2022 General Local and School Board Elections

 On General Voting Day, 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

On September 20, 2022, the Chief Election Officer issued a Declaration of Election by Voting with respect to the offices of Mayor and Councillor, and a Declaration of Election by Acclamation respecting the office of School District 63 (Saanich) School Trustee.

Declaration of Election 

Saanich Candidates 

Advance Voting Opportunities

Advance Voting Opportunities will take place on October 5, 11 and 12.  For more information on when and where to vote, please visit the Voting Locations page

Voter Cards
Voter cards are now in the mail.  If you are on the Voters List, you will receive a Voter Card.  If you do not receive a Voter Card, not to worry, you can register to vote at Advance Voting or on General Voting Day at any of the voting locations.


The District of Saanich uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC.  Please visit the "Am I on the Voters List?" page to see if you are registered to vote in Saanich.

Information for Voters

For more information on voter registration, mail ballot voting and other voter requirements, visit the Information for Voters page.

 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