Elections & Assent Voting

Local government elections in British Columbia are currently held every 4 years. This includes elections for mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors and school trustees. The next general local elections in B.C. will be held in 2022. 

Residents, as well as persons that own property within the jurisdiction of the local government but do not reside there, may be eligible to vote provided eligibility requirements of the Local Government Act are met.

By-elections may be held if the office of a director becomes vacant.

In addition to elections and by-elections, the Regional District may also hold an assent vote (referendum) to obtain the assent of the electors on a proposed service or other matter.

Read the CRD’s election bylaw for more information on election procedures.

Alternative Approval Processes (AAP)

There are three Alternative Approval Processes for the purchase of fire trucks in Forest Grove, Kersley and Lone Butte. For more information, follow the links below.

Forest Grove AAP 

Kerlsey VFD AAP

Lone Butte AAP

Assent Votes (Referendums)

There are currently no assent votes.


Area F By-Election

A by-election for Electoral Area F Director will be held on March 30, 2019. The nomination period closed at 4 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2019. Read about voting and identification requirements. 

Advance polling will be available at the CRD’s Williams Lake office (Suite D, 180 North Third Ave.) on March 20 and 25, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

General voting day is March 30, 2019. Polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at:

  • Cariboo Regional District Williams Lake Office, Boardroom

  • 150 Mile School

  • Horsefly Community Hall

  • Big Lake Community Hall

  • Likely School

Mail ballot voting is available for the upcoming Area F by-election if you will be away on all three voting opportunities, are physically unable to attend or live 90 km away from a polling station. Give us a call before 4 p.m. on March 28 to request a mail ballot. We must receive your ballot back no later than 8 p.m. on March 30 to be counted. Read more about mail ballot voting.

By-Election Candidates

There are three candidates running in the by-election. Click on the candidate’s name to read their biography, if it has been provided by the candidate. The biographies are also posted in the sidebar (below on mobile). Please note, the Cariboo Regional District has not vetted nor altered the information provided by the candidates.

Maureen LeBourdais

Brice O'Neill

Shannon Rerie



Elections Map

Use our interactive map below to determine which Electoral Area or Municipality your property falls within. To use the search function (magnifying glass) in the top right hand corner of the map, simply type your address in the search bar and search. The pop-up will tell you which Electoral Area or Municipality you are in.

Helpful Links

For more election resources, please visit the provincial government website.

For information about campaign financing, election advertising and third party sponsor rules, contact Elections BC.

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