Local nomination period starts on Tuesday

Prospective candidates wishing to have their name on the ballot for Prince George city council have until 4 p.m. on September 14 to submit their completed nomination packages to the fifth floor of City Hall. City of Prince George photo
Prospective candidates wishing to have their name on the ballot for Prince George city council have until 4 p.m. on September 14 to submit their completed nomination packages to the fifth floor of City Hall. City of Prince George photo

The race for a spot city council officially gets underway on Tuesday.

The nomination period for the 2018 general local election officially begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Prospective candidates wishing to have their name on the ballot for Prince George city council have until 4 p.m. on September 14 to submit their completed nomination packages to the fifth floor of City Hall. Candidate nomination packages are also available for pick up at the fifth floor of City Hall (1100 Patricia Boulevard) and can be downloaded from the city website.

Also starting on September 4, campaign signage may be erected at designated locations throughout the community subject to the city’s new election and political signs bylaw, which aims to allow the reasonable use of election and political signs while preventing visual unsightliness and ensuring public safety. The bylaw, which was adopted by council in 2017, regulates the size and type of election signs permitted, and stipulates where and when they may be placed on private and city-owned property.    

The bylaw, including maps of permitted election sign locations, is available on the city website. The city’s bylaw does not apply to provincial arterial highways such as Highway 16 and Highway 97, which are the jurisdiction of the province. The province has a policy governing the placement and removal of election signs along provincial highways, which is also available on the city website.

The City of Prince George has 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.

Voting day is Saturday, October 20. Advance voting opportunities will be held on October 10 at the Conference and Civic Centre, October 11 at Pine Centre Mall, October 16 at the Conference and Civic Centre, and October 17 at UNBC.