Election Information


Elections are the most direct way for the public to directly influence their local government. During the election process, candidates generally outline their platforms and objectives if they were to be elected. By choosing the candidates with the ideals and qualities that are most acceptable to the electors, citizens can influence the type of community where they reside or own property.

All eligible City of Duncan voters will elect six (6) Councillors, seven (7) School District No. 79 Board Trustees, and answer a question from the Cowichan Valley Regional District, on Regional Recreation Funding.

Advance Voting Opportunities

Advance Voting was held, Wednesday, October 5th & Tuesday, October 11th from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., at Duncan Fire Hall, 468 Duncan Street, Duncan.

General Voting Day

General Voting Day was Saturday, October 15th, 2022, from 8:00 am-8:00 pm, at the Duncan Fire Hall, 468 Duncan Street, Duncan.

Acclaimed for Office of Mayor:

  • Michelle Staples

Elected to the Office of Councillor:

  • Garry Bruce
  • Jenni Capps
  • Tom Duncan
  • Mike McKinlay
  • Stacy Middlemiss
  • Carol Newington

For candidate contact information, please visit the following webpage BC Municipal Election Candidates operated by CivicInfoBC.

General Local Elections are held every four years on the third Saturday in October and the City runs its own elections according to Provincial laws.

Please contact us with any questions:
Chief Election Officer:  Paige MacWilliam
Deputy Chief Election Officer: Allison Boyd
Email: elections@duncan.ca
Phone: 250-746-6126


Questions from candidates pertaining to City operations are welcome, and shared with all candidates. The Candidate Question Information Sheet, which includes questions received from candidate(s) to date and responses from staff.

This page will be updated as information becomes available.

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