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Candidate Information

What do I need to know if I am interested in running for office?

Nomination of candidates for the 2014 local election will take place from September 30 to  9:00 am on October 10, 2014.  Nomination packages will be available for pick up at the City's Corporate Office (contact information below), beginning August 25, 2014 at 8:30 am. 

Candidate Information Session:  September 14

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014
6:30 pm, Port Coquitlam Council Chambers

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 Meeting to help answer your questions.

Candidate nomination packages are now available for pick up at the Corporate Office, Port Coquitlam City Hall, 2nd Floor, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam from August 25, 2014.

Please be aware that the Election Procedure Bylaw No. 3811 has made provisions for completed nomination documents and campaign financing disclosure documents to be viewed online


Nomination Packages
Packages will be available for pick up from the Corporate Office (City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam) beginning Monday, August 25, 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:

For a three (3) year term; December, 2014 to December, 2017.

Please be aware that the Election Procedure Bylaw No. 3811 has made provisions for completed nomination documents and campaign financing disclosure documents to be viewed online.

Who May Run


You may run for local government office if you:

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 three-year term.  This term will officially begin on December 1, 2014 (Inaugural Meeting).

Time Commitment
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.

Contact:
For further information regarding Port Coquitlam's municipal elections, please contact:
Corporate Office
Tel. 604.927.5421
Fax. 604.927.5402
Email:
corporateoffice@portcoquitlam.ca

Location and Mailing Address
Second Floor, City Hall, 2580 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC  V3C 2A8

Business Hours
8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)

Last Updated:3/14/2014 11:27:13 AM