"Local elections" includes general elections and by-elections for mayor, councillors, regional district electoral area directors, and school trustees. Local elections are administered by chief election officers that are appointed independently by each respective local authority (municipality, regional district). A large majority of school trustee elections are conducted by municipalities and regional districts. Elections BC is responsible for administering compliance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act in relation to candidates, elector organizations, financial agents, third party sponsors, assent voting advertising sponsors, and other individuals and organizations regulated under that Act.
General local elections are held every four years (commencing in 2014) with the last one being on November 15, 2014. Commencing in 2018, general voting day will be changed to the third Saturday in October.