Resident Electors

Who is eligible to vote?
You may vote in the 2011 General Election as a resident elector if:

You must meet all of the following requirements to vote:

  • 18 years of age or older on November 19, 2014; AND
  • A Canadian citizen; AND
  • A resident of the Electoral Area for at least 30 days prior to voting day; AND
  • A resident of BC for at least 6 months prior to voting day; AND
  • Not disqualified by law from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.  

If you do not live in the Regional District, but are an owner of property, you may qualify as a non-resident property elector.   

Do I need to register prior to voting?
No. To register on voting day, resident electors are required to produce two (2) pieces of ID that together prove who you are and where you live.  One MUST have your signature.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • BC Driver's License
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC CareCard or Gold CareCard
  • Citizenship Card
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • ICBC Vehicle Insurance Documents
  • Residential Property Tax Notice
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Utility Bill

Other forms of identification may be accepted, at the discretion of the Pesiding Election Official at the voting place.

Are landed immigrants eligible to vote?
No. You must be a Canadian citizen to vote.

What does "disqualified from voting " mean?
You may not vote in a British Columbia local government election if you have been convicted of an indictable offence and are in custody or have been found guilty of an election offence.

The content on this page was last updated September 30 2014 at 11:27 AM