Elections/Assent Voting / 2018 SD57 Trustee Elections

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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



Notice of Election

Declaration of Candidates

 

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

Elections BC administers campaign financing and advertising rules for local elections and assent voting in B.C. under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Candidates must be familiar with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act and its requirements.

If you have any question or concerns regarding the Financial Disclosure Act please contact:

Elections BC
Tel.: 250 387-5305
Toll-free: 1 855 952-0280
Email: electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released a new series of videos to help prospective candidates navigate the election process.

Candidate Videos

Nominations 

Nominations for the 2018 Election are now closed.

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.

City of Prince George

In order to request a mail ballot, electors must complete an application form.  Electors may obtain the application form to request a mail ballot as follows:

Completed application forms to request a mail ballot package must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:00 p.m. on October 19, 2018, by one of the following means of delivery:

  • by mail or courier (Attention:  Chief Election Officer, 5th Floor, 1100 Patricia Boulevard, Prince George, BC  V2L 3V9);
  • by hand delivery to Legislative Services at City Hall, 5th Floor, 1100 Patricia Boulevard, during regular office hours -Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.;
  • by fax to 250-561-0183; or
  • by email to election@princegeorge.ca. 

Mail ballot packages will be mailed to applicants as soon as ballots are available, commencing on or about Monday, October 1, 2018.  To be counted, your ballot must be received by the City of Prince George Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

For more information, please contact Walter Babicz, City of Prince George Chief Election Officer, at 250-561-7605, or Joan Switzer, Deputy Chief Election Officer, at 250-561-7686.

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

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:

  • Pick up at Regional District Main Office, OR
  • Regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR
  • 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

Village of McBride

The Village of McBride will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about Monday October 1st, 2018.

Before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday October 16th, 2018 you must submit the following information to the Village of McBride office (by mail, telephone, fax or email to sherri@mcbride.ca):

  • Full name,
  • Residential address,
  • Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors),
  • Method of delivery of your mail ballot package:
    1. Pick up at Village of McBride 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 the ballot package,
  • To ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector.

To be counted for the election, your mail ballot must be received by the Village of McBride Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday October 20th, 2018.

City of Prince George

Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:

  • have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; or
  • expect to be absent from Prince George on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

Regional District of Fraser-Fort George

Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:

  • Have a physical disability, illness or injury that prevents them from attending in person at another voting opportunity, or
  • Reside within a remote voting jurisdiction more than 20 kilometres from the closest voting location at which they are entitled to vote.
  • Expect to be absent from the Regional District on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

Village of McBride

Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:

  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, OR
  • expect to be absent from the Village of McBride on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

Village of Valemount

There is no mail ballot voting opportunity.

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