Mail Ballot Voting

LGA s.110

CITY OF KIMBERLEY
MAIL BALLOT VOTING INFORMATION
2018 General Local and School Elections and Assent Voting

 

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., the City of Kimberley will hold the general local and school elections for the office of Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees and an assent voting (referendum).

The City of Kimberley will include Mail Ballot Voting as part of the 2018 General Local Elections.  Qualified electors in the City of Kimberley can register to vote and cast a ballot by mail.
 

1. WHO CAN VOTE BY MAIL?

Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:

  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at a voting opportunity, OR
  • expect to be absent from the City of Kimberley on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.
     

2. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?

You are allowed to vote if you are registered as:

  • a resident elector (i.e., you live in the City of Kimberley), OR
  • a non-resident property elector (i.e., you live elsewhere in BC but own property in the City of Kimberley).
     

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS:
 

RESIDENT ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a resident of the City of Kimberley for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act, School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.
     

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the City of Kimberley for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • the only persons who are registered owners of the real 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; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act, School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • if there is more than one 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.

     

3. HOW DO YOU REGISTER TO VOTE?

If your name is not on the list of electors, an application form will be included in your mail ballot package, and you must register on the City of Kimberley List of Electors at the time of filling in your ballot. If you wish to confirm that your name is on the City of Kimberley List of Electors, or you want to register a change of name or address, contact Maryse Leroux, Chief Election Officer, at 250-427-9659 or Nicole Thurman, Deputy Chief Election Officer, at 250-427-9658 or by email at election@kimberley.ca.

 

4. REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE

Before 1:00 p.m. on October 18, 2018, you must submit a completed APPLICATION TO VOTE BY MAIL to the Chief Election Officer by mail: 340 Spokane Street, Kimberley, BC V1A 2E8, by fax: 250-427-5252, in person, or by email: at election@kimberley.ca.  The form is available by clicking on the application to vote by mail link above, or through the contacts listed below. Completed application forms may be submitted via email, regular mail, in person, or via fax.

Maryse Leroux, Chief Election Officer
City of Kimberley
340 Spokane Street
Kimberley, BC V1A 2E8
Email: election@kimberley.ca
Fax: 250-427-5252

If we receive your application after October 12, 2018, time may not permit mailing, so you should arrange to pick up a package directly at the City of Kimberley City Hall.

The Chief Election Officer will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about September 28, 2018. To be counted for the election and/or assent voting, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 p.m. on October 20th, 2018. It is the obligation of the person applying to vote by mail ballot to ensure that the mail ballot is received by the Chief Election Officer within this time limit.
 

5. CONTACT INFORMATION

Maryse Leroux, Chief Election Officer
Nicole Thurman, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Address:   340, Spokane Street, Kimberley, BC  V1A 2E8
Phone:      250-427-9659 or 250-427-9658
Fax:     250-427-5252
Email:  election@kimberley.ca