What are the rules for campaign signs?
City of Williams Lake Sign Bylaw No. 2153, 2012, Part I, Section C-6.g. “Signs Permitted in all Zones” states the following:


Political campaign signs on behalf of candidates for public office or referendum on election ballots provided that such sign shall be removed within four days following the election. Such signs shall not be installed:


i. On or over a street, including any boulevards or public rights of ways; and,
ii. On private property, without the written consent of the property owner where the sign will be located.”


See the Candidate’s Guide to Local Government Elections in BC link below for more information.

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1. When is the next election?
2. Where and when can I vote?
3. Do I qualify to vote?
4. Can I still vote if I do not live in the City of Williams Lake boundaries?
5. When will we know who is running for Mayor and Councillors?
6. Is my name on the current list of electors?
7. Can I register to vote on election day?
8. Do I need identification to vote?
9. Do you offer curbside voting for persons with disabilities?
10. Can I vote if I am out of town in October?
11. Are mail-in ballots permitted?
12. Do I have to vote for all six (6) Councillor positions on the ballot?
13. Am I qualified to run for office?
14. Do I have to live in the City of Williams Lake to run for office?
15. How to I get nominated?
16. How many nominators do I need to run for office?
17. Where do I get nomination papers and when is the period for filing them?
18. What are the rules for campaign signs?
19. Where can I find information on campaign financing, elector organizations and third party sponsors?
20. Where can I find information on financial disclosure requirements?
21. What is an Elector Organization?
22. What is a Campaign Organizer?
23. Does the public have access to candidates’ nomination documents?
24. What was the voter turnout for past municipal elections in Williams Lake?
25. Who can I contact if I have questions?