Elections for Electoral Area Directors to represent the electoral areas within the Regional District of Nanaimo occur every four (4) years. The next General Local Election will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 with advanced Voting Opportunities being held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
The Regional District of Nanaimo is comprised of seven Electoral Areas and four Municipal partners. The four Municipal partners include the City of Nanaimo, City of Parksville, District of Lantzville and the Town of Qualicum Beach. As part of the General Local Election system in British Columbia, Electoral Area Directors may be elected by acclamation (in the case of a single qualified candidate) or by voting (where there is more than one qualified candidate). Each Municipal Director on the Board of Directors is appointed by their respective Council from amongst their elected members.