Notice of Advance Voting and Mail Ballot Voting

Notice of Advance Voting and Mail Ballot Voting

NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES
PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of Electoral Area ‘B’ of the Regional District of Nanaimo that advance voting opportunities for the February 13, 2016 Electoral Area ‘B’ Transit Contribution Assent Voting will be provided as follows:

Advance Voting #1 Location and Address
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Gabriola Elementary School
Multi-Purpose Room - Room #212
680 North Road, Gabriola Island
Advance Voting #2 Location and Address
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Gabriola Elementary School
Multi-Purpose Room - Room #212
680 North Road, Gabriola Island

Note: All qualified electors may vote at an advance voting opportunity.

ELECTOR REGISTRATION
If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register and vote you must meet the following qualifications:
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Canadian citizen;
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the electoral area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not disqualified under any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.
To register, 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.

To register, 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 property owners.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING
Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:
  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; and/or
  • expect to be absent from the Regional District of Nanaimo on general voting day (February 13, 2016) and at the times of all advance voting opportunities (February 3 and 10, 2016); and/or
  • are a resident of DeCourcy Island or Mudge Island, which have been designated as remote from voting places.
In addition to the above requirements, a person must meet all voting requirements for voting in a local election as a resident elector or as a non-resident property elector as of the date the mail ballot is completed and posted.

REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE:

To request a mail ballot package you must submit a completed Application to Vote by Mail to the Regional District of Nanaimo, Administrative Services Department, at 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2. Applications can be obtained by contacting the Administrative Services Department at the above address or by calling 250-390-4111, toll free 1-877-607-4111 or by downloading the form from the Regional District of Nanaimo website at www.rdn.bc.ca. Applications may be submitted in person, by mail to the above address, by fax to 250-390-4163 or scanned and emailed to vote [at] rdn.bc.ca. Upon receipt of a complete application, a mail ballot package will be mailed to you.

If you are applying for a mail ballot package after January 29, 2016, please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250-390-4111, or toll free at 1-877-607-4111 as special arrangements may be necessary due to time constraints.

Important Deadline

As provided in the Local Government Act, a mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer before the close of voting on general voting day (Saturday, February 13, 2016) in order to be counted. It is your responsibility to deliver or post the mail ballot in sufficient time for delivery to the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on these matters and the Electoral Area ‘B’ Transit Contribution Assent Voting, please visit the Regional District of Nanaimo website at www.rdn.bc.ca, or contact the Chief Election Officer, Jacquie Hill, or the Deputy Chief Election Officer, Matt O’Halloran at 250-390-4111, toll free at 1-877-607-4111 or by email at vote [at] rdn.bc.ca.

Chief Election Officer