2018 Municipal Election

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2018 Municipal Election 2018-05-10T11:08:35+00:00

Important Dates for 2018 Municipal Election

BC Residency Requirement- April 19th, 2018

Thinking of Running for Election Workshop- August 31st, 2018

September

Nomination Period Begins- September 4th, 2018

Deadline for Nominations- September 17th, 2018

Deadline for Municipal Residency- September 19th, 2018

Campaign Period Begins- September 22nd, 2018

Declaration of Election- September 24th, 2018

October

Advanced Voting Day- October 10th & 17th, 2018

Election Day- October 20th, 2018 (8am to 8pm)

Official Election Results- October 22nd, 2018

November

Inaugural Meeting- November 7th, 2018

Voter Eligibility

Resident

You are eligible to vote in the District of Fort St. James General Local Election as a resident elector when you:

  • are 18 years of age or older when you register to vote, or will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before you register to vote;
  • have lived in the District of Fort St. James for at least 30 days before you register to vote; and
  • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.

Non-Resident

You are eligible to vote in the District of Fort St. James General Local Election as a non-resident property elector when you:

  • are 18 years of age or older when you register to vote, or will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before you register to vote;
  • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election; and
  • are the registered owner of property, in the District of Fort St. James, for at least 30 days before you register to vote.

Non-resident property electors will be asked to complete a Non-Resident Property Elector Registration Form. The form will also be available at voting locations on advanced, special, and general voting days.

If there is more than one registered owner of the real property, only one owner is eligible to vote. The property owners must complete a Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form, appointing one person as the non-resident property elector. The appointed non-resident property elector must present the completed form to the Presiding Election Official at the voting location.

Voter Registration

The District of Fort St. James uses same-day voter registration. This means you do not need to register in advance to vote in the District of Fort St. James General Local Election.

At the polling station, voters must present at least two documents of acceptable identification that will provide proof of your identify and place of residence.  At least one of the two documents must contain your signature.

Examples of acceptable identification include:

  • BC Driver’s Licence
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC Care Card
  • BC Gold Care Card
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Canadian Passport
  • Property Tax Notice
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
  • Government Issued Military Identification Card
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Current Utility Bill – Containing Elector’s Name and Address
  • Owners Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence (issued by ICBC)
  • Other documents sufficient to satisfy the Chief Election Officer

Note:  Combination BC Services Card and BC Driver’s Licence only count as one document

If you do not have a document that proves your place of residence, you may also provide two documents from the list above that prove your identity, and make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence to the Election Official at the voting station.

Other Resources:

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Government of BC Local Government Election Website 

Election BC Website

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