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2022 General Local Elections

2022 General Local Langley City Elections

The next general local elections will take place on October 15, 2022. 

In B.C. General Local Elections are held every four years. In the City of Langley, these include the election of a Mayor and six Councillors to City Council and the election of two School Trustees to the Board of School District No. 35. Elections are conducted according to the rules and regulations set out in the Local Government Act, the Community Charter and the School Act

Have a question that isn't isn't covered in either the Voter FAQs or Candidate FAQs, and not sure who you should contact? Refer to Elections BC's webpage Who Does What in Elections? and then see the contacts below.  

Contacts:

Kelly Kenney, Chief Election Officer at kkenney@langleycity.ca or 604-514-4591
Paula Kusack, Deputy Chief Election Officer at pkusack@langleycity.ca or 604-514-4585

For inquiries related to campaign finances and advertising:

Elections BC
Toll-free: 1-800-661-8683
E-mail: electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca
Website: Elections BC

Declaration of Election by Voting and Declaration of Election by Acclamation 

On September 20, 2022, Kelly Kenney, Chief Election Officer for the City of Langley, officially declared that an election by voting is to be held for the following offices: 

  • Office of Mayor (1 to be elected)
  • Office of Councillor (6 to be elected)

All offices will be held for a four-year term. 

As there were no more candidates nominated for the Office of School Trustee than there were to be elected for office, the following candidates for School Trustee have been officially declared elected by acclamation:

Candy Ashdown
Tony Ward

and will be sworn in on November 7, 2022 for a four-year term.

Candidate Profiles
Mayor and Councillor Candidate Profiles

Mayor Candidate Profiles: 

The candidates for the office of Mayor are:

Nathan Pachal

I was elected to Langley City Council in 2016. Over two terms, I have been a tireless advocate for safe streets and parks, better transport, and housing options for all – as Mayor, I will work with others to make a SAFER LANGLEY CITY WHERE PEOPLE CAN PROSPER.

WORKING TOGETHER
I will be a facilitator on City Council, working with other councillors, our provincial and federal governments to increase affordable housing and reduce homelessness.

SAFER COMMUNITIES
I will work with residents and law enforcement to implement proven crime reduction strategies that protect individual safety and prevents property damage.

GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT
I will work with others to ensure that potholes and uneven sidewalks are repaired promptly and make our parks and public washrooms the best maintained and cleanest in Metro Vancouver.

Contact Information
Phone: 778-288-8720
Email: nathan@nathanpachal.com
Website: https://www.nathanpachal.com
Facebook: nathan.pachal
Twitter: npachal
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SouthFraserOnTrax

 

Val van den Broek

Starting as a City employee for 8 years at the Langley RCMP Community Police Office, Council (4 years) and now Mayor (4 years) gives me extensive knowledge & experience of how to move forward. With over 20 years of experience in public safety working for RCMP, Federal Corrections, and a Langley RCMP Auxiliary Constable, I have a clear view of what is needed to address community issues, and revitalization, I understand the value of local government and community service. I'm a full time 24/7 leader by action & not affiliated to any political parties. Despite a pandemic, fires, and several tragedies I've delivered my top 5 promises in 4 years: SKYTRAIN, Fiscal accountability (Voted NO to 10% & 7% Tax increases) Foundry, Cloverdale/Langley Hospital, Integrated Case Management Teams, Increased Housing. I'm asking for your vote so that together, we can continue to make Langley City a vibrant, healthy, accessible, and friendly community.

