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Local Government Elections

This page was last reviewed on June 25, 2024.

2024 By-Election

A by-election will be held in September 2024. Watch for more information in July 2024, including

  • candidate nomination period in August 2024
  • voting dates in September 2024
  • mail ballot voting registration starting in late August 2024

Notices and Declarations

Notice of Election by Voting

Declaration of Election by Voting

Declaration of Candidates

Notice of Nomination


Are you interested in running for office in the 2024 by-election?

Information to come in July 2024.


Voting Dates and Locations

Information to come.


Mail Ballot Voting

Applications to vote by mail ballot will open in late August 2024. Drop into the Village office to complete an application form or complete the online form, print, sign and return to the office. It may be returned by email to info@nullcumberland.ca.

Mail ballot packages will be ready for distribution in early September 2024. For your mail ballot to be counted it must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 p.m. on general voting day.


Candidates for Office

An election by voting will be held for the following offices:


Accessibility Options at the Voting Place

The Cultural Centre has an automatic door at the entrance to the gravel parking lot and stair free access into the voting place. There will be three parking spaces reserved for individuals with disabilities.

Inside the voting place, a voter assist terminal will be available for voters with vision loss or a condition which makes it difficult to mark a ballot.

If you are unable to enter the voting place due to a physical disability or impaired mobility, we can bring a ballot to your vehicle in the parking lot.

You can also have someone assist you with marking your ballot – either a person accompanying your or an election official, who must make a solemn declaration beforehand.

Call the Village office at 250-336-2291 during regular office hours for more information.

You can call the chief election officer at 250-336-3005 for more information or to make arrangement in advance. On voting day, you can have someone make the request to the presiding election official at the voting place.


Voter Qualifications and Registration

How do I register to vote?

Bring two separate pieces of identification to the voting place. You do not need to register in advance.

Identification must prove who you are and where you live – or you may make a solemn declaration about where you live. One piece of identification must include your signature.

The BC Services Card when combined with a Driver’s Licence is considered one piece of identification. Acceptable identification includes your Driver’s Licence, social insurance card, BCID card, citizenship card, ICBC Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence, property tax notice, credit card or debit card, and utility bill.

Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in B.C.

How do I qualify as a voter if I live in Cumberland?

You must be

  • 18 years of age or older on the day of registration; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a resident of the Village of Cumberland; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

How do I qualify as an elector if I don’t live in Cumberland, but own property in Cumberland?

You must be

  • 18 years of age older on general voting day for the election or assent voting;
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the Village of Cumberland for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

If you live in another jurisdiction and own property in Cumberland and wish to vote, you must bring the following to the voting place:

  1. Provide proof that you are entitled to register in relation to your property by bringing in a State of Title Certificate, Property Tax Notice or other evidence, and
  2. Provide written consent of the other registered owners of the property by completing the Consent Form.

Please call the chief election officer at the Village office at 250-336-2291 for more information.

What identification do I need to vote?

Your identification must provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain your signature. Acceptable identification includes

  • a British Columbia Driver’s Licence,
  • a BC identification card within the meaning of the Identification Card Regulation,
  • a photo BC services card within the meaning of the Identification Card Regulation,
  • a non-photo BC services card within the meaning of the Identification Card Regulation,
  • an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia,
  • a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard,
  • a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8,
  • a Social Insurance Number card or confirmation of Social Insurance Number letter issued by the government of Canada,
  • a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada,
  • a real property tax notice issued under section 369 of the Local Government Act or section 21 of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act,
  • a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution as defined in section 29 of the Interpretation Act, or
  • a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or coaxial cable services by
    • a public utility as defined in section 1 of the Utilities Commission Act,
    • a gas utility as defined in section 1 of the Gas Utility Act,
    • a water utility as defined in section 1 of the Water Act,
    • the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, or
    • a corporation licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for the purposes of that supply.

Can I work at the election?

The Village is accepting applications to work at the election as Election Officials. Check the employment page.


More Information

The next general local elections will be held on October 17, 2026.

Cumberland electors voted to elect a mayor and four councillors.

Campaign Financial Disclosure Statements

Candidate campaign disclosure statements may be viewed on the Elections BC Financial Reports webpage. To find statements for Cumberland candidates, choose “Cumberland” under “Jurisdiction”.

In British Columbia, municipal elections are conducted according to the regulations set out in the BC Local Government Act.

More information on local government elections and voting may be found from the Province of BC.

Contact Information

Please contact Rachel Parker, chief election officer, at 250-336-3005 if you have any questions.

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