Elections 2018

Local Government elections are held every four years, the next general election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.  In Penticton, we elect a Mayor and six (6) Councillors. 

Stay tuned, more information will be provided as it becomes available.

2018 General Local Elections Key Dates

Start of Election Period

January 1, 2018

Start of Nomination Period

September 4, 2018

End of Nomination Period

September 14, 2018

Declaration of Candidates

September 14, 2018

End of Election Period

September 21, 2018

Start of Campaign Period

September 22, 2018

Required Advance Voting Opportunity

October 10, 2018 and

other dates to be determined

End of Campaign Period

October 20, 2018

General Voting Day

October 20, 2018

Determination of Official Election Results

October 22, 2018


Missed the candidate workshops from May 24 and June 13? Please view the presentation here [PDF - 2.1 MB] and if you have additional questions about the workshop, please call for email Laurie Darcus at:

Interested in running for Council? Some of the ways you can prepare are:

  • Attend Council meetings to learn about priority issues/projects and observe what being on a council might be like;
  • Look at the City of Penticton’s key planning documents and reports;
  • Get to know key groups in the community to understand the diversity of interests in our area;
  • Research the internet for information about local governments and basic facts about the local government system in BC. 

Election Resources

For more local election information and helpful videos like the ones below, visit the Province of BC website and the Elections BC website.


Past elections

An archive of past election documentation is below for the years that are available: