By-Election Not Required By Regional Districts in Election Years

Year
2018
Category
Legislative
NCLGA Ref#
B26

Details

WHEREAS under the Local Government Act, municipalities are not required to conduct a by-election if a vacancy occurs after January 1st in a general election year;

AND WHEREAS under the Local Government Act, regional districts are required to conduct a by-election unless a vacancy occurs after June 1st in a general election year, which is expensive and unnecessary for such a short period of time:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and UBCM lobby the provincial government to amend the Local Government Act to enable regional districts to decide whether they wish to conduct a by-election if a vacancy occurs after January 1st in a general election year.

Responses

UBCM Comments: The UBCM members have not specifically considered the request to amend the Local Government Act to enable regional districts to decide whether they wish to conduct a by-election if a vacancy occurs after January 1st in an election year.

However, in the absence of existing policy, UBCM would recommend endorsement since this would provide parity with the existing legislative provisions for municipalities.

 

 

 

North Central Local Government Association