By-Election: Electoral Area A

For more information:

Kristen Clark
Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 604-894-6371 ext. 230
Email: kclark@slrd.bc.ca

Phillipa Campbell
Deputy Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 604-894-6371 ext. 234
Email: pcampbell@slrd.bc.ca

 

2020 By-Election

A by-election for Electoral Area A will be held on Saturday February 15, 2020 (location is to be determined). The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Electoral Area A Director John Courchesne.

In this by-election, eligible electors in Electoral Area A will choose one director to serve on the SLRD Board for the remainder of the 2018-2022 term.

Key Election Dates

DETAILS DATE
Appointment of Chief Election Officer November 27, 2019
Start of Nomination Period December 31, 2019
Close of Nomination Period January 10, 2020
Deadline to Challenge Nominations January 14, 2020
Deadline for Court to Hear and Determine Challenge January 17, 2020
Deadline for Candidates to Withdraw January 17, 2020

Deadline to Declare Election by Voting or by Acclamation

January 20, 2020
First day to Obtain Mail Ballot (if eligible) January 29, 2020
1st Advance Voting Day (Location TBD) February 5, 2020
2nd Advance Voting Day (location TBD) February 10, 2020
Last day to Obtain Mail Ballot (if eligible) February 13, 2020
By-Election General Voting Day (location TBD) February 15, 2020

Candidate Nomination Information

Thinking of running for office?

There are many good reasons to run for office – you might run to be actively involved in the local decision-making process, contribute your experience and knowledge to our community, address issues or lead change.

Candidate Nomination Packages are available from the SLRD office (1350 Aster Street, Pemberton) during regular business hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and for download from the SLRD website.

Qualifications for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older as of February 15, 2020;
  • Resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

A candidate does not have to live or own property in Electoral Area A.

Download Nomination Package

Voter Information

Same Day Registration

Registration of all electors for the by-election will take place at the time of voting (there is no voter pre-registration).

Elector Qualifications

A Resident Elector is qualified to vote if the following criteria are met:

  • 18 years of age or older as of the general voting date (i.e. February 15, 2020)
  • a Canadian citizen
  • a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (i.e. the day that the person votes);
  • a resident of Electoral Area A for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration (i.e. the day that the person votes);  and
  • ​not be disqualified from voting under the Local Government Act or any other enactment or not be otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

A Non-Resident Elector is qualified to vote if the following criteria is met:

  • 18 years of age or older as of the general voting date (i.e. February 15, 2020);
  • a Canadian Citizen;
  • a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (i.e. the day that the person votes);
  • a registered owner of real property within Electoral Area A for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration (i.e. the day that the person votes)
  • where more than one non-resident person owns the property, the person wishing to vote in respect of that property must provide, at the time of voting, written consent from a majority of the property owners;
  • who holds the real property in trust for a corporation or another trust is not eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector; and
  • not be disqualified from voting under the Local Government Act or any other enactment or not be otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property (recent Land Title Office search), and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners.  (The consent form will be available on the website shortly, and it must be signed by a majority of the property owners.  Unsigned or incomplete consent forms will not be accepted.) No one can vote in respect of property that is owned (in whole or in part) by a corporation.  A non-resident elector cannot vote more than once, regardless of how many properties he or she owns.

 

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