Elections for directors to represent the electoral areas occur every four (4) years as part of the General Local Election system in British Columbia. The next local government elections will be held on October 15, 2022. Directors may be elected by acclamation (in the case of a single qualified candidate) or by voting (where there is more than one qualified candidate).
In the event a vacancy occurs for a director, a by-election to fill the vacancy will usually be held as soon as reasonably possible.
In addition to elections and by-elections, the Regional District may also hold a vote (assent voting/referendum) to determine public opinion on a matter, or to obtain the assent of the electors on a proposed bylaw.
Regional District of Central Kootenay Rural Area Directors are elected every four (4) years as part of the General Local Election system in British Columbia. 2022 is an election year, with local government elections occurring on October 15, 2022. In addition to the local government elections being held in all rural electoral areas an assent vote regarding the establishment of a Local Conservation Fund Service will be held in Electoral Area H. More information regarding the Area H Local Conservation Fund Assent Vote will be shared here when available.
|August 30-September 9||Nomination period|
|September 17-October 15||Campaign period|
|October 5||Advance voting opportunity|
|October 12||Additional advance voting opportunity - Area H (Slocan Valley) ONLY|
|October 15||General Voting Day (8:00 am-8:00 pm)|
|October 19||Official election results declared at 4:00 pm|
Who Can Vote?
As a resident you may vote in a General Local Election or Assent Voting Process if you meet all of the following criteria:
The criteria to determine residency are as follows:
As a non-resident you may vote if you own property in a RDCK rural electoral area and meet all of the following criteria:
No corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or have representative registered as an elector and no corporation is entitled to vote.
For more information regarding voter eligibility please consult the Voter's Guide to Local Elections in BC.
To participate in the upcoming General Local Election and Assent Voting opportunities you must register as a voter in the rural electoral area in which you plan to vote. Opportunities for registration include:
1. Registration at the time of voting. Resident electors may register at the time of voting. To register at the time of voting a resident elector must produce two pieces of ID that prove who you are and where you live. One must have your signature. Acceptable forms of ID include:
2. Registration with the Provincial Voters List prior to August 15, 2022. Click here to register, or to check if you are already registered with Elections BC.
3. Registration with the Regional District of Central Kootenay prior to August 23, 2022. Click here to register, or to check if you are already registered with the RDCK. You may also email email@example.com or contact the Chief Election Officer at 250-352-8173.
The Regional District of Central Kootenay uses the Provincial Voters' List as its List of Resident Electors. If you are registered as a provincial voter, you will automatically be registered as an elector. If you have previously registered as a non-resident property elector, you will continue to be registered as an elector. To find out if you are on the List of Electors, please contact the Chief Election Officer at (250) 352-8173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Voters List will be available for inspection on, or after, August 29th. To view the Voters List please contact the Chief Elections Officer at (250) 352-8173 or email email@example.com.
Voting place locations will be advertised in local newspapers and posted on this web page, once an election or other voting opportunity has been declared by the Chief Election Officer. That will occur on or shortly after September 13th, 2022.
Ballots will be established on or shortly after the Declaration of Elections are issued on or shortly after September 17th.
As a registered voter you may request a mail in ballot between September 17th and October 5th. Ballots will be distributed between October 5 and October 10th. Ballots must be received by the Chief Elections Officer no later than October 15th. To request a mail order ballot please do so here or contact the Chief Elections Officer at (250) 352-8173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chief Election Officer
Phone: (250) 352-8173
Deputy Chief Election Officer
Phone: (250) 352-8160
The content on this page was last updated August 2 2022 at 11:32 AM