2014 Local Government Election

Welcome to the City of Campbell River, Local Government Election page. 

This section provides you with information and links for the local government election which took place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

This webpage contains information on the following election topics:

Official election results for City of Campbell River

Mayor-elect is Andy Adams (4370 votes).

Council-elect members are:

  • Charlie Cornfield (4286 votes)

  • Michele Babchuk (4056 votes)

  • Larry Samson (4047 votes)

  • Ron Kerr (3571 votes)

  • Marlene Wright (3455 votes)

  • Colleen Evans (3144 votes)

Voter turnout 39%

Overall Results

Results Poll by Poll

Contact Us

If after reviewing this site you require further election information please feel free to contact either:

Peter Wipper, City Clerk/Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 250-286-5707
Email: peter.wipper@campbellriver.ca or

Tracy Bate, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 250-286-5705
Email: tracy.bate@campbellriver.ca

Address: Campbell River City Hall, 301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7
Fax: 250-286-5760

General Election Information

Local Government Elections are held every four years on the third Saturday of November in accordance with the Local Government Act and Campbell River's Election Bylaw No. 3356. The next local government election will take place on Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.

On Election Day the citizens of Campbell River will elect one (1) candidate for the position of Mayor; six (6) candidates for the position of Councillor and will vote for five (5) School Trustee candidates (for information about the School District #72 Trustee election contact the School District).

List of Candidates 

October 10, 2014    Declaration of Candidates
October 20, 2014    Declaration of Election by Voting

Contact information for all candidates is available at the CivicInfo website.


WOOD, Steve


BABCHUK, Michele
EVANS, Colleen
MCKAY, Marcia
STRIGA, Darryn
WRIGHT, Marlene


Greater Campbell River Area
For list of School Trustee Candidates please click on the following link to School District 72's website

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit the Local Government Department of the Provincial Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development for more information about elections and frequently asked questions.

Election Guides

The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development has developed a number of guides to provide information about the general local election for candidates, election officials, the public and others. The 2014 Candidate's Guide, Voter's Guide and Campaign Organizer and Elector Organization Guide have been updated from previous versions to include additional information.

Election Legislation


What's New in Election Legislation

The Provincial Government has introduced new legislation regarding local government elections. The most significant changes involve campaign financing and advertising rules as per the  Local Election Campaign Financing Act.

Visit Elections BC for more information on the new campaign financing and advertising rules or call Elections BC 1-855-952-0280.

Advertising and Signage

New Provincial Sign Regulations

Apart from signage, candidates are permitted to start advertising at any time (for example print ads, radio and television spots, Facebook pages, Twitter pages). However during the Election Proceedings period, September 30th to November 15th, all election advertising must include;

  • the name of the financial agent,
  • the words "authorized by" in front of the financial agent's name,
  • a B.C. phone number or mailing address or email address of which the financial agent can be contacted.

If a candidate is serving as their own financial agent, then the advertising would note;

"Authorized by [name of candidate], Financial Agent, [contact information]"

Complete information on election advertising can be found by clicking on Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in BC or by calling Elections BC toll free at 1-855-952-0280.

Political Campaign Signs

Political Campaign Signs are only permitted beginning with the start of the nomination period (September 30, 2014) and shall be removed not later than seven (7) days following the date of the election (November 22, 2014) as outlined in the City's Sign Bylaw No. 3309. Election signs are not permitted on City or Provincial Parks or Crown Lands, public waterfront or on road right-of-way medians.  Political Campaign Signs may have up to four (4) faces. The Sign Area of any one face shall not exceed 2.97 square meters (32 square feet). The Sign shall not exceed 2.13 meters (7 feet) in Height.

Nomination Process

The nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and ends on Friday, October 10, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Nomination packages are available at City Hall front reception or can be downloaded at the following links:

Nominations will not be accepted after 4:00 P.M., Friday, October 10, 2014

Those persons unable to deliver nominations in person may mail them or otherwise have them delivered or sent by facsimile to the attention of the Chief Election Officer by the October 10, 2014 deadline to (250) 286-5760. If sent by facsimile, the original must be received by October 17, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.

Qualifications to run for local government office

To qualify as a candidate for local government office, at the time of nomination a person must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

Campbell River Voting Places

The following Campbell River Voting Places will be open on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • Community Centre 401 - 11th Avenue
  • Sportsplex 1800 South Alder Street
  • Discovery Passage Elementary School 2050 Pengelly Road

Advance and Special Voting Opportunities

  • VotingLocationAdvance Voting Opportunities will be provided on Wednesday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 12th at the South end of the Tyee Plaza Shopping Centre, adjacent to Diva's Bridal and Prom, 1035 Shoppers Row from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. for those persons unable to vote on November 15th .
  • Special Voting Opportunity will be provided at the Campbell River General Hospital Thursday, November 13th 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Mail Ballot Voting

If you have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects your ability to vote or if you will be away from Campbell River on Election Day and during both Advance Voting opportunities occurring on November 5th and 12th, you will still have the opportunity to vote using a mail-in ballot.To request a mail ballot voting package, choose one of the following links (Mail Ballot Voting Package Application) or Non-Resident Mail Ballot Voting Package Application; fill out the application, sign it and return it using one of the methods of delivery listed. Ballots will be mailed out after the Declaration of Election on October 20th. For your ballot to be counted it is your responsibility to ensure that your completed ballot is received at Campbell River City Hall no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2014 or delivered to the Presiding Election Official at the Community Centre 401 10th Avenue, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on November 15, 2014. 

