Tracey Butler, Castlegar’s chief election officer for the upcoming city council by-election released the list of candidate’s names as soon as the nomination deadline passed on Friday afternoon.
The official list of candidates is: Arry Dhillon, Cherryl MacLeod, Tyler Maddocks and Janna Sylvest.
Voting day for the one vacant city council seat is Saturday, Oct. 29. Leading up to the election, Castlegar News will be sitting down with each of the candidates for a question and answer session and sharing information with its readers about the candidate’s backgrounds and their platforms.
All candidates must appoint a financial agent. The agent can be another person or the candidate themselves. Financial agents must keep campaign contribution and election expense records, and file the candidate disclosure statement required under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Candidates may also appoint official agents to act as their representatives in the election process and scrutineers to observe voting and ballot counting, but are not required to appoint these positions.
Candidates must open a separate election campaign account as soon as possible after they receive their first contribution or incur their first expense. All campaign related financial transactions must be done through that account.
A candidate disclosure statement must be submitted within 90 days of the election and include a full accounting of contributions, expenses, and any monetary transfers between campaign accounts.