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What you'll have to do if you win a seat at Kelowna council

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September 19, 2014 - 8:28 PM

KELOWNA - Want to put your name into the hat for the upcoming Kelowna City Council election?

Those interested in running for council are invited to an information session in council chambers, Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. City staff will be there to present an overview of how council operates and to discuss the role of mayor and councillor as well as what to expect if elected.

“Serving on Council is a significant commitment and the evening is meant to help make sense of how council makes decisions, and what to expect once elected," City Clerk Stephen Fleming said in a press release. "Anyone who plans to run for mayor or councillor is encouraged to attend, as well as members of the public who would like to know more.”

Election day is Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

Candidates for Mayor or Councillor must be nominated in writing by 25 eligible voters living in Kelowna or own property in the city. Nominations must be filed at the Office of the City Clerk starting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 through to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10.  Appointments are recommended.

Candidates do not have to live in Kelowna to run for Council or School Trustee, but must meet the age and B.C. residency requirements. Candidates must have lived in the province for the past six months, be a Canadian citizen and be 18 years of age or older on election day. Incumbents may seek re-election.

Those interested in running for City Council or the Board of Education for School District No. 23 can pick up a nomination package at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall.

Residents are encouraged to access information about the 2014 General Local Election on social media with the hashtag #kelownavotes or through email updates. For more information, visit kelowna.ca/election.

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