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Notice of Election – Director, Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay – Buttle Lake)

NOTICE OF ELECTION DIRECTOR, ELECTORAL AREA D (OYSTER BAY – BUTTLE LAKE)


PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay – Buttle Lake) that an election by voting will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 to elect one director for an approximate 4 year term of office commencing in November 2018. The persons nominated as candidates for the election and for whom votes will be received are:

SURNAME USUAL FIRST NAME RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Chapman Ron 3895 Island Highway S., Campbell River
Leigh Brenda 56 Lynnwood Road, Campbell River
 
GENERAL VOTING DAY 

On general voting day, Saturday, October 20, 2018, polls will be open to qualified electors between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Oyster River Elementary School, 2250 Terrain Road, Campbell River
  • Ocean Grove Elementary School, 3773 McLelan Road, Campbell River
  • Strathcona Regional District office, 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River

Qualified electors may vote at the polling location of their choice but may not vote more than once.

 
ADVANCE VOTING  OPPORTUNITIES

Advance voting opportunities for electors of Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay–Buttle Lake) are available as follows:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Strathcona Regional District office, 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Strathcona Regional District office, 990 Cedar Street, Campbell River, B.C.

SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY

A special voting opportunity will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Campbell River & District Regional Hospital. Only those qualified electors who are admitted as patients of the Campbell River & District Regional Hospital are eligible to vote at this special voting opportunity.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING

Mail ballot voting is available to qualified electors who:

  • Have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity,
  • expect to be absent from the Regional District on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities, or
  • reside on the mainland of British Columbia or on any island except for Cortes Island, Quadra Island or Vancouver Island.

Applications for mail ballots in the prescribed form will be received by the Chief Election Officer until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer before the close of voting on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in order to be counted and included in the election results.

RESIDENT ELECTOR REGISTRATION

Persons who are registered to vote as electors for Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay – Buttle Lake) will be automatically registered to vote in this referendum.  Those residents who qualify as electors but are not currently registered to vote may register at any voting opportunity, advance voting opportunity, special voting opportunity or in conjunction with mail balloting.  To register as a resident elector a person must meet the following qualifications:

  • Canadian Citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on October 20, 2018;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months at the time of registration;
  • resident of Electoral Area D (Oyster Bay – Buttle Lake) for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and
  • not otherwise disqualified from voting.

If more than one person is registered as an owner of the property, the person wishing to cast the vote for that property must provide, at the time of registration, written consent from a majority of the property owners. Non-resident property electors may not vote more than once within a voting jurisdiction regardless of the number of properties owned.

 
VOTER IDENTIFICATION

Persons seeking registration as an elector at the time of voting will be required to produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The documentation must provide evidence of both residency and identity.

Classes of documents that may be accepted as evidence of identification and residency are a British Columbia Driver’s Licence, a British Columbia ID card, a British Columbia Service Card, an ICBC Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence, a British Columbia CareCard or GoldCareCard, a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8, a Social Insurance Card, a Citizenship Card, a real property tax notice, a credit card, debit card, or a utility bill.

Persons wishing to register as non-resident property electors will also be required to produce documentation that confirms their entitlement to vote for the property that they own. Documents that will be accepted include a current State of Title certificate or property tax notice.

Further information on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting Thomas Yates, Chief Election Officer or Edith Watson, Deputy Chief Election Officer at elections@strathconard.ca.