The by-election was held for the position of mayor and one councillor on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at the Penticton Seniors Drop-in Centre. There were eight candidates in total; three for mayor and five for councillor.The official results from the 2013 by-election were:
- Mayor: Garry Litke with 2,779 votes
- Councillor: Katie Robinson with 1,500 votes
The 2013 by-election had 3,752 ballots cast. There were 25,632 eligible voters in 2011, translating into a turnout of 14.65% in 2013.
A candidate declared elected is not entitled to make the oath of office until nine days after the close of voting. The Mayor and new Councillor were sworn in during a ceremony on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
The new mayor and councillor joined sitting Councillors Wes Hopkin, Andrew Jakubeit, Helena Konanz, Judy Sentes and John Vassilaki.