Nomination packages for the 2022 election

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The fall 2022 General Local Election is just around the corner. Individuals seeking to run for Town Council in the 2022 election can pick up nomination packages starting Tuesday, August 2 at Town Hall (810 9th Ave S) Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or request an electronic package online at golden.ca/election.

“Serving your community can be a very rewarding experience,” said Alysha Saville, Golden’s Chief Election Officer. “Town Council makes important decisions that directly affect our daily lives in Golden, so it’s important for prospective candidates to understand what to expect before, during and after an election, and be well informed of the process and requirements.”

Those interested in learning more about the election are encouraged to visit golden.ca/election. Prospective candidates will find detailed information on eligibility, the nomination process and information about being an elected official, and voters can learn more about who can vote, ways to vote and the voting process.

Nomination papers must be completed and submitted to the Chief Election Officer, or designate, between Tuesday, August 30 and Friday, September 9. Eligible candidates must be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years of age on election day, have lived in British Columbia for at least six months before the nomination date and not be disqualified from being nominated, elected or holding office.

On October 15, residents of Golden will vote to elect one mayor and six councillors to Town Council, three school trustees for School District No. 6, and vote on one referendum question posed by the Columbia Shuswap Regional District on borrowing funds to construct an indoor aquatic centre.

For more information, visit golden.ca/election.

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