Nomination Period for 2022 General Local Election: August 30 at 9:00 a.m. to September 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 19, 2022 – Eligible voters in the District of Sooke can cast their votes in the next general local election on general voting day, October 15, 2022, at one of two advanced voting opportunities, on October 5 and 12, 2022, or by mail.

Candidate nomination packages for the positions of Mayor or Councillor* are available for pick up at the municipal hall – located at 2205 Otter Point Road. The package provides all documents that must be completed to be declared a candidate and instructions on completing your nomination.

The nomination period for candidates starts on Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00 a.m. and ends on Friday, September 9 at 4:00 p.m.

Completed nomination documents may be delivered by hand, mail, or other delivery service, by fax (250.642.0541) or by email ( to the Chief Election Officer, 2205 Otter Point Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1J2 during the nomination period.

Candidates must make a solemn declaration on the documents. For candidates delivering their documents by hand, the Chief Election Officer or designate can administer the declaration. Mailed, faxed, or emailed nomination papers must include the completed solemn declaration, which can be administered by a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in British Columbia.

* School District 62 administers its own nomination process. Candidates interested in running for the position of School District Trustee must contact the School District for more information. Once declared as candidates, the names of prospective School District Trustees will appear on the ballot with Mayor and Council candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are nomination packages available online?

No. In Sooke, those picking up a nomination package must receive their package from the Chief Election Official (or representative).

Is there a nomination filing fee?

No. In Sooke, a nomination deposit is not required.

Do you need to be nominated by electors to run?

Yes. In Sooke, candidates must be nominated by two eligible electors.

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