Contact Information
Phone: 604-908-7863
Email: val4citymayor@gmail.com
Website: www.val4citymayor.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MayorValvandenBroek/
Twitter: @Valaria99
Instagram: @lcmayorval
 

Councillor Candidate Profiles: 

The candidates for the offices of Councillor are:

Paul Albrecht

Paul has lived in Langley City for over 30 years with his family and was first elected to City Council in 2014. He has served on every City committee, and is currently the 1st Vice President of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association. 
As a Civil Engineering Technologist, he brings extensive knowledge of municipal servicing and land use. 
While on council Paul has supported the updated OCP, Zoning Bylaw, Nicomekl River District Plan and the Nexus of Community all in anticipation of Skytrain's arrival. 
He is committed to;
Provide all housing options to ensure all residents have a roof over their heads.
Ensuring a safe, inviting and diverse community. 
Protecting and enhancing the City's parks, trails, and natural environment.
Working with all levels of Government to resolve the ongoing social issues. Renewal of infrastructure including staffing to ensure we are prepared for Skytrain.

Let's build a Community for Everyone!

Contact Information
Phone: 778-241-9403
Email: PaulAlbrechtLangley@gmail.com
Website: PaulAlbrecht.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/paul.albrecht
 

Shelley Coburn

I was born in Langley and grew up here. I work here and live here, raised my two sons here. 

Elected to the Board of Education in 2014 I serve on numerous committees throughout the city and the school district. My background includes government relations, community engagement, and operations. I hold a degree in Political Science and Philosophy and a Master's from UBC. 
 
Just like I do on the Board— I will bring the interests of City residents to the table with a strong voice and a lot of accountability. Our issues do not belong to just one level of government. Addressing some of our problems requires innovation, collaboration, and a lot of advocating at the Provincial and Federal level. I would not be running if I didn't think I could provide value to the taxpayers and give them the representation they deserve. 

Contact Information
Phone: 604-868-1114
Email: coburnforcouncil@gmail.com
 

Gurjit Dhillon

As a resident of Langley for last 40 + years.I know what must be done to make our city best it can be.I can be the voice of change.
My past experience as a business agent for SEUI Local 244,and as Political action committee from Canadian Labour Congress.
I am member of move up and understand the impact municipal consult have on our day today lives.
I believe in:
- and less sirens more trains.
- more bikes limited lanes.
- reduce red tape and waste.
- more community gardens few fences.
- City Hall open to all.
My Grantee:
In touch with the taxpayers.
Therefore I ask you to come out and vote exercise your duty.

Contact Information
Phone: 778-552-5984
Email: D.gurjit@gmail.com
Twitter: Gurjit582937971
 

Jennifer Elderkin

Langley became home when I married in 2001. In 2003 we bought our house in the City. In 2004 I started volunteering on the City of Langley Parks and Environment Advisory Committee. I have experience working for 2 municipalities, a developer, an engineering firm and a non-profit (YVR). We have 3 children in the Langley School district and we have been involved with many other community groups. I believe you will find my mix of work and life experiences a great combination for a seat on Council.

I enjoy getting involved and giving back to my community!

To learn more about me and what you would gain by electing me, please visit my facebook page and YouTube channel links.

You can also connect with me by phone or email.  I want to hear from you and learn what matters to you!

Please get to know your candidates and vote!

Contact Information
Phone: 604-614-1780
Email: elderkin.jen@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Politician/Jennifer-Elderkin-Jen-E-for-the-City-103351339185552/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDjrLdJ6m4z_wWviMk_ogqQ

 

Jeff Jacobs

Langley‘s been my home for 43 years. I’ve seen our community grow and become an integral part of the lower mainland. Currently serving 19 years as a frontline municipal worker, four years as council/president of a 69 unit strata building, three years as an executive member of Cupe local 403 and two years as provincial council delegate on Langley City MLA Andrew Mercier’s executive. This experience, combined with a strong belief in transparency, accountability, progressive and meaningful decision-making would strengthen our city council. Affordability, homelessness, an expanding transit infrastructure and a growing population are top of mind with our citizens. Our city needs someone that genuinely listens, works with the public, staff and council, as well as the provincial and federal government. The time is now and the choice is yours Langley City. Let me be your voice and together we can shape our city’s future. 

