Voting in an election is one of the most important things a citizen can do in their community and country

Local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years. The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act – enacted in 2014 – was created to enhance campaign financing rules and ensure greater accountability and transparency in local elections. The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act separates the rules that regulate election advertising and campaign financing disclosure from the more procedural rules that apply generally to local elections administration.

Voting strengthens our democracy, it gives each and every voter a voice in their local government, and it makes Sparwood a much stronger community. Voting can take as little as 10 minutes. It’s a right we sometimes ignore or take for granted!

Elections are the most direct way for the public to directly influence their local government. During the election process, candidates generally outline their platforms and objectives if they were to be elected. By choosing the candidates with the ideals and qualities that are most acceptable to you, citizens can directly influence the type of community Sparwood is.

The next municipal election will be Saturday, October 20, 2018.