About Surrey Municipal Elections
In 2014, the province indicated plans to introduce new legislation that will change the length of the time (term) an elected member will serve from three years to four years. Every four years, voters will elect one mayor, eight councillors and six school board trustees.
Legislation within BC creates strict guidelines and rules regarding the conduct of municipal (local government) elections. These regulations have been established to ensure that elections are fair, open and honest.
- Arrangements for elections & for voting
- Election proceedings
- Electors & Voting opportunities
- Qualifications for office
- Nominations and declaration of election & Declaration of invalid election
- Candidates and representatives
- Campaign financing
- Conduct of voting proceedings
- Counting of the vote & Judicial recount
- Election offences
Related information such as sign and advertising regulations can also be found in other sections of the act.
Voters may also want to look at the Community Charter to read about the framework, authority and ability to determine public interest it provides to municipalities and their councils.