SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE BY-ELECTION - 2017
The nomination period for the upcoming School District Trustee By-Election is now closed.
The official notice of Election will be posted on Monday February 27th, 2017 with full details.
Chief Election Officer
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
Local government elections are held every four (4) years on the third Saturday in November for the election of mayors and councillors. The District of 100 Mile House Council is comprised of one (1) Mayor and four (4) Councillors. The next local government election is in 2018.
The District of 100 Mile House holds one Advance Voting Opportunity, as required by the Local Government Act - 10th day before general voting day.
The Chief Election Officer and Deputy Chief Election Officer are appointed by Council and responsible for conduction the election.
As per Section 71 in the Local Government Act a nomination must be made by at least two qualified nominators.
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
- resident of British Columbia for at least 6 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.
DO I QUALIFY TO VOTE?
You can vote in a municipal election, as a resident election, if you:
- are a Canadian citizen
- are 18 years or older on voting day
- have lived in BC for six (6) months before voting day;
- have lived in the municipality of the District of 100 Mile House for at least thirty (30) days on the day of voting; and
- are not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other Act or by law from voting
Section 49 (3) of the Local Government Act states that no corporation is entitled to be registered as a an elector or have a representative register as an elector and no corporation is entitled to vote.
AM I RESIDENT ELECTOR OR NON-RESIDENT ELECTOR?
Resident Electors - if you own and live at the property or rent property within the District of 100 Mile House municipal boundaries you are a resident elector and you must meet the above noted qualifications.
Non-Resident Electors - if you own property within the District of 100 Mile House but live outside the municipal boundaries you are a non-resident elector. To qualify you must:
- are 18 years or older on voting day;
- be a Canadian citizen;
- be a resident of BC for at least six (6) months before voting day;
- not be eligible to register as a resident elector in the jurisdiction;
- be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least thirty (30) days before the day of registration;
- only register in relation to one (1) piece of property;
- only have one (1) person nominated to vote on the piece of property if more than one person owns the property and that person must have the written consent of the majority of the other owners; and
- are not disqualified by law from voting
The District of 100 Mile House uses the most current version of the Provincial Voters List. If you are not on the current voters list on voting day we will complete your registration on-site and will forward your registration to Elections BC.
MAIL BALLOT VOTING
The District of 100 Mile House offers voting by mail.
The electors who may vote by mail ballot are the following:
- persons who have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability to vote in person;
- persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of advance voting
A person wishing to vote by mail ballot shall apply by giving their name and address to the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer for such purposes. Mail ballots can be picked up or they will be mailed to the elector.
WHAT IDENTIFICATION IS VALID?
Electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (ID), at least one with a signature. The identification must prove both residency (street address) and identity. If the ID cannot prove residency the elector may sign a "Declaration of Residency".
Some suggested pieces of acceptable ID are:
- Provincial Voters Card
- Driver's License & BC Identification Card
- Government ID Cards
- Car Insurance Documents
- Health Card
- Credit Card
- Social Insurance Card
- Utility Bills
For further information on the District of 100 Mile House election process, please contact:
Tammy Boulanger, Chief Election Officer