Nominations for this year’s municipal election can be filed until Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. (File - Shutterstock.com)

Nominations for this year’s municipal election can be filed until Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. (File - Shutterstock.com)

Oliver may have to extend election nomination deadline amid lack of candidates

The town currently has no nominees for the Office of Water Councillor

It appears as though voters in Oliver will have limited options on their municipal ballots this election season.

As of Thursday afternoon, Sept. 8, incumbent mayor Martin Johansen is the only declared candidate for the position, with a total of five people nominated for a council.

The town elects just four people to its council.

Currently, no one has entered the race to serve in one of the two water councillor positions.

Oliver election officer Rochelle Lougheed told Black Press the town will have to extend its deadline past the provincial-wide date of Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. if there are less than two candidates declared for the Office of Water Councillor.

Aimee Grice, David Mattes, Terry Schafer, Petra Veintimilla and first-time candidate Keith Quesnelle are the only ones to file their nomination papers for town council, as of 4:15 p.m. on Sept. 8.

Current Oliver councillor Larry Schwartzenberger is instead seeking a seat in Penticton, after moving to the community in June 2020.

Election day is Oct. 15.

READ MORE: Oliver councillor looks to win seat in Penticton


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