The following individuals have submitted their nomination documents to become candidates in the 2022 General Local Election in the City of White Rock. Nomination documents and bios for each candidate can be viewed by selecting the candidate's name.
Candidates for School Trustee - One (1) to be elected:
- Laurae McNally
Note: Laurae McNally Acclaimed as School Trustee
In accordance with the City's Sign Bylaw, Political Signs are not to be displayed more than 30 days before the date of the Local Government Election, and are to be removed within 7 days following the election. For 2022, the first day campaign signage can go up is September 15, and must be removed by October 22.
2022 Candidate Profile
The information you include on this form will be posted to the City's website as soon as possible after the deadline for declaration of candidates (September 9th). Once the information has been posted to the website no updates or changes will be made to the photo or statement. Candidates will be advised by email when the profiles are on the website.
- Peninsula Homeless to Housing Task Force (PH2H) all Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum. For more information visit the PH2H website
When: Monday, September 12
Where: St. John's Presbyterian Church, 1480 George Street
- The White Rock BIA and the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Municipal Election forum for White Rock. For more information visit the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce website
When: Tuesday, October 4th 2022 | Doors open at 6:30 pm
Time: 7pm - 9pm, Meet & Greet 9 pm - 9:45 pm
Where: White Rock Community Centre
Election Date: Saturday, October 15 2022
Election 2022 - 2022-2026 (4 Year Term)
|March 8||Last day to meet six-month B.C. residency requirement for candidates|
|April 14||Last day to meet six-month B.C. residency requirements for electors registering on Voting Day|
|July 1||First day to request a mail ballot (information will be taken for ballot package distribution once ballots are ready - October 2022).|
|July 29||Nomination Packages available|
|August 30||Nomination Period begins at 9:00 a.m.|
|September 9||Nomination Period closes at 4:00 p.m.|
|September 13||Deadline to challenge nomination or elector organization endorsement at 4:00 p.m.|
|September 14||Last day to meet 30 day BC residency / White Rock property ownership for elector registration|
|September 15||First day for campaign signage to go up (Bylaw No. 1923)|
|September 15||Candidate meeting and lot draw (order of names on the ballot for Mayor and Council only) at 6:00 p.m. *If a candidate withdraws from the election by September 16 at 4:00 p.m. their name will be disregarded from the list and the next drawn name will be moved up on the ballot.|
|September 16||Deadline for candidate withdrawal at 4:00 p.m.|
Advance Vote Dates (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) All Advance Voting will be held at the White Rock Community Centre 15154 Russell Avenue (free underground parking available)
|October 12||Mobile Special Vote at Evergreen Baptist Home (9:00 a.m. to noon)|
|October 13||Last day to receive a Mail Ballot Request at 4:00 p.m.|
|October 15||Election Day (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)|
|October 19||3:00 pm Declaration of Official Results @ City Hall (announced at City Hall then placed on the City website)|
|October 22||Campaign signage must be removed|
|October 28||Last Day for Judicial Recount Application|
|November 7||Inaugural Council Meeting (Oath of Office)|
Applicable City Bylaws
- Election Procedure Bylaw No. 2426
- Sign Bylaw No. 1923 (Consolidated) - Refer to pages 7, 14 & 15
- Mail Ballot Authorization and Procedure Bylaw No. 2427
- Automated Vote Counting System Authorization and Procedure Bylaw No. 2248 (Consolidated)
- Board of Education School District No. 35 Bylaw, No. 339 (For School Trustee Reference)
Qualifications to Run for Local Government Office
In 2022 City of White Rock voters will elect one (1) candidate for the position of Mayor, six (6) candidates for the position of Councillor and one (1) candidate for the position of School Trustee.
To qualify as a candidate for local government office, at the time of nomination a person must meet the following criteria:
- You must be 18 years of age or older on general voting day
- You must be a Canadian Citizen
- You must be a resident of BC for at least six months prior to the date of nomination
- Not disqualified by any statute or law, from being nominated, elected or holding office
Nominees must be nominated by ten electors of the City of White Rock. Nominees (the candidate) are not required to be residents or non-resident property owners in the City of White Rock.
There is a nomination deposit required to be submitted along with the nomination documents in the amount of $100.
Serving the Community - Time Commitment
If you are elected to local office, you will be expected to serve the 2022 to 2026 term.
Be aware that holding a position in local office can be time consuming. In addition to regular meetings, you may also be asked to serve on special committees, task forces, boards or commissions that may also require a significant time commitment both with attending meetings and preparing for them.
Further detailed information in regard to candidacy can be found on the Ministry's website.
The BC School Trustees Association has published a guide for Trustee Candidates that can be downloaded here: Putting Students First - A guide for school trustee candidates
Bill 9 - 2021 - Local Elections Statutes Amendment Act, 2021
The Local Elections Statutes Amendment Act, 2021 (Bill 9) establishes new campaign financing and advertising rules for local elections in B.C. Additional information on new rules for local elections can be found on the Elections B.C. website.