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Municipal Elections

The next general local election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

2022 Election – Key Dates

Notice of Nominations

Information for Candidates

Mail Ballot Voting

Register for a Mail-Ballot Package between September 28th and October 12th, 2022.

This Election, Mail Ballot Voting is available for resident electors and non-resident property electors.

Here’s What You Need to Know!

  • Legislation was updated in 2022 that allows all electors to vote by mail if authorized by bylaw. Council has adopted the Election Procedures Amendment Bylaw No. 891, 2022 that provides eligible electors to vote-by-mail for the 2022 General Local Election.
  • Registration for a Mail Ballot Voting Package will be between September 28th and October 12th, 2022.
  • The District uses Same-Day Voter Registration – the Mail Ballot Package will include your application to register. Proof of identity and residency will still be required, and electors that vote by mail can still be challenged pursuant to the Local Government Act. Please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250.523.6225 or lgrimm@loganlake.ca if you have any questions.
  • Mail Ballot Packages may be mailed to you or picked up at Municipal Hall (#1 Opal Drive) during regular office hours by the applicant or an Authorized Person.
  • Mail Ballots will be accepted at Municipal Hall (#1 Opal Drive) on October 14, 2022 until 4:00 pm; and at the close of polls at 8:00 p.m. at the Logan Lake Fire Hall (#120 Chartrand Place) on General Voting Day – October 15, 2022.
  • Mail-in Ballots will include Candidates for District of Logan Lake Mayor and Council.

Elector Registration

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

RESIDENT ELECTORS:

To register as a resident elector you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on general voting day October 15, 2022;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);
  • be a resident of the District of Logan Lake 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 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 October 15, 2022;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration (at time of voting);
  • be a registered owner of real property in the District of Logan Lake 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.

In addition, for non-resident property electors:

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

Non-resident property electors must produce 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:

  1. a Driver’s Licence;
  2. an Identification Card such as
    1. a photo BC services card;
    2. a non-photo BC services card;
  3. an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by ICBC
  4. a BC CareCard or BC Gold CareCard;
  5. a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8, (now “Monthly Form EA181);
  6. a Social Insurance Number card;
  7. a Citizenship Card;
  8. a real property tax notice;
  9. a credit card or debit card; or
  10. a utility bill, (such as electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services).

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).

General local elections are the most direct way for you to influence your local government by determining the individuals who make decisions and govern on your behalf. In B.C., General local elections are held every four years on the third Saturday in October.

Resources

Elections B.C.

Phone: 1-855-952-0280
Website: http://elections.bc.ca

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