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Kamloops byelection nomination packages available starting this Friday


KAMLOOPS - As Kamloops closes in on decision day for a new mayor and two new councillors, those interested in putting their name in the hat can do so officially later this week.

Nomination documents will be available on the City of Kamloops website or at City Hall on Friday, Aug. 4, and interested candidates can submit their applications starting Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. The nomination period will run until Aug. 25 at 4 p.m.

"Interested candidates will need to obtain endorsement from 10 qualified electors, that is a City of Kamloops requirement," says Deputy Corporate Officer Stephanie Nichols. "As well as additional information contained within the document."

The qualifications to be a candidate for mayor or council are that you are a Canadian citizen of 18 years of age or older on election day and you have lived in British Columbia for at least the last six months. Candidates also must not be disqualified by any enactment from running for office.

Though the official nomination period doesn't start for two weeks there are several Kamloops residents who have announced their intention to run.

In the mayor's race, former Councillor Ken Christian is hoping to get the city's top job along with Cindy Ross Friedman, Todd McLeod, and Reo Rocheleau.

There are 11 people who have announced plans to run. They are Jennifer Adams, Nicholas Adams, Kyle Mardon, Jesse Bochek, Ray Dhaliwal, Sadie Hunter, Stephen Karpuk, Kevin Krueger, Bill Sarai, Brad Serl, and Gerald Watson.

Polling stations for the byelection on Sept. 30 will be at the following locations:

  • Aberdeen Elementary
  • Arthur Stevenson Elementary
  • Beattie Elementary
  • Dallas Elementary
  • Dufferin Elementary
  • Lloyd George Elementary
  • NorKam Secondary
  • Parkrest Elementary
  • Rayleigh Elementary
  • South Sahali Elementary
  • Valleyview Secondary
  • Westmount Elementary

For more information on the 2017 Kamloops By-Election, go here.

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