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Elector Qualifications and Voting Day Registration

Elector Qualifications

Voting as a Resident Elector

You are eligible to vote as a Resident Elector if you meet all of the following qualifications:

  • you are 18 years of age or older on general voting day; and
  • you are a Canadian citizen; and
  • you have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day you register to vote; and
  • you have been a resident of the specific RDEK Electoral Area for at least 30 days immediately before the day you register to vote; and
  • you are not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and not otherwise disqualified by law.

You do not need to own property to vote as a Resident Elector.

Voting as a Non-Resident Property Elector

You are eligible to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector if you are not eligible to register as a Resident Elector and you meet all of the following criteria:

  • you are 18 years of age or older on general voting day; and
  • you are a Canadian citizen; and
  • you have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day you register to vote; and
  • you have been a registered owner of real property in the specific RDEK electoral area for at least 30 days immediately before the day you register to vote; and
  • you are not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • you are not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and not otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, you have the written consent of the majority of the owners authorizing you to be registered as the Non-Resident Property Elector; and
  • the only persons who are registered owners of the property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust.

Only one Non-Resident Property Elector is entitled to be registered per property.

Voting Day Registration

If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing an application form available at the voting place.  Registration is available at all voting places on general and advance voting days.  To register you must meet the above elector qualifications.

Resident Electors must also provide the following items:

  • Two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature).  Picture identification is not necessary.  The identification must prove both residency and identity;
  • OR If you do not have a document that proves your residence, you may provide two documents for identity, and make a solemn declaration to confirm residency (declaration forms will be available at the voting place).

Non-Resident Property Electors must also provide the following items:

  • Two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity;
  • Proof of ownership of the property in the voting area, such as your tax notice or a certificate of title print-out; and
  • If there is more than one owner of the property, written consent  from a majority of the property owners (by filling out the Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form).  Note: Only one non-resident property elector is entitled to vote per property.

 

Last edited: Wed, July 25, 2018 - 4:07:47