Vandalism of Election Signs in Electoral Area E

Nelson, BC: The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) has been made aware of several incidents involving vandalism of election signs in Electoral Area E. Signs for multiple candidates have been torn down in the Balfour area overnight.

“We consider this a very serious matter. Anyone who damages a sign could be charged with a criminal offence,” said RDCK Chief Elections Officer Tom Dool. “I strongly condemn these acts of vandalism. I have notified the RCMP and encourage anyone with information to come forward.”

Tampering with or stealing election signs is an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada and the Canada Elections Act, and anyone caught doing so can be facing charges, including mischief to property or theft under $5,000 – which has a maximum penalty of two years in prison.

The campaign to elect RDCK Directors in Electoral Areas B, C, E, G and J began on September 17. Voters may cast their ballot at an advance voting opportunity until 8:00 pm today or on Saturday, October 15 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm. 

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