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Candidate Information

By-Election COVID-19 Safety Plan

The City of Burnaby is committed to following COVID-19 safety protocols to provide a safe environment for voters, candidates and election staff. The City’s By-Election COVID-19 Safety Plan outlines risk assessments and controls for the City’s Election Office and voting places. The Plan was developed in consultation with an occupational health and safety consultant, and is informed by directives and guidelines provided by Elections BC, health authorities, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, WorkSafeBC, and the City’s COVID-19 General Safety Plan.

In 2021, a by-election will be held to fill two (2) vacancies for the position of Councillor in the City of Burnaby. Councillors elected in the 2021 by-election will serve on City Council until the next scheduled local election on October 15, 2022.

Candidates for Office of Councillor

Endorsement Documents 

For additional information, visit Resources, Reports, Bylaws & Legislation, or contact the Elections Office at 604-294-7088.

Qualifications for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are a Canadian citizen
  • Are 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed
  • Are not disqualified by any act or law from voting in British Columbia, or from being nominated for, elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law

Other Important Dates

  • Deadline for challenge of nominations and electoral organization endorsements – Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (4:00 PM)
  • Deadline for withdrawal as a candidate – Friday, May 28, 2021 (4:00 PM)
  • Deadline for withdrawal of elector organization endorsement or candidate withdrawal of the endorsement – Friday, May 28, 2021 (4:00 PM) 
  • Deadline for delivery of original nomination documents (if previously e-mailed or faxed) to the Election Headquarters – Friday, May 28, 2021 (4:00 PM)
  • Campaign period, Saturday, May 29, 2021 (12:01 AM) – Saturday, June 26, 2021 (8:00 PM)

Campaigning Financing Disclosure Statements

Campaign Financing Disclosure Statements are the responsibility of Elections BC, and can be viewed online at Elections BC, when available. 

If you have questions regarding campaign financing or advertising you can contact Elections BC toll-free at 1-800-661-8683 or

Additional Information

Election Office

Phone:  604-294-7088

The Burnaby Election Office is a non-partisan office that administers local elections.