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The next local government election will take place in
October, 2018

Qualified Electors of the City of Merritt will elect the following positions for the four (4) year term ending in October 2022:
• (1) Mayor
• (6) Councillors
• (3) School Trustees

General Election Information

In BC, general local elections are held every four (4) years. In Merritt, these include the election of a Mayor and six (6) Councillors to City Council, and the election of three (3) School Trustees to the Board of School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen).

Provincial legislation governing local government elections include:
Local Election Campaign Financing Act     
Local Government Act
Local Government Election Regulation, BC Reg. 380/93
Elections BC
Financial Disclosure Act
Financial Disclosure Act Reg. 32/2001

Hard copies of the legislation are available from the Chief Election Officer in City Hall. These are provided for your convenience only; the official versions may be obtained from the Queen’s Printer, Crown Publications Inc., 521 Fort Street, Victoria, BC V8W 9K4 604 386-4636, or may be available at your public library.  
Visit the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for more information and frequently asked questions about elections. 

Voting Information


Notice of Advanced Polls

Information for Resident Electors can be found here

Information for Non-Resident (Property) Electors can be found here

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions About Upcoming Local Government Elections?

Election Poll Clerks Needed

Click here for more information on becoming a Poll Clerk

Click here for the Poll Clerk Application