Contact Information
Phone:604-530-0807
Email: jjacobslangley@gmail.com
Website: https://jjacobslangley.wixsite.com/my-site-5
Facebook: fb.me/jeffjacobsforlangleycitycouncil
Instagram: //Instagram.com/jjacobsforlangleycitycouncil
Twitter: //Twitter.com/jjacobslangley

 

Teri James

I believe that over the next four years we need a strong City Council that can work together to ensure that we are moving in the right direction. This includes addressing the more challenging problems of homelessness, increased drug overdoses, increased crime and the pressure this puts on our community and first responders, and with SkyTrain coming, what that means regarding the impact on our infrastructure.

As a result of my vast experience and involvement in this community, I have gained a genuine understanding of the needs and challenges facing Langley City. It is important to me that we keep this community vibrant and maintain the quality of life for everyone for years to come. I will continue to work hard as your representative on City Council for the betterment of our community. 

Contact Information
Phone: 604-626-3844
Email: terijames@telus.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeriJamesLangleyCityCouncil
Instagram: @terijameslangleycitycouncil

 

Delaney Mack

I rent in Nicomekl and work in my small business on the one way. Having lived and worked in the community for ten years, I have an appreciation for its’ unique character. I've also felt many of the challenges facing residents and businesses alike. I am educated in the social sciences and have business experience. 
For years, I have not felt represented by council, nor that my voice has been heard. After consistently seeing poor and disconnected planning, I feel a different voice is needed. I humbly ask for your support and vote, while offering an ear for your voices to be heard and represented also. 

Goals:
•    Development and growth that’s conscious of businesses and community needs. 
•    Support for those suffering from homelessness, substance abuse, poor mental health. 
•    Strong, inclusive leadership moving forward. 

Concerns:
•    Affordability
•    Safety
•    Infrastructure to support development
•    Lack of business support
•    Rejection of differing opinions by council

Contact Information
Email: vote@mackforlangleycity.ca
Website: https://mackforlangleycity.ca
Facebook: @mackforlangleycity
Instagram: @mackforlangleycity
 

Gayle Martin

I ask that you take the time to vote on Saturday, October 15th to support me. I am looking forward to representing you once again to keep the City moving forward and continue the work I have been involved in on your behalf. The City will experience many changes over the next few years with the arrival of skytrain and I want to ensure that our vision as the "Place to Be" is reinforced. I care deeply about our community. I offer stability and experience and an understanding of the needs and challenges facing our City. I will continue to represent you with the same dedication as I have in the past.  

Contact Information
Email: gaylemartin@hotmail.com
 

 

Cherise Okeymow

Cherise Okeymow, current Career Advisor at Walnut Grove Secondary works with students to successfully transition out of high school. After completing her BBA at KPU she launched a business selling emergency preparedness products across Canada earning recognition from Langley Chamber and Surrey Board of Trade as a finalist, Women in Business, and Business of the Year. Her next chapter included management of the Langley Community Farmers market, bringing community connections to work winning the Community Impact Award, and nomination for top 40 under 40. Cherise currently volunteers for Langley Volunteer Bureau and Soroptimist International.

This mother of three lives to set an example. Cherise was born with a rare eye condition called Achromatopsia classifying her as legally blind, which has contributed to her strong advocacy, work ethic, and drive to succeed. There are many ways Cherise would like to serve Langley City including addressing homelessness, supporting local business, and commitment Youth initiatives. 

Contact Information
Phone: 604-880-4538
Email: OKEY4LANGLEY@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/cheriseforlangley
Instagram: @Okey4Council

 

Mike Solyom

I am a married father of two young children. I live in Langley City and plan to raise my kids here and see them flourish in a safe, thriving community. I hold a Master's in Economics from the University of Toronto and teach in Douglas College's Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration as well as Langara's Supply Chain Management program.

I will use my expertise in Cost-Benefit Analysis to ensure your tax dollars are always being put to their best use. With Skytrain coming that means preparing the city for the challenges it will bring: by making public safety a priority, by attracting the right businesses to our downtown core with modernized zoning, all while making sure no one is left behind as our city changes.

I am ready to bring a fresh perspective and ideas to Council to help lay down the foundation for the future of Langley City. 

