Notice of Advanced Voting Opportunity - October 5, 2022

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NOTICE OF ADVANCED VOTING

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN AS FOLLOWS:

ADVANCED VOTING DATE AND LOCATIONS

An ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be HELD on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

All Areas and Tla'amin Nation (for School District):
qathet Regional District, Board Chambers - 103-4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, B.C.

Electoral Area D:
Texada Seniors Centre - Old Gillies Bay School, 5079 Gillies Bay Road, Gilles Bay, B.C.

Electoral Area E:
Lasqueti Community Hall - Main Road, Lasqueti Island, B.C.

REGISTRATION OF ALL ELECTORS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TIME OF VOTING

You may register at the time of voting by completing the application form available at the voting place and making a declaration that you meet the requirements to be registered as set out below:

RESIDENT ELECTORS: To register as a resident elector you must:
• be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
• be a Canadian citizen;
• be a resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);
• be a resident of the jurisdiction on the day of registration (at time of voting); and
• not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.
Resident electors must produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary.

The identification must prove both residency and identity.

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS: To register as a non-resident property elector you must:
• be 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
• be a Canadian citizen;
• be a resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);
• be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);
• not be entitled to register as a resident elector; and
• not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.
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.

If more than one individual is registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the individual owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

Non-resident property electors must produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners.

TYPES OF DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED AS IDENTIFICATION
You must produce at least two (2) documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one (1) of which must contain your signature.

The following classes of documents will be accepted:
• an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC;
• a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8, (now “Monthly Form EA181");
• an Identification Card such as a photo B.C. services card or a non- photo BC services card;
• a utility bill (such as electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services).
• a Driver’s Licence;
• a BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard;
• a Social Insurance Number card;
• a Citizenship Card;
• a real property tax notice; or
• a credit card or debit card.
 
The above listed identification documents MUST be accepted by election officials. An election official may also accept other forms of documents that provide evidence satisfactory to the election official (e.g., a valid, current passport).
 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THESE MATTERS, PLEASE CONTACT THE ELECTION OFFICE
 
Michelle Jones, Chief Election Officer
Esme Sturton & Melinda Auerbach, Deputy Election Officers
Email: vote [at] qathet [dot] ca
Phone: 604-485-2260
website: qathet.ca/election-2022

 

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