Advance Voting Reminder

Advance Voting Reminder

2003 Descanso Bay Emergency Wharf Referendum


On Saturday, November 1, 2003, residents of Electoral Area 'B' (Gabriola and Surrounding Islands) will be asked to vote on "Descanso Bay Wharf Service Bylaw No. 1357, 2003".

Voters owning property or residing within Electoral Area 'B' will be asked if they are in favour of Bylaw No. 1357, which if approved, would authorize the creation of a service for the establishment, construction, operation and maintenance of emergency evacuation wharf facilities at Descanso Bay in Electoral Area 'B' (Gabriola Island).

Advance voting opportunities will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd and Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm to qualified electors of the designated area at:


Election Information
Electoral Area Voting Place Location
Electoral Area 'B'
(Gabriola and Surrounding Islands)
Gabriola Island
Elementary School Library
680 North Road
Gabriola Island, BC

In order for persons to vote at an advance voting opportunity, a qualified elector must sign a statement that:

  1. the elector expects to be absent from the Regional District of Nanaimo for which the election is going to be held on General Voting Day (November 1, 2003),
  2. or the elector, for reasons of conscience, will be unable to vote on General Voting Day,
  3. or the elector will be unable to attend a Voting Place on General Voting Day for reasons beyond his/her control,
  4. or the elector has a physical disability or is a person whose mobility is impaired,
  5. or the elector is an Election Official.
For further information on the 2003 Descanso Bay Emergency Wharf Referendum please contact Carol Mason, Chief Election Officer or Maureen Pearse, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 390-4111 or toll free at 1-877-607-4111 (Fax 390-4163) or visit our website at