Contact Information
Phone: 778-389-4005
Email: mike@solyom.ca
Website: https://solyom.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MikeForLangleyCity/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/mikeforlangleycity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/forlangley

 

David Stingl

I have a retail business named "Everything But Diamonds" located on the one-way section of Fraser Hwy. in downtown Langley. In a space this small, all I can do is let you know that I care about The City of Langley. I care deeply. I’m not looking to become the next career politician and I’m fully aware that being on City Council is kind of a thankless job. I will represent YOU. Issue's like tackling housing affordability, transit and mobility, crime rates, recycling & garbage pickup and the lack of senior facilities. Fell free to pop by the shop and chat with me with any questions or concerns you may have. 

Please consider voting David Stingl to represent YOU on Langley City Council.

Contact Information
Phone: 778-552-5504
Email: davestingl@yahoo.com

 

Rudy Storteboom

Rudy Storteboom has served three terms on City Council and he hopes to build on his experience to continue making Langley City the best place in the Fraser Valley. 

Storteboom has lived, worked and volunteered in Langley City about 40 years. Rudy is a former Realtor who spent 28 years helping individuals and families find new homes, where they want to live, in and around Langley. 

Among his many current activities, Rudy is a Director for the Langley Lodge, the Langley Volunteer Bureau, the Arboretum & Botanical Society of Langley and the Rotary Club of Langley. During his time on City Council, Rudy has been on multiple Langley City committees as well as serving at Metro Vancouver Regional District on the Board of Directors, the Climate Action Committee and the Housing Corporation.

Rudy’s guiding principle is “Service Above Self”.

Contact Information
Phone: (604) 562-7839 | (604) 534-7148
Email: https://www.rudy4council.com/contact
Website: https://www.rudy4council.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thatrudyguy
Twitter: @RudyStorteboom
Instagram: rudy_storteboom
 

Rosemary Wallace

My name is Rosemary Wallace, and I am seeking re-election on Langley City Council to continue working on making Langley City and inclusive, welcoming, and equitable place to live, work and recreate. I have served ten years as a Councillor and four years as a Langey School Trustee. I have volunteered for twenty five years in coaching youth sports, schools, supported and working on dozens of social and community initiatives in welcoming newcomers, families, individuals, seniors, and youth. My passion for Arts and Culture have been expanded in creating spaces and opportunities for orthers to take part in for over twenty five years. I am a visual artist and performer and I live in the Downtown Core with my husband, Keith. We have seven children and five grandchildren. 
Working together with others in creating and making Langley City an inclusive, safe and vibrant city while protectng people and the environment are most important. 

Contact Information
Phone: 604-839-1150
Email: rosemary_creative@hotmail.com
Facebook: Rosemary Wallace
Instagram: rosemaryhmwallace
 

Leith White

My priorities start with LEADERSHIP - and an approach that is dedicated to SERVING Langley City through unity and collaboration.   

My STRENGTH in leadership has been developed over 35 years; leading in both business as an senior executive in 3 premier retailers and as a Pastor serving the community the last 22 years by gathering and collaborating with individuals, local organizations, businesses, government, and RCMP to create a better everyday LIFE for people living in Langley City.

My VALUES are: Relationships, Serving Others, Listening, Dialogue, Collaborating, Making a Difference

My PRIORITY is working effectively together as a council towards a set of identified common goals, utilizing the strengths, resources and expertise of the community to yield the BEST RESULTS.   

