ELECTIONS 2018

 2018 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS CANDIDATE INFORMATION

Local government elections are held every four (4) years on the third Saturday in October for the election of Mayors and Councillors. The Village of Kaslo is comprised of one (1) Mayor and four (4) Councillors. The next local government election is in 2018.

DECLARATION OF CANDIDATES

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING

NOMINATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED

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ADVANCE VOTING - Advanced Voting Day is October 10th, 2018

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS - General Voting Day is October 20th, 2018

LOCATION:  KASLO CITY HALL (413 Fourth Street)    Wheelchair access ramp with automated door at B Avenue entrance.

Elections Bylaw                                   Election Signage

Please read the link for useful information about being an elected official .

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NOMINATIONS

In accordance with section 86 (2) of the Local Government Act, the required minimum number of qualified nominators is 10.

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian Citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

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DO I QUALIFY TO VOTE?

You can vote in a municipal election, as a resident election, if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen
  • are 18 years or older on voting day
  • have lived in BC for six (6) months before voting day;
  • have lived in the municipality of the Village of Kaslo for at least thirty (30) days on the day of voting; and
  • are not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other Act or by law from voting

Section 49 (3) of the Local Government Act states that no corporation is entitled to be registered as a an elector or have a representative register as an elector and no corporation is entitled to vote.

AM I RESIDENT ELECTOR OR NON-RESIDENT ELECTOR?

Resident Electors - if you own and live at the property or rent property within the Village of Kaslo municipal boundaries you are a resident elector and you must meet the above noted qualifications.

Non-Resident Electors - if you own property within the Village but live outside the municipal boundaries you are a non-resident elector. To qualify you must:

  • are 18 years or older on voting day;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be a resident of BC for at least six (6) months before voting day;
  • not be eligible to register as a resident elector in the jurisdiction;
  • be a registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least thirty (30) days before the day of registration;
  • only register in relation to one (1) piece of property;
  • only have one (1) person nominated to vote on the piece of property if more than one person owns the property and that person must have the written consent of the majority of the other owners; and
  • are not disqualified by law from voting

VOTERS LIST

The Village uses the most current version of the Provincial Voters List. If you are not on the current voters list on voting day we will complete your registration on-site and will forward your registration to Elections BC.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING

The Village offers voting by mail.
The electors who may vote by mail ballot are the following:

  • persons who have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability to vote in person;
  • persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of advance voting

A person wishing to vote by mail ballot shall apply by giving their name and address to the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer for such purposes. Mail ballots can be picked up or they will be mailed to the elector.

WHAT IDENTIFICATION IS VALID?

Electors will be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (ID), at least one with a signature. The identification must prove both residency (street address) and identity. If the ID cannot prove residency the elector may sign a "Declaration of Residency".

Some suggested pieces of acceptable ID are:
 

  • Provincial Voters Card
  • Driver's License & BC Identification Card
  • Government ID Cards
  • Passport
  • Car Insurance Documents
  • Health Card
  • Credit Card
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Utility Bills


The Villlage holds one Advance Voting Opportunity, as required by the Local Government Act - 10th day before general voting day.

The Chief Election Officer and Deputy Chief Election Officer are appointed by Council and responsible for conduction the election.

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ELECTION SIGNAGE

Election signs cannot be placed within 100 metres of a voting place during voting.

Bylaw 1104: Political signs shall not be located on any highway or other public lands, 

shall not be erected more than 45 days prior to the election to which they 

relate, and shall be removed within 7 days after the election.  The  

organization or candidate on behalf of whom such signs have been erected

shall be responsible for their removal.

The Ministry of Transportation also has an election signs policy. Contact your local district transportation manager for more information.

 

For further information , please contact:
Stephanie Patience, Chief Election Officer
deputy@kaslo.ca
or
Neil Smith, Deputy Chief Election Officer
cao@kaslo.ca
Phone: 250-353-2311
Fax: 250-353-7767

Calendar date: 
Saturday, October 20, 2018