Elections/Assent Voting / Mail Ballot Voting Info

 

WHO CAN VOTE BY MAIL?

Persons who qualify as resident electors or non-resident property electors for a voting jurisdiction are eligible to cast their ballots by mail provided that they:

  • Have a physical disability, illness or injury that prevents them from voting at an authorized voting opportunity; or
  • Reside within the voting jurisdiction more than 50 kilometres from the closest polling station at which they are entitled to vote; or
  • Expect to be absent from the Regional District on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

You are eligible to vote if you qualify as:

  • 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;
  • resident of OR registered owner of real property within the voting jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; 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;
  • registered owner of the real property within the voting jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately before day of registration;
  • an individual not holding the property in trust for a corporation or any other trust; and
  • not disqualified by law from voting.
  • 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. The following form may be used for that purpose.

Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form

REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE?

Before noon on September 27, 2017 you must submit your Mail Ballot Application Form to the Regional District Office by mail, fax or email to elections@rdffg.bc.ca as well as provide us your method of delivery of your mail ballot package:

  • Pick up at Regional District 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 the ballot package.

The Regional District will send out mail ballot packages commencing on August 30, 2017.  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 September 30, 2017.

It is the responsibility of the person applying to vote by mail ballot, to ensure that the mail ballot application and the completed ballot are received by the dates and times noted.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Karla Jensen, Chief Election Officer

Regional District of Fraser Fort George

155 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L 1P8

Phone: 250-960-4444 / Toll Free 1-800-667-1959

Fax: 250-563-7520