Notice of Nomination 2008 - Trustees

Notice of Nomination 2008 - Trustees

2008 Local Government Elections
Islands Trust Trustees
Gabriola Island Local Trust Area

Notice of Nomination
Availability of List of Electors
Objection to Registration of an Elector

Notice of Nomination Period

PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area that a general local election will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2008 to elect two Trustees from the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area, for a three year term commencing December 2008 and terminating in December 2011. The Gabriola Island Local Trust Area consists of the following islands:

Acorn Island
Ada Island
Bath Island
Breakwater Island
Carlos Island
De Courcy Island
Entrance Island
Gabriola Island
Gaviola Island
Lily Island
Link Island
Long Island
Mudge Island
Round Island
Saturnina Island
Sear Island
Tugboat Island
Vance Island

Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two duly qualified electors of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area. At the time of filing the nomination documents, the candidate shall also file a written disclosure as required under the Financial Disclosure Act.

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older;
  • resident of British Columbia 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.
Nominations for qualified candidates will be received by the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, B.C. between the hours of 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, the thirtieth (30th) day of September 2008 and 4:00 p.m. on Friday, the tenth (10th) day of October 2008 and during that period the nomination documents shall only be received on regular office days and hours. Nomination documents may be obtained at the Regional District of Nanaimo Administration Office or at the Islands Trust Office during regular business hours.
Availability of List of Electors

Beginning Tuesday, September 30, 2008 until the close of general voting for the Elections, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.

Personal Information

An elector may request that personal information respecting the elector be omitted from or obscured on the list in accordance with Section 63 of the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm, Friday, October 10, 2008.

Objection to Registration of an Elector

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with Section 64 of the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 10, 2008.

An objection may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area 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 Gabriola Island Local Trust Area.

Copies of all nomination forms and other required documents are available at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, or at the Islands Trust Office at 700 North Road, Gabriola Island. BC. Further information on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Chief Election Officer, Maureen Pearse, or the Deputy Chief Election Officer, Jane Armstrong at 250-390-4111 or toll free at 1-877-607-4111 (Fax 250-390-4163) or visit our Website at www.rdn.bc.ca.