Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 7 a.m. to approximately 9 p.m., please fill out the application and email it to elections@saanich.ca.


Thinking about running for Council?  On June 29, attend the virtual session "Municipal Council Workings: What Everyone Should Know". The session is for anyone thinking of running for municipal election and anyone who would like to know more about what municipal officials do.

The candidate nomination period begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and ends on Friday, September 9, 2022 at 4 p.m.

The nomination package will be available in late July/early August.  If you are considering running for local office, you may wish to watch the videos available on the Provincial Government website.

Key dates and new campaign financing and advertising rules for the 2022 General Local Elections are available on the Elections BC website

This webpage will be updated as more information becomes available. If you have questions, please email elections@saanich.ca.

 Key Dates

Election Period

The period beginning January 1 of an election year until 29 days before General Voting Day.  Campaigns must report all expenses incurred during the election period. 

Saturday, January 1, 2022 – Friday, September 16, 2022

Nomination Period

The period for candidates to submit their nominations to local election officials.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – Friday, September 9, 2022

Pre-Campaign Period

At the beginning of this period, election advertising rules come into force and continue through General Voting Day.


Monday, July 18, 2022 – Friday, September 16, 2022

Declaration of Candidates


Friday, September 9, 2022 after 4 p.m.


Campaign Period

The period that begins on the 28th day before General Voting Day and ends at the close of voting on General Voting Day.  Candidate and third party expense limits apply during this period.


Saturday, September 17, 2022 – Saturday, October 15, 2022

Declaration of Election by Voting or Acclamation

Monday, September 19 at 4 p.m.


Advance Voting Opportunities

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Wednesday, October 12, 2022


General Voting Day


Saturday, October 15, 2022

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement filing deadline


Friday, January 13, 2023

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee


Monday, February 13, 2023

Elections Team

Angila Bains - Chief Election Officer
Janice Schmidt - Deputy Chief Election Officer
Sharon Froud - Deputy Chief Election Officer
Sheryl Masters - Deputy Chief Election Officer
Lynn Merry - Deputy Chief Election Officer

Contact:  250-475-5501
Email:  elections@saanich.ca