Elections

Elections

Elections

2018 General Local Elections

2018 is an election year in association with the following positions:

Electoral Area Director (4) – Regional District of Mount Waddington Board of Directors

Commissioner (4) – Coal Harbour Local Community Commission

Trustee (2) – Trustee Electoral Area 2 – Board of Education of School District No. 85

OPPORTUNITIES TO VOTE

The need to conduct elections in certain areas of the Regional District will depend on whether Electoral Area Director, Commissioner and Trustee positions are acclaimed. As a result, specific voting needs and the exact dates and voting locations will be determined once the nomination period ends on September 14th. Here are some key dates on which voting will occur where required:

  • Advance Voting from 8am to 8pm on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

  • General Voting day from 8am to 8pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • Other voting opportunities may be provided (to be determined)

    Please check back after September 14th for more details on voting opportunities.

FOR MORE INFORMATION 

Jeff Long, Deputy Chief Election Officer

Louisa Bates, Administrative Assistant and Presiding Election Official

250-956-3301

info@rdmw.bc.ca

 

Candidate Information

Candidate Information

The Nomination Period for positions of Electoral Area Director, Commissioner and School Trustee will open Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 9:00 am and close Friday September 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm.

Original nomination documents must be submitted by hand, mail or otherwise delivered to Jeff Long, Deputy Chief Election Officer, at the Regional District of Mount Waddington (RDMW) administrative office (2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill) during this period, during regular office hours (8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday). Please call ahead to make an appointment with Jeff Long to receive the submission of your nomination documents in person. Nomination documents may also be submitted by facsimile to 250-956-3232 or emailed to jlong@rdmw.bc.ca during the nomination period, except that the original nomination documents must be received by Jeff Long or Greg Fletcher, Chief Election Officer, by 4:00p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018.  Once submitted, nomination documents must be available for public inspection at the RDMW administrative office during regular office hours. Please also complete and submit a Nomination Package Registration Form to the RDMW so that you can be provided with updates or changes to the information being provided as part of the nomination process for the 2018 General Local Elections.

Please visit the link below to download the Nomination Package Registration Form:

Nomination Package Registration Form

ELECTORAL AREA DIRECTOR (RDMW BOARD OF DIRECTORS) NOMINATION PACKAGE

COMMISSIONER (COAL HARBOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY COMMISSION) NOMINATION PACKAGE

TRUSTEE (TRUSTEE ELECTORAL AREA 2 - BOARD OF EDUCATION - SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 85) NOMINATION PACKAGE

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Voter Information

Voter Information

REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible to vote locally as a resident or non-resident property elector, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older when they register to vote, or 18 years or older on general voting day,
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Have been a resident of B. C. for at least six months before they register to vote,
  • Have either lived or owned property in the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote for at least 30 days before they register to vote, and
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election

VOTER IDENTIFICATION

A resident elector is required to show two pieces of identification which must prove who they are and where they live and must include the person's name and residential address. One of the pieces of identification must also include the person's signature (such as a driver's licence or BC Services Card). If neither piece of identification shows the elector's residential address, they may make a solemn declaration as to their place of residence.

Non-resident property electors must prove who they are and where they live as well as provide the address or legal description and the title (or other proof of ownership) of the property in relation to which they are registering to vote. Non-resident property electors must also demonstrate to the presiding election official that they have the written consent of the majority of all owners to vote as the designated non-resident property elector if they own the property with another person.