BCNU General Elections

BCNU Elections 2023

The BC Nurses’ Union conducts elections for its provincial executive officers and regional council members every three years as per article 5.01 in its Constitution and Bylaws. The last election was held in 2020; the next election will take place this year.

Election Calendar

Nominations open:

May 8

12 noon PDT

Nominations close:

May 24

12 noon PDT

Nominations Committee vetting of candidates:

May 24 – 25


Candidate orientation:

May 26


Election campaign begins:

May 26

12 noon PDT

Voting begins:

June 19

12 noon PDT

Voting closes:

June 23

12 noon PDT


Nomination forms must be submitted electronically via the BCNU Member Portal. Nomination forms will be available on the BCNU Member Portal starting on Monday, May 8 at 12 p.m. PDT. 

The deadline to submit a nomination form is Wednesday, May 24 at 12 p.m. noon PDT. 

Signatures of Endorsement

Signatures of endorsement are required criteria necessary to submit an online nomination and may be collected in-person or electronically. The Nominations Committee has revised the process to allow potential candidates to collect signatures of endorsement electronically, if they wish.  

To do so, nominees are advised to take the following the steps:

  1. Ask your endorser(s) to print and complete the form with their name, worksite and signature.
  2. Your endorser(s) must then take a photo of the signed form using their mobile device and send it back to you for you to include in your online nomination form.
  3. You will then be asked to upload each of the signed endorsement forms as separate image files to your nomination form. Nomination forms will not be accepted without four signed endorsement forms included. 

If you are submitting your endorsers' signatures electronically, your signature will only be required on your completed nominations form.

It is expected that potential candidates will use either a paper-based endorsement form or follow the process to have signatures submitted electronically. 



Potential nominees can access the following resources before the nomination period opens: 


If you plan to vote, it is important that BCNU has your primary email address (not your work email). Register or log in to the BCNU Member Portal to confirm we have up-to-date contact information. 

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UPDATED: March 13, 2023

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