My priorities should I be elected to Council in Langley City are - 
LEADERSHIP, 
ENHANCING Langley’s Liveability, 
A THRIVING  business environment, 
a SAFE community, 
RELEVANT social supports 
and REDUCING homelessness

Contact Information
Phone: 778 653 3733
Email: leith@leithwhite.ca
Website: http://www.leithwhite.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leithwhite4LangleyCityCouncil
Twitter: https://twitter.com/leithwhite
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leith4langleycity_councillor/

 

Candidate Nomination Documents and Statements of Disclosure
Nomination Documents

The Nomination Period is from 9:00 am August 30, 2022, to 4:00 pm September 9, 2022.  Nomination documents must be available for public inspection from the time the documents are received until 30 days after the official election results are declared. Accordingly, candidate nomination documents will be posted here as they are received. A person who inspects or otherwise accesses nomination documents must not use the information except for purposes indicated in the Local Government Act, School Act, and Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Mayor: 

Nathan Pachal
Val van den Broek

Councillor: 

Paul Albrecht
Shelley Coburn
Gurjit Dhillon
Jennifer Elderkin
Jeff Jacobs
Teri James
Delaney Mack
Gayle Martin
Cherise Okeymow
Mike Solyom
David Stingl
Rudy Storteboom
Rosemary Wallace
Leith White

School Trustee: 

Candy Ashdown
Tony Ward

2022 Elections Calendar
Important Dates

 

Date

Event

March 8

Last day to meet six-month BC residency for candidates seeking nomination

April 14

Last day to meet six-month BC residency requirement for voters registering on general voting day

July 28 Application to vote by mail ballot available at City Hall and on website

July 29

Candidate nomination packages available for pick up at City Hall

August 23

Advance elector registration closes at 4:30 p.m.

August 30

  • Nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m.
  • List of registered electors available for public inspection

September 9

  • Nomination period ends at 4:00 p.m.
  • All candidates are officially declared
  • Drawing of lots for determination of order of  School Trustee candidate names on the ballot immediately following official declaration of candidates
  • Candidate election signs can go up per Sign Bylaw after 4:00 p.m.
  • Period of objection to registered electors ends at 4:00 p.m.

September 13

Period to challenge candidate nomination or elector organization endorsement ends at 4:00 p.m.

September 14 Las day to to meet 30-day City property ownership requirement if registering as non-resident property elector on general voting day

September 16

  • 4:00 p.m. deadline for:
    • Decision on challenge of candidate nomination
    • Withdrawal of candidate
    • Withdrawal of candidate endorsement by elector organization
  • 4:30 p.m. deadline for receiving originals of faxed nomination documents

September 20

Chief Election Officer declares election at 4:00 p.m. Notice to be posted to website

October 4

Advance Voting at Timms Community Centre from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October 5

Advance Voting at Timms Community Centre from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October 6

Advance Voting at Langley Senior Resources Society Recreation and Resource Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

October 7

Special Voting Opportunity for residents of Evergreen Timbers from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

October 12

Advance Voting at Timms Community Centre 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October 15

General Voting Day at Timms Community Centre from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October 17 Determination and Declaration of official election results if determination allows, Official Election Results posted to website

October 22

Candidate election signs must be removed 

November 7

Inaugural Council Meeting (Oaths of Office administered)

November 8 Inaugural School Board Meeting (Oaths of Office administered)

January 13, 2023

Deadline for all candidates to file Campaign Financing Disclosure statements with Elections BC

VOTER FAQS
When is General Voting Day and where do I vote?

General Voting Day is Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent.

Note: Curbside voting will be available outside the Voting Place for electors who are unable to make their way into the Voting Place.

When and where is Advance Voting?

Advance Voting will take place as follows:

  • October 4 from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent
  • October 5 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent
  • October 6 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Langley Senior Resources Society Recreation and Resource Centre, 20605 - 51B Avenue
  • October 12 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Timms Community Centre, 20399 Douglas Crescent

Note: Curbside voting will be available outside the Voting Place for electors who are unable to make their way into the Voting Place.

When and where is Special Voting?

A Special Voting opportunity will take place on October 7 at Lion's Evergreen Hall, 5470 203 Street, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.
This Special Voting opportunity is available only to qualified electors who are residents of Evergreen Timbers.

Am I eligible to vote?

