2018 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION

Welcome to the City of Campbell River, Local Government Election page. The information provided on this page will be regularly updated as the election approaches. LAST UPDATE JULY 19, 2018

This section will provide you with information and links for the upcoming local government election which will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

This webpage contains information on the following election topics:

CONTACT US

If after reviewing this site you require further election information please feel free to contact either:

Elle Brovold, City Clerk/Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 250-286-5709
Email: elle.brovold@campbellriver.ca or

Tracy Bate, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Telephone: 250-286-5705
Email: tracy.bate@campbellriver.ca

Address: Campbell River City Hall, 301 St. Ann's Road, Campbell River, BC V9W 4C7 Fax: 250-286-5760

GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION

Local Government Elections are held every four years on the third Saturday of October in accordance with the Local Government Act and Campbell River's Election Bylaw No. 3356. The next local government election will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.

On Election Day the citizens of Campbell River will elect one (1) candidate for the position of Mayor; six (6) candidates for the position of Councillor and will vote for five (5) School Trustee candidates (for information about the School District #72 Trustee election contact the School District).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please visit www.gov.bc.ca/localelections to find useful information about local elections, as well as videos about being an effective elected official intended for prospective candidates and Elections BC for frequently asked questions.

QUALIFICATIONS TO RUN FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE

To qualify as a candidate for local government office, at the time of nomination a person must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Canadian Citizen;
  • Resident of BC 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.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

There are two categories of electors for local government elections in the Province of British Columbia: Resident Electors and Non-Resident Property Electors.

You are qualified to register as a Resident Elector in the City of Campbell River if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day;
  2. You must be a Canadian citizen;
  3. You must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to the day of registration;
  4. You must have been a resident of the City of Campbell River for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  5. You must not be disqualified by an enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

You are qualified to register as a Non-Resident Property Elector in the City of Campbell River if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be an individual who is, or who will be on general voting day, 18 years of age or older;
  2. You must be a Canadian citizen;
  3. You must be a resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day of registration;
  4. You must be a registered owner of real property in the City of Campbell River for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  5. You must not be eligible to register as a resident elector in the City of Campbell River;
  6. Must only register in relation to one piece of property; and
  7. If more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the other owners. A majority of the owners must complete and sign a Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form. You must not be disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-Resident Property Electors will be required to fill out an Application to Register by providing proof of ownership of the property (title certificate or current title search); 2 pieces of identification confirming your identity (one of which must contain your signature); and a non-resident property elector consent form of a majority of the registered owners, if there is more than one owner.

NOTE: In accordance with the Local Government Act, the only persons who are registered owners, either as joint tenants or tenants-in-common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

The City of Campbell River will be using the most recent Provincial list of voters as our list of registered resident voters which means that if you are registered to vote in the next Provincial election your name will automatically appear on the City of Campbell River’s list. To check the Elections BC website to confirm you are registered, or to update your registration click on the following link:

Register, update or confirm your voter registration On-line now

On-line registrations or updates will need to be made before August 15, 2018 in order for them to appear on the voters list that the Province sends to the City. If your name does not appear on this list you will still be able to register to vote at your voting place on October 20, 2018.

Beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018, until the close of general voting for the Election, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at Campbell River City Hall between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mon - Fri (excluding statutory holidays). An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m. September 14, 2018. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector in the City of Campbell River and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the City of Campbell River.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • In order to be eligible to vote, must be a resident of BC six months prior to the election
    [as of April 19, 2018]
  • In order to be eligible to vote, must be a resident of Campbell River one month prior to the election
    [as of September 19, 2018].
  • Nomination packages will be available July 27, 2018.
  • Nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m. on September 4, 2018.
  • Nomination period ends at 4:00 p.m. on September 14, 2018.
  • Declaration of Candidates (press release/website) [4:00 p.m. on September 14, 2018]
  • Deadline for challenge of nominations [4:00 p.m. on September 18, 2018].
  • Election Candidate Orientation Session - Council Chambers September 20, 2018 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Deadline for withdrawal of candidates and withdrawal of elector organization endorsement
    [4:00 p.m. on September 21, 2018].
  • Declaration of election by voting (press release/website) [4:00 p.m. on September 24, 2018] 
  • Advance Voting Poll - Community Centre, 401 11th Avenue
    October 10, 2018- 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Advance Voting Poll - Community Centre, 401 11th Avenue
    October 17, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Local Government Election Day October 20, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Preliminary Results will be announced at Campbell River City Hall following the close of polls. Results will also be provided to Shaw and CivicInfo BC  October 20, 2018
  • Official results will be announced at noon on Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Inaugural Council Meeting - Tidemark Theatre, 1220 Shoppers Row 7:00 p.m. on November 5, 2018.
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