Elections Information

Important Contacts

Paula McKinnon,
Chief Election Officer


Nate Moyer,
Deputy Chief Election Officer


Lillooet City Hall
615 Main Street
P.O. Box 610
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0
Phone: 250-256-4289
Fax: 250-256-4288

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 12:00 noon; and
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Closed Statutory Holidays






The District of Lillooet municipal council is comprised of a mayor and four councillors each elected for a four-year term. The next general local election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

In British Columbia, municipal elections are now held every four years and are conducted according to the regulations set out in the Local Government Act.

Candidate guides, campaign financing guides, voter's guides, and more information on local government elections may be found on the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website and in Part 3 of the Local Government Act.


Candidates for the 2018 Local Elections

Nomination Papers are considered a public record as soon as they are filed with the Chief Election Officer. The documents are available at the District of Lillooet Municipal Office for viewing during regular business hours.  For convenience, below is a list of individuals who have filed nomination papers. 

To view each Candidate's nomination papers, please click on the Candidate's name.

For the Office of MAYOR (one to be elected)

BUSSE, Peter 1671 Airport Road, Lillooet peter@peterbusseformayor.ca
LAMPMAN, Marg 666 Industrial Place, Lillooet lampmanm@telus.net

For the Office of COUNCILLOR (four to be elected)
ANCHOR, Ted 831 Eagleson Crescent, Lillooet tedanchor@shaw.ca
BUSSE, Vera 1671 Airport Road, Lillooet vera@verabusseforcouncil.ca
HOPFL, Laurie 330 Hollywood Crescent, Lillooet l.w.1963@hotmail.com
LEACH, Jen 856 Columbia Street, Lillooet jenniferleach1924@gmail.com
HOWE, Jamie
846 Eagleson Crescent, Lillooet jamielonghurst@gmail.com
O'CONNELL, Norman 1429 Main Street, Lillooet  
RHODES, Ken 1528 Garden Street, Lillooet  
ROUNDS, Bonnie 835 Eagleson Crescent, Lillooet bonnierounds60@gmail.com
WIEBE, Barb 160 D'Este Road, Lillooet rapidtwo.bw@gmail.com
For the Office of SCHOOL TRUSTEE (one to be elected​​)
PAWLYCHKA, Carl 107 7th Avenue, Lillooet cwavey1985@gmx.com
STORKAN, Orra 5-118 11th Avenue, Lillooet otjn1965@gmail.com
If you've decided to run for your local office, click on the provided link below for general information on what to expect before, during and following the local elections!


Running for Council?

The Province of BC has prepared some informative videos for individuals considering running for Council.  

People considering running in local elections now have access to resources that provide information about the roles and responsibilities of elected local officials.

Educational videos and a brochure are available online, at local government candidate information sessions and at orientations for newly elected officials. These new resources will help people to make informed decisions about running for local government offices.

General information about expectations of locally elected officials, their roles and responsibilities and about how local governments make decisions is available through these new resources.

The informative videos feature current local government officials and staff from throughout the province providing their perspectives in five areas:

  • What is local government?
  • Characteristics of an effective local official
  • Roles and responsibilities of staff and elected officials
  • Testing readiness to be an elected official
  • What contributes to effective decision making?

In an effort to create awareness, the Local Government Management Association, Local Government Leadership Academy, Union of B.C. Municipalities and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing worked to develop the materials for a diverse audience of prospective candidates.

Learn More:

Thinking of running for local office? Visit: www.gov.bc.ca/localgov-thinking-running-local-office


Election Period: (ends on the 29th day before General Voting Day)
Monday, January 1, 2018 - Friday, September 21, 2018

Last Day to Withdraw from being a candidate:
Friday, September 21, 2018

Campaign Period (begins on the 28th day before GVD):
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018

Friday, October 5, 2018
First Day to Send Out/Pick-up Mail Ballot Packages

Advanced Voting Day (Required):
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Special Voting Opportunity
Friday, October12, 2018

General Voting Day & Last Day to Submit Mail Ballot (by 8 p.m.):
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Declaration of Official Results:
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Inuagural Council Meeting:
Monday, November 5, 2018

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement Filing Deadline:
Friday, January 18, 2019

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement Filing Deadline with $500 Late Filing Fee:
Monday, February 18, 2019



To vote in the District of Lillooet election, you must:
  • Be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day
  • Be a resident of the District of Lillooet for at least 30 days before General Voting Day
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before General Voting Day
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election
  • Be a qualified property elector (non-resident property owner)
Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) who have not yet become Canadian Citizens are not permitted to vote.



All electors must be registered or register at the time of voting for all elections. You must provide two pieces of valid identification (at least one with a signature) such as: Driver’s Licence, Car Insurance, BC ID Card, Utility Bill, Rent Receipt, Tax Bill, Credit Card, Care Card, Student Card.
Non-Resident property Electors - those who own property in the District but live elsewhere - must provide two pieces of identification (at least on with a signature) to prove identity; as well as proof that they are entitled to register in relation to property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. A property tax notice or certificate of title are acceptable proof of ownership.
Voting for candidates is done by hand, on specially prepared ballots and manually counted following the close of voting. The paper ballots are retained in the event that a recount is required.