Election and Referenda

In the Province of B.C., Local Government Elections are held every four years on the third Saturday of October.


The next scheduled General Local Government Elections are set for Saturday, October 20th 2018.  

Local governments include the Regional District, School District and Municipalities. 

Link to main Election webpages

Link to Information for Candidates - Nomination packages available starting Friday, July 27th.

Frequently Asked Questions about Local Government Elections

The Central Okanagan West Electoral Area has one elected Director on the Regional Board and qualified electors in the Central Okanagan East Electoral Area also vote for one Director. 

Directors from four local government partners are appointed to the Regional Board based on population.  The City of Kelowna appoints six Directors, the City of West Kelowna appoints two Directors and the District of Lake Country and the District of Peachland each appoint one Directors from those people elected to their individual Councils.

You may view the results of the Local Government Election held in the Central Okanagan in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008 2011 and 2014 on this link to Past Results.

From time to time the Regional Board may determine a Referendum should be held.  If so, information on that will be posted on the Referendum page

Should a By-election be required, information on that will also be posted here.

The Regional Board may also determine that the Alternative Approval Processbe used to gain the approval of  electors.  Follow this link to an Information Sheet on the Alternative Approval Process.

You may contact the following Election officials for the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

  • Chief Election Officer Mary Jane Drouin @ 250-763-4918 or email elections@cord.bc.ca
  • Deputy Chief Election Officer Deneen McArthur @ 250-763-4918

The Government of B.C. has information and documents available regarding Local Government Elections.

Link to the Local Government Act


Regional District of Central Okanagan | 1450 KLO Road | Kelowna, BC V1W 3Z4
Ph: 250-763-4918 | Fax: 250-763-0606 | Email: info@cord.bc.ca
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Holidays)