By-Election nomination and candidate information packages now available
18 March 2021
With less than 80 days before the City of Richmond By-Election, eligible candidates may now access a nomination and candidate information package to run for office this year. The nomination packages are available online at richmond.ca/elections or at the Richmond Elections Office, by appointment only.
To run in the Richmond By-Election, a candidate must:
- Be a resident of BC for at least six months before filing their nomination documents
- Be at least 18 years old on General Voting Day
- Be a Canadian citizen
- Not be disqualified by law
The candidate nomination period begins on Tuesday, April 13 at 9 a.m. and ends on Friday, April 23 at 4 p.m. Candidates will be required to book an appointment with the Richmond Elections Office to officially submit their nomination papers between those dates. Alternatively, if candidates prefer, they may submit their completed nomination papers electronically after completing the solemn declaration in front of a lawyer, notary or Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in British Columbia to firstname.lastname@example.org. After submitting nomination papers electronically, please contact the Elections Office to obtain further details on how to provide the original hardcopy papers to City Hall.
Richmond voters will be electing one Councillor on Saturday, May 29 as a result of a vacancy in November 2020. The new Councillor elected in 2021 will serve along with the other members of Richmond City Council until the next scheduled General Local and School Election on October 15, 2022.