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Candidates fail to file financing documents by deadline disqualified from next election

Two candidates who failed to file financial documents in time following last year's municipal election will be reported to Penticton City Council at this week's regular council meeting, Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
March 04, 2019 - 5:00 PM

PENTICTON - Two candidates who failed to file acceptable campaign financing documents will be barred from running in the next election.

The two candidates, Duffy Baker and Connie Sahlmark, ran for Penticton council in the municipal election held last November.

A legislative requirement decrees individuals who fail to file candidate disclosure statements prior to legislated deadlines are to be reported to local city council.

According to a staff report to council, both candidates were late filing the campaign financing documents and were each fined $500, which was not paid.

Both candidates are now disqualified from running for municipal office until after the next General Local Election.

The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act requires candidates to file candidate disclosure documents within 90 days following general voting day.

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