Anyone wishing to represent their community as a municipal councillor should begin getting the paperwork together next week.
The byelection to replace the seat on council vacated by former councillor and current Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo kicks off with a 10-day nomination period beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13. The nomination period runs until 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, after which the names of prospective candidates will be announced.
Voting will take place in the district office council chambers on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Advanced polling will also take place in council chambers on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
To be nominated to run for council, candidates must be of Canadian citizenship, 18 years of age or older and a B.C. resident for at last six months immediately before nomination papers are filed. Along with the necessary paperwork, a nomination deposit of $100 is also required – refunded upon filing of your campaign financing disclosure statement by Jan. 27, 2014.
All the paperwork and pertinent information can be found on the District of Sicamous website at www.sicamous.ca/content/2013-local-government-election.