Elections BC has set the limits for what West Kootenay candidates can spend during October’s General Local Elections.
In Nelson, mayoral candidates will be allowed to spend $12,671.64 on their campaigns from Sept. 17 to voting day on Oct. 15. Nelson city council candidates can spend $6,335.82.
People running for mayor in Castlegar, Creston, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Nakusp, Rossland, Salmo and Trail can spend up to $10,797.83, while council candidates have a $5,398.92 limit.
Director candidates in the regional districts of Central Kootenay and Kootenay Boundary can spend $5,398.92.
General elections also include voting for school board trustees.
Candidates in School District 8, which includes Nelson and Creston, can spend between $5,398.92 and $6,623.64 depending on which electoral area they wish to represent.
Castlegar and Trail’s School District 20 has a slightly lower limit of $5,398.92 to $5,784.48, while School District 51 that includes Grand Forks has a limit of $5,398.92.
The period for candidates to submit their nomination papers is Aug. 30 to Sept. 9.