Key dates for the 2022 General Local Election in B.C.

The Village of Pemberton is governed by a council of five elected officials: one mayor and four councillors. Council operates at policy level and delegates day-to-day operations through the Chief Administrative Officer to Village staff.

In B.C., general local elections are held every four years and are governed by the  Community Charter and the Local Government Act.

Additional regulations specific to elections held in the Village of Pemberton are set out in the Village of Pemberton Election and Assent Voting Bylaw No. 925, 2022.

The next local election will be held on October 15, 2022. Eligible voters will elect one mayor, four councillors, and one school trustee for School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky). Information regarding the school trustee election is available from School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky).

Voting may be held at other times for a by-election, to fill a vacancy, or to respond to a referendum question.

For more information on general local elections, please see General Local Elections 101.


Important Dates

Key dates for the 2022 General Local Election in B.C.

Election PeriodJanuary 1 – September 16, 2022
Nomination PeriodAugust 30 to September 9th at 4 PM
Campaign PeriodSeptember 17 – October 15, 2022
Advance Voting DaySaturday, October 1, 2022, 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Advance Voting DayWednesday, October 5, 2022, 8 AM to 8 PM
Advance Voting DayWednesday, October 12, 2022, 8 AM to 8 PM
General Voting DaySaturday, October 15, 2022
First day to request a mail ballotWednesday, September 21, 2022
Last day to request a mail ballotSaturday, October 15, 2022, at 4:00 PM
Deadline for filing Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements90 days after the general local election day



Local governments may use a referendum to obtain the approval of electors for a proposed bylaw, agreement or other matter when required or authorized to do so under the Local Government Act or Community Charter.

A referendum is conducted in the same manner as an election. Electors register at the time of voting and cast their vote on a ballot, usually in the form of a “yes” or “no” question.

Many of the rules & regulations that apply to municipal council elections also apply to referendums.

Non-Election Assent Voting.


Alternative Approvals Process (AAP)

Section 84 of the Community Charter contains provisions for elector approval. If electors’ approval is required under the Community Charter or Local Government Act in relation to a particular matter, that approval may be obtained either by the assent of the electors (i.e., a referendum vote), or by an alternative approval process (AAP). The alternative approval process is a less expensive method of obtaining elector assent.

The municipality obtains approval of the electors through the alternative approval process if fewer than 10% of eligible electors in the area covered by the alternate approval process submit elector response forms. By signing the alternative approval response forms, an elector expresses his/her opposition to the particular matter proposed by the municipality. If more than 10% of eligible electors sign the response forms, the municipality must seek a vote to proceed with the matter.

Alternative Approval Process


Election Contacts

Each local government is responsible for running its own local elections, referendums and alternative approval processes in accordance with provincial laws and the Village’s Election and Assent Voting Bylaw.

Chief Election Officer
Gwendolyn Kennedy, Legislative Assistant
Office Hours Telephone: 604-894-6135 ext 237
Email Gwendolyn

School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) 

Elections B.C.

Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing – Local Elections
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Ministry of Education – School Trustee Elections
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*Content is taken from the Village of Pemberton Website

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