2018 Municipal Election Information


2018 White Rock Votes Election Information  PDF
2018 Official Declaration of Candidates PDF
October 4, 2018 Peace Arch News Article "White Rock candidates respond to PAN Questionnaire" Link
South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce Webpage regarding the White Rock Municipal 2018 Election Link
2018 Name Order for Ballot (Mayor, Councillor, and School Trustee) PDF
2014 General Local Election Results - White Rock PDF

The Chief Election Officer as appointed by the City of White Rock Council is responsible for conducting local government elections in accordance with the regulations set out by the Local Government Act.

Chief Election Officer: Sandy Bowden

The City of White Rock has appointed Sandy Bowden as the Chief Election Officer for the 2018 Local Government Election. Sandy's experience spans over 25 years in the local government field, 17 of those serving as the Corporate Officer for municipalities on Vancouver Island. Sandy holds a wealth of knowledge and experience from working (including running) ten BC local government voting opportunities.

Contact Information:
Phone: 604 541-2128 | elections@whiterockcity.ca 

The electors of the City of White Rock elect:

  • One Mayor
  • One School Trustee
  • Six Councillors

Election Reform

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development completed the first phase of Local Government Elections reform which has resulted in a change to the timing for local elections and term of office. General local elections will now be held on the third Saturday in October every four years. General Voting Day will be October 20, 2018.

  • The term of office for the 2018 Election will be November 2018 to November 2022

In advance of Election Day, the Chief Election Officer advertises in the local newspaper, calling for nominations, naming the candidates that are running and outlining general procedures regarding voting.

Key Dates

Election period - The period that begins on January 1 and ends on the 29th day before General Voting Day.Monday, January 1, 2018 to Friday, September 21, 2018
Nomination period - The period for local election officials to receive nominations.Tuesday, September 4, 2018 to Friday, September 14, 2018<
Campaign period - The period that begins on the 28th day before General Voting Day and ends at the close of voting on General Voting Day.Saturday, September 22, 2018 to Saturday, October 20, 2018
Advance Voting Dates
Location: White Rock Community Centre:
15154 Russell Avenue, White Rock
Wednesday, October 10
Thursday, October 11
Monday, October 15
General Voting DaySaturday, October 20, 2018
Campaign financing disclosure statement filing deadline
(to be filed with Elections BC)
Friday, January 18, 2019
Campaign financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing feeMonday, February 18, 2019

Nomination period for the 2018 Election will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until nomination close on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.

Nomination Packages

Nomination Packages will be available starting July 27, 2018, at City Hall in the Administration Office during regular business hours from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays, or you may download the nomination package forms here (please visit the Corporate Administration Department at City Hall for a comprehensive package with additional information):

Nomination period for the 2018 Election will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018 from 9 a.m. until nomination close on Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4 p.m.