In order to vote as a resident elector you must:

  • be18 years of age or older on general voting day; and
  • be a Canadian citizen; and
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months, immediately before the day of registration; and
  • be a resident of the City of Langley; and
  • not be disqualified under this or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

In order to vote as a non-resident property elector you must:

  • not be entitled to register as a resident elector of the City of Langley; and
  • be18 years of age or older on general voting day; and
  • be a Canadian citizen; and
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • have been a registered owner of real property in the City of Langley for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not be disqualified under this Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-resident property electors are subject to the following restrictions:

  • A person holding a property in trust for a corporation (e.g., numbered company) or another trust is not eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector.
  • A person can register only in relation to one parcel of real property in the City of Langley.
  • If more than one person owns the property, only one owner can register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the owners (majority includes the person registering).
How do I register to vote?

The City of Langley uses the Provincial Voters List from Elections BC. So if you voted in a provincial or federal election it is likely you are on the Provincial Voters List.  If you are not sure if you are on the Provincial Voters List you can find out by calling 604-514-4585 or visiting the Administration Department, second floor, Langley City Hall, 20399 Douglas Crescent. The Department is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

Advance elector registration will be accepted at Langley City Hall until 4:30 p.m. on August 23, 2022.  Except for registration on voting days, elector registrations will not be accepted during the period August 24, 2022 to October 15, 2022.

 

 

What identification should I bring to the voting location?

If you are already on the Voters List you will receive a voter information card in September and we ask that you bring it with you to the voting place as it will increase the speed and efficiency of your voting experience.

If you are a new or unregistered voter, or are updating your personal information, please bring two pieces of valid identification with you to vote, which include your address and signature.

The following are examples of acceptable identification documents (this is not an exhaustive list):

  • Canadian Passport
  • BC Driver's Licence (Note: the dual BC Driver’s Licence and Care Card are considered one (1) piece of ID)
  • Certificate of Vehicle Insurance
  • BC ID Card
  • Credit Card or Debit Card
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Social Insurance Card
  • BC Care Card or BC Gold Care Card
  • Property Tax Notice
  • Utility Bill (BC Hydro, Fortis, Shaw, Telus, etc.)
What are the ways I can vote?

You may vote in one of two ways:

  • In-person
    Note: Curbside voting will be available outside the Voting Place for electors who are unable to make their way into the Voting Place
     
  • By mail ballot
    Note: Once you request a mail ballot, you will not be issued another ballot for this election

 

Who can vote by mail?

Mail ballot voting is available to all qualified resident electors and non-resident property electors of the City of Langley.

How do I obtain a Mail Ballot?

If you wish to vote by mail, you must fill out and submit an Application to Vote by Mail.

Please note that once you request a mail ballot, you cannot instead choose to vote in person at a later date.

Mail ballot packages may be obtained in one of three ways:

  • Sent by regular mail to your residential address
  • Sent by regular mail to an alternate address as indicated on your application
  • Picked up at the Administration Counter at City Hall during regular business hours

The City of Langley will make available/send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about September 26th. 

Therefore, if you wish to receive your mail ballot package by mail and subsequently mail it back, your application to vote by mail must be received by no later than September 29th. This will ensure that you receive your mail ballot package in a timely fashion and have adequate time to mail your ballot back. 

If your application to vote by mail is received after September 29th, your mail ballot package will only be available for pick up at the Administration Office, second floor, Langley City Hall, 20399 Douglas Crescent during regular business hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays).

If you intend to have someone pick up your mail ballot package on your behalf and deliver it to you, the individual will be required to fill in a Declaration of Person Obtaining a Mail Ballot Package on Behalf of an Elector form and show two pieces of ID to the Election Official before the mail ballot package will be provided.

In addition to mailing your completed mail ballot package, completed mail ballot package may be dropped off at the Administration Office, second floor, Langley City Hall, 20399 Douglas Crescent during regular business hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays) or at any of the voting places during voting hours at Advance Voting Opportunities and on General Voting Day.

To be counted for the election, your completed ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer before close of voting (8:00 p.m.) on general voting day October 15, 2022. 

