Richmond Election Nomination Period: August 30 to September 9

29 August 2022

The candidate nomination period for the 2022 Richmond Local Government and School Election begins on Tuesday, August 30 at 9 a.m. and ends on Friday, September 9 at 4 p.m. Candidates are required to book an appointment with the Richmond Elections Office to officially submit their nomination papers between those dates.

Nomination packages can be obtained online at or at the Richmond Elections Office, by appointment only. Should candidates prefer, they may submit their completed nomination papers electronically to after completing the solemn declaration in front of a lawyer, notary or Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in British Columbia. After submitting nomination papers electronically, candidates are requested to contact the Richmond Elections Office to obtain further details on how to provide the original hardcopy papers to City Hall.

The Richmond Elections Office can be contacted by email at or by calling 604-276-4100.

To run in the Richmond election, a candidate must:

  • Be a resident of BC for at least six months before filing their nomination documents
  • Be at least 18 years old on General Voting Day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Not be disqualified by law

The 2022 Richmond Local Government and School Election is on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Voters will elect one Mayor, eight Councillors and seven Richmond School Board Trustees.

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