Elections

Elections

Elections

2014 Local Government Elections

Municipal and Regional District and School Trustee elections will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014.  Regional District Directors and Coal Harbour Local Community Commissioners will be elected for a four year term.

For Important Local Government Election Dates please click the link below:

2014 Important Election Dates


Notice of Nomination Advertisement

First Notice of Nomination Period Advertisement



Nomination Packages

2014 RDMW Director Nomination Package (Sept 4 version)

2014 Coal Harbour Local Community Commissioner Nomination Package (Sept 4 version)

2014 School District 85 Area 2 Trustee Nomination Package (Sept 4 version)

Voting

Voting

Advance Voting Opportunities:

Saturday, November 8      Quatsino Hamlet, Quatsino Museum 12:00pm (Noon) - 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 5 Regional District of Mount Waddington Office 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 6 Regional District of Mount Waddington Office 9:00am - 4:30pm
Friday, November 7 Regional District of Mount Waddington Office 9:00am - 4:30pm

General Voting Locations, Saturday, November 15 from 8:00am to 8:00pm:

Regional District of Mount Waddington RDMW Office 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill
Hyde Creek Fire Hall 1001 Hyde Creek Road, Hyde Creek
Kwakiutl Indian Band (Fort Rupert) Band Office (Large Gym) 99 Tsakis Way, Port Hardy
Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations To Be Announced Tsulquate Reserve, Port Hardy
Quatsino First Nation Community Hall 304 Quattishe Road, Coal Harbour
Coal Harbour Coal Harbour School 372 Albert Hole Road, Coal Harbour

School District 85 School Trustee-Area 2 Voting Locations:

Alert Bay Municipal Office 15 Maple Road, Alert Bay
Port Alice Municipal Office 1061 Marine Drive, Port Alice
Sointula Old Medical Centre 270 First Street, Sointula

To be eligible to vote in the upcoming Local Government and School Trustee Election on Saturday, November 15, 2014, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Have lived in British Columbia for six months;
  • Have lived in the municipality or electoral area for at least 30 days before Election Day; and
  • Must not be disqualified under this or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

The RDMW utilizes same day registration for voting.  To be prepared for voting please bring two (2) pieces of ID that:

(a) that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain the your signature, or

(b) that provide evidence of your identity, at least one of which must contain your signature, and make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.

Non-Resident Property Owners

To register as a Non-Resident Property Elector you must meet the following requirements:

(a)    You are a Canadian citizen;
(b) You are 18 years of age or older today, OR you will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election;
(c) You have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before today;
(d) You have been a registered owner of real property in Electoral Area _____ for at least 30 days immediately before today;
(e) You are not entitled to register as a resident elector in Electoral Area _____;

(f)

You have not registered as a non-resident property elector in relation to any other parcel of real property in Electoral Area _____;
(g) You have received the written consent of the majority of individuals registered as owners of the real property to be registered as the non-resident property elector for this property (if there is more than one owner of the property); and
(h) I am not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and am not otherwise disqualified by law.

Candidates

Candidates
Electoral Area “C” – One (1) to be elected

Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

HORGAN

Pat

940 Nicholson Road, Hyde Creek

HORY

Andrew

297 Harbour Road, Coal Harbour

 
School District 85 Trustee (Area 2) – Two (2) to be elected

Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

GARRETT

Lawrie

875 First Street, Sointula

HUNTER

Eric

137 Fir Street, Alert Bay

PETERSEN

CW

387 Fir Street, Alert Bay

PRESCOTT

Carol

#12 Beach Road, Port Alice

 

The following persons have been acclaimed:

 

Regional District of Mount Waddington Directors – Electoral Area “A”

SOLTAU                             Heidi                 Sointula

Regional District of Mount Waddington Directors – Electoral Area “B”

WAINWRIGHT                     Philip                Winter Harbour

Regional District of Mount Waddington Directors – Electoral Area “D”

RUSHTON                           Dave                Woss

Coal Harbour Local Community Commission

CONNATY                           Myra                 Coal Harbour

HORY                                 Ann                  Coal Harbour

SCHMIDT                           David                Coal Harbour

About Regional Districts

About Regional Districts

The Regional District of Mount Waddington (and Mount Waddington Regional Hospital District) is made up of four Electoral Areas (A, B, C and D).  Each Electoral Area elects a Director that sits on the nine member Regional Board.  The remaining Board members are selected by member municipalities from current Councils, one each from the Village of Alert Bay, Village of Port Alice and Town of Port McNeill and two from the District of Port Hardy.  Each year the Board nominates and votes for a Board Chair (similar to a Mayor) and Vice Chair.

For more information about how Regional Districts operate please click the link below:

Introduction to Regional Districts: Communities in Partnership

Individual Electoral Area Directors work hard on behalf of their electoral area to make decisions that are in the area's best interest and must consider many diverse factors and opinions.

The Board works collaboratively to make decisions that are best for the whole of the Regional District.