City council nomination packages available Friday

Candidate nomination packages for citizens wishing to put their name forward for Prince George city council during the general local election this fall will be available for pick up at the fifth floor of City Hall starting on Friday, July 27. The packages are also available for download on the City website.

The packages include information such as:

  • Qualifications for office
  • Key dates relevant to the election
  • Nomination forms and documents
  • Election advertising and campaign signage regulations
  • Resources related to the Council Code of Conduct and relevant bylaws
  • Resources related to campaign financing and disclosure statements

Prospective candidates have between 9 a.m. on September 4 and 4 p.m. on September 14, to submit their completed nomination packages to the fifth floor of City Hall. The nomination period runs from September 4-14 and the deadline to withdraw is September 21. The campaign period begins September 22 and general voting day is October 20.

Last month, the City of Prince George launched a web page, www.princegeorge.ca/election, which features information for residents and voters, prospective candidates, and for those interested in working for the City of Prince George during the general election or on advance voting days.

To date, current city councillors Jillian Merrick and Albert Koehler have announced they will not be seeking re-election. Other current councillors and the mayor have not officially announced their intentions, but it is expected they will all seek re-election. Newcomer Kyle Sampson has announced his intention to seek a seat on city council.