Voter Information

Contact Information

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

Allison Macdonald
Deputy Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 604-894-6371 ext. 243
Email: amacdonald@slrd.bc.ca 

 

The next general local government elections will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

An election by voting will be held for the office of Electoral Area A Director. The Directors for Electoral Area B, Electoral Area C and Electoral Area D have been acclaimed. The Trustees for School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) Electoral Area C and Electoral Area D have also been acclaimed. 

To see the list of candidates for Electoral Area A, as well as the voting dates and locations, please see:


**New for this election: Mail Ballot voting**

For the first time, mail ballot voting will be available to electors who meet the criteria.

Who is eligible to vote by mail ballot?

You are eligible to vote by mail if you are a qualified elector and:

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

How to Request a Mail Ballot Package

Up until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday October 18, 2018, you can request a mail ballot package by submitting the following information to the SLRD office by mail (Box 219, 1350 Aster Street, Pemberton, BC V0N 2L0), by fax (604-894-6526) or by email (kclark@slrd.bc.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 (your choice of the following):

1. Pick up at the SLRD office (1350 Aster Street in Pemberton), OR
2. Regular lettermail service through Canada Post to your residential address, OR
3. Regular lettermail service through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package, and

  • 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 elector or non-resident property elector.

The SLRD will send out mail ballot packages by regular lettermail service (or have them ready for pick up at the SLRD office in Pemberton) starting on Wednesday October 10, 2018 and ending at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday October 18, 2018.

  • To be counted, your completed mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on Saturday October 20, 2018.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure your completed mail ballot arrives back to the Chief Election Officer on or before the deadline. Please read the Mail Ballot Instructions carefully (see link below), as they contain important information for you to consider when choosing how and where to return your mail ballot. 
  • It is also your responsibility to be aware of any developments that may occur in respect of a potential strike by Canada Post workers insofar as this could impact your ability to receive or return your mail ballot package by the stated deadlines.
  • If voting as a Non-Resident Property Elector, you must provide evidence of ownership (i.e. recent Land Title Office Certificate, property tax bill or property assessment notice) and a Consent Form signed by a majority of the owners of the property (Consent Form is provided below).
     
  • Mail Ballot Information
  • Request a Mail Ballot Package up until 4:00 p.m. on October 18, 2018
  • Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form

Where to Vote: Electoral Area A Election

VOTING DAY

DATE

PLACE

VOTING HOURS

    

Advance #1

October 10, 2018

Gold Bridge Community Club

699 Gun Lake Road,

Gold Bridge, B.C.

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Additional Advance #1

 

October 10, 2018

Lillooet REC Centre

Room 201

930 Main Street,

Lillooet, B.C.

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Special Voting

October 12, 2018

Lillooet Hospital & Health Centre

951 Murray Street, Lillooet

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Advance #2

October 15, 2018

Pemberton Youth/Seniors Centre 7390 Cottonwood St.,

Pemberton, B.C.

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

General Voting Day

October 20, 2018

Gold Bridge Community Club

699 Gun Lake Road, Gold Bridge, B.C.

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Additional General Voting Day

October 20, 2018

Lillooet REC Centre

Gymnasium

930 Main Street, 

Lillooet, B.C.

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


There is no need to pre-register to vote; registration of all electors for this election will take place at time of voting. General election voter eligibility is determined by Elections BC. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives Canadian citizens the right to vote. Elections BC is the custodian of that right on behalf of BC voters. 

You are eligible to vote as a resident elector if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older;
  • A Canadian citizen;
  • A resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day;
  • A resident of OR registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction or at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; and
  • Not otherwise disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.

You do not need to own property to vote as a resident elector.

You are eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day;
  • The registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; and
  • Not otherwise disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.

You may only register in relation to one piece of property. If more than one person owns the property, only one of the owners may register and that person must have the written consent of the majority of the owners. If you own the property with a corporation, none of the owners of the property are eligible to vote. In accordance with the Local Government Act, the only persons who are registered owners, either as joint tenants or tenants in common can vote. They must not be holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust.

Non-Resident Property Electors must also bring evidence of ownership (recent Land Title Certificate, property tax bill or property assessment notice) and a Consent form signed by a majority of owners. Contact the SLRD for the required forms in advance of voting day. Please note, forms will be available at the time of voter registration but will only be accepted if signed by a majority of owners. Unsigned or incomplete forms will not be accepted.

Landed immigrants and corporations are not eligible to vote.

Proof of Identity

You must bring at least two documents that prove who you are (BC Driver's Licence, BC ID, Care Card, SIN card, Citizenship Card, bank credit or debit card) and where you live (Driver’s License, telephone, hydro, or gas bill, property tax document); one of these documents must contain your signature. The acceptable classes of documents that election officials may accept as evidence to identify electors are established by the Province in Local Government Elections Regulation 380/93, Section 3. Click here to view these regulations.

Assistance with Voting and Curb Side Voting

If you are unable to mark, read or translate your ballot, an election official, friend or relative may assist you, after making a solemn declaration to not influence you and to keep your vote secret.

If you can travel to the voting place, but find it difficult to get into the building, you may request 'curb side' voting and election officials will bring your ballot to you! Send someone into the Voting Place, or call 604-698-6158 in advance, to request 'curb side voting' when you arrive to vote.