CANDIDATE FAQS
Who is eligible to run as a candidate?

To qualify to run for local government office or the office of school trustee, a person at the time of nomination must:

  • be 18 years or older on General Voting Day;

  • be a Canadian Citizen; and

  • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before the election.

In addition, you must not have been otherwise disqualified, for example, by failing to file a campaign financing disclosure statement after the last election.  Candidates are not required to be residents of the community in which they are seeking public office.  City and School Board employees are required to take a leave of absence before being nominated for a position on City Council or the Board of Education respectively.

I'm thinking of running for local office. What are the roles and responsibilities?

The Province of BC's Local Candidates webpage and School Trustee Election Procedures webpage are useful resources for potential candidates.

When and where can I obtain nomination documents?

Nomination documents for City of Langley candidates will be available as of Friday, July 29, 2022 at Langley City Hall in the Administration Department (2nd floor) between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays until the close of the nomination period September 9, 2022 at 4:00pm.

 

When can I file my nomination documents?

The nomination period begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and ends at 4:00 pm on Friday, September 9, 2022. No candidate nominations can be filed except during the nomination period.

Is there a cost to filing nomination documents?

Candidates running  for Mayor or Councillor  are required to provide a $100 nomination deposit at the time of filing.  No nomination deposit is required for candidates running for School Trustee.

What are the rules with respect to campaign contribution and expense limits?

Elections BC is responsible for educating candidates on the campaign financing requirements set out in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA) and for administering campaign financing rules under LECFA. This responsibility includes managing campaign financing disclosure requirements, conducting investigations, and enforcing the campaign financing provisions set out in LECFA.

For more information on these requirements visit Elections BC

Also refer to Elections BC’s Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Candidates and their Financial Agents and Guide for Local Elections Third Party Sponsors in B.C. 

Guides for elector organizations can also be found on Election BC's website

What are the rules with respect to election signs and advertising?

The City is responsible for regulating when and where candidates’ elections signs may be put up, the size of the signs and when the signs must come down. 

Election signs may go up no earlier than after 4:00 pm on September 9, 2022.

Refer to the City's Sign Bylaw for regulations on size and placement of political signs.

Signs must come down no later than 4:30 pm on October 22, 2022.

Elections BC is responsible for regulating what information needs to be included on election signage.

Elections BC is responsible for educating candidates on the election advertising requirements set out in the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA) and for administering election advertising rules under LECFA. This responsibility includes conducting investigations and enforcing the third party advertising provisions set out in LECFA.

For more information on these requirements visit Elections BC

Also refer to Elections BC’s Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Candidates and their Financial Agents and Guide for Local Elections Third Party Sponsors in B.C. 

Guides for elector organizations can also be found on Election BC's website

 

When can I start campaigning?

There is no legislative requirement on when a potential candidate can start campaigning.  An individual does not need to be declared a candidate in order to start campaigning.  However, there are a number of recording and disclosure requirements that apply to candidates, elector organizations and third party sponsors during the election period which begins at the start of the calendar year (January 1).

New for this election is a pre-campaign period for general local elections which begins July 18th and ends on September 16th. 

The campaign period begins September 17th and ends on the close of general voting day October 15th. 

For more information about the election period, pre-campaign period, and campaign period requirements, visit Elections BC's website.

Also refer to Elections BC’s Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Candidates and their Financial Agents and Guide for Local Elections Third Party Sponsors in B.C. 

Guides for elector organizations can also be found on Election BC's website

Please note that the City of Langley has the authority to regulate election signage, therefore there are rules on when election signs may go up, where they can be placed and when they must come down.  See FAQ regarding elections signs and advertising for requirements.

All Candidates Forums & Meetings
Community Forums & Meetings

Community Candidates Forum - Wednesday, September 28   6:00pm - 8:30pm

All Candidates Meeting - Wednesday, September 28   2:00pm - 4:00pm at Langley Senior Resources Society, 20605 - 51B Avenue, Langley - Candidates can register at info@langleyseniorsinaction.ca