VICTORIA -- Nominations for Victoria’s city council byelection are now open.

The nomination process opened Tuesday morning ahead of the Dec. 12 byelection.

Prospective candidates have until Nov. 6 to get their candidate nomination packages in to city hall.

The open council seat was vacated by former councillor and now Victoria MP Laurel Collins, who stepped down last fall.

A candidates list will be announced on or before Nov. 16 and the city will post an all-candidates guide on its website the following day.

The byelection was initially scheduled for early April before it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nomination forms are available over the phone or via email by contacting the city’s legislative services office at 250-361-0571 or

The forms can be filed in person by appointment only, or via email.