information for potential candidates

Prospective candidates can download the nomination packages for Mayor, Councillor, and School Trustees below. Printed copies of nomination documents can also be picked up at the Legislative Services Counter, Main Floor, City Hall (100 Newport Drive). Please phone 604-469-4505 or email ahead of your pick up.

Candidate Nomination Information Guides
Candidate Nomination Forms 
Elector Organization Forms (for elector organizations officially registered with Elections BC)

Nomination papers must be filed with the Chief Election Officer at City Hall between 9am on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and 4pm on Friday, September 9, 2022. Candidates are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with the Chief Election Officer to submit nomination documents. To make an appointment with the Chief Election Officer, email elections@portmoody.ca, call 604.469.4505, or visit the Legislative Services counter on the first floor of Port Moody City Hall, 100 Newport Drive. Candidate nomination documents will be posted on this site as they are received between August 30 and September 9, 2022. 

Candidates do not have to live in Port Moody, but must meet the following requirements to run in the 2022 General Election:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be a resident of BC for at least 6 months
  • not be disqualified by law
  • A minimum of two (2) qualified nominators are required for each candidate nomination.  Each qualified nominator must be a registered elector in the City of Port Moody. 
 All candidates meetings/debates 

The City does not host candidate events. However, if your organization is hosting an all candidates meeting or debate, please email us your event details. Campaign events for individual candidates or elector organizations will not be posted.

Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce All-Candidates Debate – Port Moody

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Inlet Theatre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Doors open at 6:30pm, no registration required, free admission
More information

 Election signs 
Political signs promoting a candidate or party in a civic election is permitted by bylaw, with the following provisions: 
  • Campaign advertising signage can only be erected after 7am, Saturday, October 1, 2022. Campaign advertising signs erected prior to this time and date are in violation of Bylaw No. 3367 and are subject to removal at the candidates’ expense.
  • Please click here for an excerpt from Bylaw No. 3367 regarding the placement of campaign advertising signage and a map of permitted public locations for campaign advertising signs.
  • For questions on campaign financing rules related to campaign advertising, please contact Elections BC.
 Campaign financing
Elections BC is responsible for administering campaign financing, election advertising, and third party sponsor rules. Please visit their website for information on these topics. 
 Provincial resources 
The Province produces a number of helpful guides and videos for people considering running for office.