Bencher elections are held every two years in odd-numbered years in nine electoral districts across BC. Benchers are elected for two-year renewable terms. A by-election is held to replace a Bencher who retires prior to completing his or her term or a president who completes service at the end of an even-numbered year. All members in good standing are entitled to vote in a Bencher election or by-election. For more on elections, see Rules 1-20 to 1-44.     


2017 Kootenay County by-election – March 15, 2017

District No. 5 Kootenay (one to elect, by alternate vote ballot)
Candidates 1st count  
Ahna Fernandez 18  
Ralph Gregory Stacey 16  
Barbara Cromarty 45 Elected
Total eligible voters 145  
Total valid votes 79  
Total ballots 79  
Votes needed to win (50%+1) 40  
 

2016 Vancouver County by-election – November 15, 2016

District No. 1 Vancouver (two to elect)
Candidates Votes  
Jeevyn Dhaliwal 865 Elected
Jasmin Z. Ahmad 762 Elected
Jean Whittow, QC 582  
Robert C. Brun, QC 566  
Ward K. Branch, QC 440  
Richard B. Lindsay, QC 434  
Mark R. Slay 402  
Michael McDonald 378  
J. Najeeb Hassan 377  
George Kondor, QC 318  
Andrea Raso 230  


2015 general election – November 16, 2015 

District No. 1 Vancouver (10 to elect)
Eligible voters: 8,691 / Valid ballots: 2,933 (34%)
Candidates Votes  
Sharon D. Matthews, QC 1,580 Re-elected
Jamie F. Maclaren  1,365 Re-elected
Elizabeth Rowbotham
1,360 Re-elected
Maria Morellato, QC
1,170
Re-elected
Tony Wilson
1,161
Re-elected
Craig A.B. Ferris, QC 1,157 Re-elected
Lisa Hamilton
1,115
Elected
Brook Greenberg
1,048 Elected
Steven McKoen 1,017 Elected
Jeff Campbell 1,000 Elected
Jeevyn Dhaliwal
965  
James Hickling
828  
Randy J. Kaardel, QC 819  
Shelley A. Braun 818  
Rishi T. Gill 583  
 
District No. 2 Victoria (two to elect)
Eligible voters: 1,442 / Valid ballots: 676 (47%)
Candidates Votes  
Pinder K. Cheema, QC
514 Re-elected
Dean Lawton 415 Re-elected
Michael T. Mulligan  313  
 
District No. 3 Nanaimo (one to elect)
Nancy G. Merrill
Re-elected by acclamation
 
District No. 4 Westminster (three to elect)
Eligible voters: 1,959 / Valid ballots: 592 (30%)
Candidates Votes  
Phil Riddell 388 Re-elected
Martin Finch, QC 370 Re-elected
Christopher A. McPherson 292 Elected 
Howard Smith 231  
 
District No. 5  Kootenay (one to elect)
Lynal E. Doerksen Re-elected by acclamation
 
District No. 6 Okanagan (one to elect)
Tom Fellhauer  Re-elected by acclamation
 
District No. 7 Cariboo (two to elect)
Eligible voters: 256 / Valid ballots: 128 (50%)
Candidates Votes  
Lee Ongman 98 Re-elected
Gregory Petrisor 77
Re-elected
Julian T.W. Kenney 51  
 
District No. 8 Prince Rupert (one to elect)
Eligible voters: 91 / Valid ballots: 49 (54%)
Candidates Votes  
Sarah Westwood 33
Re-elected
Cynthia Marie Joseph 16  
 
District No. 9 Kamloops (one to elect)
Eligible voters: 301 / Valid ballots: 172 (57%)
Candidates Votes  
  1st count  
Michelle D. Stanford 98 Elected
Jeffrey W. Locke 64  
R. Dale Janowsky, QC 10  
Needed to elect 87