Nomination of candidates for the 2014 local election will take place from 9:00 am on September 30 to October 10, 2014 at 4:00 pm. Nomination packages will be available for pick up at the City's Corporate Office (contact information below), beginning August 22, 2014 at 8:30 am.
Candidate Information Session: WEDNESDAY, September 10 at 6:30 pm
Port Coquitlam Council Chambers - Third Floor
Are you thinking of running for City Council? Want to know more about what it means to be a City Council Member? Please join us for a Prospective Candidates Information Session to help answer your questions.
Packages will be available for pick up from the Corporate Office (City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam) beginning Friday, August 22, 2014 during the regular office hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, excluding any statutory holidays.
Nomination packages will be available for the offices of:
- One Mayor
- Up to Six Councillors
- Up to Two School Trustees
For a four (4) year term; December, 2014 to October, 2018.
Who May RunYou may run for local government office if you:
- are a Canadian citizen
- are at least 18 years old on election day
- have lived in BC for at least the last 6 months
- have not been disqualified from voting in a BC local election
You do not have to live in the jurisdiction in which you are running for office.
Term of Office
If you are elected to local office, you will be expected to serve a four-year term. This term will officially begin on December 1, 2014 (Inaugural Meeting).
Please be aware that holding office can be time consuming. In addition to attending regular meetings – usually one evening per week for City Council – you may be asked to sit on special committees, boards or commissions that also require significant time. You might consider talking to someone currently in local office to find out how much time you will be expected to commit.
For further information regarding Port Coquitlam's municipal elections, please contact:
Location and Mailing AddressSecond Floor, City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2A8