2021 BY- ELECTION

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Councillor Brittny Anderson provided her formal resignation from Nelson City Council on Monday, December 14th, 2020. 

The resignation of a Councillor triggers the by-election process. On January 12, 2021, Council appointed Sarah Winton as the Chief Election Officer and Gabriel Bouvet-Boisclair as the Deputy Chief Election Officer. The general voting day will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 8am to 8pm at Prestige Lakeside Resort (701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson, BC). Below you will find general information regarding the by-election. Additionally, copies of the public notices that have been published in the Nelson Star are also available for viewing on this page.   

Information for those interested in running for the seat of Councillor is available on the "Information for Candidates" subpage on the left hand bar. Candidates must submit a Candidate Nomination Package between February 9, 2021, and 4:00 pm on February 19, 2021 in order to be included as a candidate for the City of Nelson 2021 By-election.  

General Information for Voters: 

Those interested in voting in the By-election should ensure they are eligible to vote and are registered. If you are not registered, you can register by using a mail ballot, by registering on a voting day when you vote (advance or general), or by advance elector registrations if completed before February 2, 2021. Additional detailed information on voting for the general public is available on the "2021 Election Voting and Registration" page on the left hand sidebar. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all eligible electors will be able to (and are encouraged to) vote by mail ballot in this by-election. In order to do so, voters must request a mail ballot by using this Application form, which must be received by City Elections staff no later than March 10, 2021 at 4pm. More information on mail ballot voting is available under the "Mail Ballot Voting Information" subpage available on the left hand sidebar.

Important Dates for Voters at this time are:

February 2, 2021: Last day for advance registration (if not already registered)

March 10, 2021: Last day to request mail ballot (4pm deadline)

March 17, 2021: Advance Voting Day 1 @ City Hall

March 24, 2021: Advance Voting Day 2 @ City Hall

March 27, 2021: General Voting Day @ Prestige Lakeside Resort 8am-8pm


For more information, contact:

Sarah Winton     

Corporate Officer    

PH: 250.352.8120    

Email: Swinton@nelson.ca