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Elections/Assent Voting / 2018 SD57 Trustee Elections

Local government elections for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees are held every four years. The next General Voting Day for the local general local election is October 20, 2018.

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2018 General Local Elections - School Trustee

Saturday October 20, 2018



Key Dates

Deadline

Date

Start of Election Period

January 1, 2018

Nomination Document available

July 27, 2018

Start of Nomination Period

September 4, 2018

End of Nomination Period

September 14, 2018

Declaration of Candidates

September 14, 2018

Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline

September 21, 2018

End of Election Period

September 21, 2018

Start of Campaign Period

September 22, 2018

Required Advance Voting Opportunity

October 10, 2018

2nd Advance Voting Opportunity

October 17, 2017

Special Voting Opportunity

To Be Determined

General Voting Day

October 20, 2018

Determination of Official Election Results

October 23, 2018

End of Period to File Disclosure Statement with Election BC

January 18, 2019

Late Filing Deadline for Disclosure Statements with Election BC

February 18, 2019

Candidate Resources

Nomination Documents 

Nomination documents must be delivered to the Regional District between 9:00 a.m. Tuesday September 4, 2018 and 4:00 p.m. Friday September 14, 2018 during regular business hours.

Notice of Nomination

Voting Eligibility

You may be eligible to vote as a resident elector.

Resident Electors will be required to produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The documentation must prove both residency and identity.

You will be required to make a declaration that you are:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election;
  • a Canadian Citizen;
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration:
    • General Vote October 20, 2018 (April 20, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 10, 2018 (April 10, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 17, 2018 (April 17, 2018);
  • a resident of the voting jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration:
    • General Vote October 20, 2018 (September 20, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 10, 2018 (September 10, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 17, 2018 (September 17, 2018); and
  • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Classes of documents that may be accepted as evidence of identification are:

  • 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 own property within the voting jurisdiction but do not reside within the voting jurisdiction, you may be eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector.

Non-Resident Property Electors will be required to produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity (picture identification is not necessary), proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property (examples are tax notice, state of title certificate) and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners.

Voters are encouraged to have the written consent form completed and signed prior to voting day.  You will be required to submit this form to vote as a non-resident property elector.

You will be required to make a declaration that you are:

  • not eligible to register as a resident elector;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election;
  • a Canadian Citizen;
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
    • General Vote October 20, 2018 (April 20, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 10, 2018 (April 10, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 17, 2018 (April 17, 2018);
  • a registered owner of the real property within the voting jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration:
    • General Vote October 20, 2018 (September 20, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 10, 2018 (September 10, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 17, 2018 (September 17, 2018);
  • a registered owner not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; and
  • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law from voting

Non-Resident Property Electors may not vote more than once within a voting jurisdiction regardless of the number of properties owned.

Non-Resident Property Electors Consent Form

Mail Ballot Voting

If you are unable to vote at any of the advance, general or special voting opportunities during the election, you may be eligible to vote by a mail ballot. 

Mail ballot application forms will be available September 25, 2018.

You may be eligible to vote if you are:

  • A resident elector (i.e. you live within the proposed service area), OR
  • A non-resident property elector (i.e. you live elsewhere in BC but own property in the proposed service area)

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

Resident Electors:

  • 18 years of age or older on day of voting (registration);
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months at the time of registration:
    • General Vote October 20, 2018 (April 20, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 10, 2018 (April 10, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 17, 2018 (April 17, 2018);
  • resident of OR registered owner of real property within the voting jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day:
    • General Vote October 20, 2018 (September 20, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 10, 2018 (September 10, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 17, 2018 (September 17, 2018); and
  • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Non-Resident Property Electors:

  • not eligible to register as resident elector;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before day of registration:
    • General Vote October 20, 2018 (April 20, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 10, 2018 (April 10, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 17, 2018 (April 17, 2018);
  • registered owner of the real property within the voting jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately before day of registration:
    • General Vote October 20, 2018 (September 20, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 10, 2018 (September 10, 2018)
    • Advance Vote October 17, 2018 (September 17, 2018);
  • an individual not holding the property in trust for a corporation or any other trust
  • not disqualified by law from voting; and
  • 18 years of age or older on day of voting (registration).

Non-Resident Property Electors may not vote more than once within a voting jurisdiction regardless of the number of properties owned.

If more than one person owns the property, the person wishing to cast the vote for that property must provide, at the time of registration, written consent from a majority of the property owners.

Before 12:00 noon on October 17, 2018 you must submit your completed Mail Ballot Application Form and, if applicable, completed Non-Resident Property Electors Consent Form to the Regional District main office by mail, fax or email to (see Contact Information)

When requesting a mail ballot package, please provide us your method of delivery:

  1. Pick up at Regional District Main Office, OR
  2. Regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR
  3. Regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting a mail ballot package.

The Regional District will send out mail ballot packages commencing on October 1, 2018. To be counted for the assent voting, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 p.m. on October 20, 2018.

It is the responsibility of the person applying to vote by mail ballot, to ensure that the ballot is received by this date and time.

Contact Information

Karla Jensen, Chief Election Officer
Regional District of Fraser Fort George
155 George Street
Prince George, BC V2L 1P8
Phone: 250-960-4400 / Toll Free 1-800-667-1959
Fax: 250-563-7520
Email: elections@rdffg.bc.ca

More information to come.

Contact Information

Karla Jensen, Chief Election Officer
Dayna Hegel, Deputy Chief Election Officer


Phone: 250-960-4444 / Toll Free 1-800-667-1959
Email: election@rdffg.bc.ca