Candidate Nomination Package

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Each candidate running for the Office of Mayor, Councillor and School Trustee will be given the option to submit his/her candidate profile information along with his/her nomination package. All profiles will include up to 150 words and a 2-minute video of each candidate, posted on this website. Written profiles will be published in the Voter’s Guide, to provide voters an opportunity to learn more about the candidates.

Candidate Nomination Process

For detailed information on the nomination process:

Filing Your Nomination Package

Candidate nominations can only be filed by appointment during the nomination period: September 4, 2018 at 9:00am to September 14, 2018 at 4:00pm.

Please book your appointment via email to or phone the Election Office at 604-591-4389.

When making an appointment to submit a nomination package, candidates must advise whether or not they intend to film a candidate profile video and photo shoot for display on this website. Candidates are responsible for being camera-ready. The Candidate Profile Guidelines and Form for writing your 150-word bio, including video and photo requirements are included in the Candidate Nomination Package.

Completed nomination packages with the accompanying endorsement package (if applicable) must be delivered by hand to the Corporate Services Department (5E) at Surrey City Hall, 13450 104 Avenue, at an arranged appointment during the following dates and times:

  • 9:00am – 4:30pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday, September 5 to Friday, September 7, 2018
  • 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday, September 10 to Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • 8:30am – 4:00pm Friday, September 14, 2018

The deadline for filing your nomination package is Friday, September 14, 2018 at 4:00pm.

IMPORTANT: All candidates and elector organizations are required to complete a Statement of Disclosure as per the Provincial Financial Disclosure Act and Local Elections Campaign Financing Act. For more information, refer to the Local Elections Guides provided by Elections BC. After the election, candidates and elector organizations must fully disclose individuals or organizations that financed their campaign in accordance with applicable legislation.