Information Notice - Voting by Mail

Mail Voting Frequently Asked Questions

Are you eligible to vote?

There are two categories of electors for local government elections in the Province of British Columbia: Resident Electors and Non-Resident Property Electors

You are qualified to register as a Resident Elector in the City of Campbell River if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day;
  2. You must be a Canadian citizen;
  3. You must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to the day of registration;
  4. You must have been a resident of the City of Campbell River for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  5. You must not be disqualified by an enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

You are qualified to register as a Non-Resident Property Elector in the City of Campbell River if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be an individual who is, or who will be on general voting day, 18 years of age or older;
  2. You must be a Canadian citizen;
  3. You must be a resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day of registration;
  4. You must be a registered owner of real property in the City of Campbell River for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  5. You must not be eligible to register as a resident elector in the City of Campbell River;
  6. Must only register in relation to one piece of property; and
  7. If more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the other owners. A majority of the owners must complete and sign a Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form (see Application to Register below). You must not be disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-Resident Property Electors will be required to fill out an Application to Register by providing proof of ownership of the property (title certificate or current title search); 2 pieces of identification confirming your identity (one of which must contain your signature); and a non-resident property elector consent form of a majority of the registered owners, if there is more than one owner.

Non-Resident Property Electors are encouraged to fill out the application and produce the required documentation for the above application at Campbell River City Hall, 301 St. Ann’s Road between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. prior to Friday, November 14, 2014.

NOTE: In accordance with the Local Government Act, the only persons who are registered owners, either as joint tenants or tenants-in-common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust.

Are you registered to vote?

The City of Campbell River will be using the most recent Provincial list of voters as our list of registered resident voters which means that if you are registered to vote in the next Provincial election your name will automatically appear on the City of Campbell River’s list. To check the Elections BC website to confirm you are registered, or to update your registration click on the following link:

Register, update or confirm your voter registration On-line now

On-line registrations or updates will need to be made before September 10, 2014 in order for them to appear on the voters list that the Province sends to the City. If your name does not appear on this list you will still be able to register to vote at your voting place on November 15, 2014.

Beginning Tuesday, September 30, 2014, until the close of general voting for the Election, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at Campbell River City Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon - Fri (excluding statutory holidays). An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m. October 10, 2014. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector in the City of Campbell River and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the City of Campbell River.

How to register to vote on election day

Any person who is eligible to vote and is not registered may register at the designated voting place where they live or own property. When you attend your voting place on Election Day, Saturday, November 15, 2014 to register and vote, remember to bring at least two (2) documents that provide evidence of your identity (Driver’s Licence, BC Identification Card, Social Insurance Card, Passport, BC Carecard, Birth Certificate, Citizenship Card, Credit card) and for Residents of Campbell River, evidence of your current place of residence (telephone bill, hydro bill, property tax notice, personalized cheque). One of these documents must contain a signature. If you are unable to provide evidence of your current place of residence you will need to make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence before being permitted to register. Non-Resident property owners must provide proof of ownership of the property in the form of a Certificate of Title.

Assistance with voting and curbside voting

If a voter has difficulty reading or writing English, they may bring a translator to assist them in the voting process. The translator must complete a solemn declaration of assistance in order to provide translation assistance.

If you are unable to enter the voting place, you may ask to receive and mark your ballot at a place located outside the voting place (curbside voting). It will be necessary for you to bring someone with you who can advise the election officials that you need help outside the voting place.

If you require help with voting, you may ask the Presiding Election Official (PEO) in charge at the voting place to assist you. You may also bring someone with you to the voting place to help you vote. This person must make a solemn declaration to preserve the secrecy of your ballot, to mark the ballot according to your wishes and to not attempt to influence how you vote.

Important Dates

  • In order to be eligible to vote, must be a resident of BC six months prior to the election
    [as of May 13, 2014]
  • In order to be eligible to vote, must be a resident of Campbell River one month prior to the election
    [as of October 15, 2014].
  • Nomination packages will be available August 22, 2014.
  • Nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m. on September 30, 2014.
  • Nomination period ends at 4:00 p.m. on October 10, 2014.
  • Declaration of Candidates (press release/website) [4:00 p.m. on October 10, 2014]
  • Deadline for challenge of nominations [4:00 p.m. on October 14, 2014].
  • Election Candidate Orientation Session - Council Chambers October 14, 2014 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. [Note: session extended by half an hour to 9:30 p.m.]
  • Deadline for withdrawal of candidates and withdrawal of elector organization endorsement
    [4:00 p.m. on October 17, 2014].
  • Declaration of election by voting (press release/website) [4:00 p.m. on October 20, 2014] 
  • Advance Voting Poll - Tyee Plaza, 1035 Shoppers Row
    November 5, 2014- 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Advance Voting Poll - Tyee Plaza, 1035 Shoppers Row
    November 12, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Local Government Election Day November 15, 2014 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Preliminary Results will be announced at Campbell River City Hall following the close of polls. Results will also be provided to Shaw and CivicInfo BC  November 15, 2014.
  • Official results will be announced at noon on Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • Inaugural Council Meeting - Community Centre, 401 - 11th Avenue 7:30 p.m. on December 2, 2014.

Q & A

Q - How much have municipal taxes changed in Campbell River since 2009?

A - Average Tax Changes 2009-2014


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