With only one day to go before the nomination period for White Rock's byelection closes, it's looking like the race to replace the late Mary-Wade Anderson on council will be a two-person affair.
"We've just got two in at this point," said Tracey Arthur, chief elections officer for the City of White Rock.
"But people can come in right up until 4 (p.m.) Friday."
The two citizens to have successfully submitted their nomination packages thus far are Pat Patrala and Bruce McWilliam.
Petrala has long been a key figure in the White Rock community and this past July, was awarded an Outstanding Canadian on the Peninsula award by the city.
McWilliam ran for council during the 2011 municipal election, coming in 11th out of 13 with 1,138 votes.
But while only two nominees had come forward by press time, Arthur said she wouldn't be surprised to see more throw their name into the mix before Friday afternoon.
"It's not uncommon to get them throughout the final day," said Arthur. "We know there are 10 nomination packages out there, and people are still able to come in and get packages right up until the last day so long as they can bring it back by deadline."
The last time there was a byelection in White Rock was in 2009. During that time, eight people ran to fill one council seat.
Those interested in running for a spot on council must pay a $100 refundable deposit as well as collect signatures from 10 eligible White Rock voters.
Nomination packages are available at White Rock City Hall and are due back on Friday by 4 p.m.
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