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 The Corporation of the  Village of McBride
2018 General Local Election Information

 

GENERAL VOTING DAY: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Nomination Packages:

Nomination Packages for the Corporation of the Village of McBride General Municipal Election will be available for pick-up at the Village office beginning July 27, 2018 at 8:30 am.

For further information on the Village of McBride Municipal nomination process, please contact;

Sheila McCutcheon, Chief Election Officer: (250) 569-2229
Sherri Flynn, Deputy Chief Election Officer: (250) 569-2229

 

Nomination packages for the Regional District Director, Electoral Area H and School District No. 57 (Prince George) can be picked up at the Village of McBride office beginning July 27, 2018 at 8:30 am.

For further information on the nomination processes for the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and School District 57, please contact;

Karla Jensen, Chief Election Officer: (250) 960-4444
Dayna Hegel, Deputy Chief Election Officer: (250) 960-4400
Email: .ca

For further information on the School District No. 57 and the Role of a Trustee, please contact;

Diane Nygaard: (250) 561-6800 Ext 301
Email: .ca
Website: www.sd57.bc.ca

 

2018 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTION CANDIDATE INFORMATION:

General Local Elections are held every four years for Mayor and Council.  Candidates are voted in for a four-year term.  Electors in McBride vote to choose:

  • One (1) Mayor
  • Four (4) Councillors

Resource:  General Local Elections 101

If you would like to speak to someone about the 2018 General Local Election in McBride please contact:

Sheila McCutcheon, Chief Election Officer: (250) 569-2229
Sherri Flynn, Deputy Chief Election Officer: (250) 569-2229

 

Who Can Run for Council

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 on General Voting Day: October 20, 2018;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
  • are not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

 

Residents of B.C. interested in running for local government office in a general local election must meet certain eligibility requirements to be nominated.  In addition, provincial legislation sets out how candidates may run and finance their election campaigns and advertise their candidacy.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements

Resources for those running for Council

What Every Candidate Needs to Know
Thinking About Running for Local Office?
Candidate’s Guide to 2018 Local Election in BC 
Foundational Principles of Responsible Conduct

For information or assistance regarding Campaign Financing

2018 Elections BC
Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR CANDIDATES

Deadline
Date
Nomination Period Begins at 9:00 am
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Nomination Period Ends at 4:00 pm
Friday, September 14, 2018
Declaration of Candidates after 4:00 pm
Friday, September 14, 2018
Candidate Nomination Withdrawal Deadline 4:00 pm
Friday, September 21, 2018
Deadline for Originals of Faxed Nomination Documents to be Received by Chief Election Officer 4:00 pm
 Friday, September 21, 2018
End of Election Period
Friday, September 21, 2018
Start of Campaign Period
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Required Advance Voting Opportunity
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
General Voting Day
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Last Day for Declaration of Official Election Results
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

 

2018 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTION VOTER INFORMATION:

Voter Information

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms gives Canadian citizens the right to vote.  The Village of McBride uses voting day registration, which means eligible voters are required to prove who they are at the time of voting to participate.

All Village of McBride residents who meet the eligibility criteria listed below can vote.  People who own property in McBride but live outside McBride can also vote.

Resource: Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in BC

Voter Eligibility – Who Can Vote?

You are eligible to vote in the Village of McBride for the Local Election if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day;
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
  • are not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other Act, or the Courts from voting in a local election.
  • qualify as a Resident Elector: you must have been a resident of McBride for at least 30 days before voting day;
  • or qualify as  Non- Resident Property Elector: you must have owned property in McBride for at least 30 days before voting day.

Acceptable Pieces of Identification

The following are deemed to be acceptable identification for the purposes of registering to vote (one must contain your signature);

  • British Columbia Driver's Licence;
  • a British Columbia Identification Card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch;
  • an Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia;
  • a British Columbia Service Card;
  • a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form;
  • a Social Insurance Card issued by Human Resources Development Canada;
  • a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
  • a real property tax notice issued under section 237 of the Community Charter;
  • a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution as defined in section 29 of the Interpretation Act;
  • a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or coaxial cable services;
  • a Birth certificate; or
  • Canadian passport

     

Voting Opportunities – Where & When

Advanced Voting Opportunity:

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Council Chambers, 100 Robson Centre

 

Special Voting Opportunities:

The only electors who may vote are electors who are qualified under the Local Government Act and who, on the date on which the special voting opportunity is held, and before the end of the voting hours for the special voting opportunity, have been admitted as patients to the McBride & District Hospital or as residents of the Beaver View Lodge in McBride.

McBride & District Hospital

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Beaver View Lodge

Friday, October 19, 2018 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

 

Mail Ballot Voting:

As authorized under section 110 of the Local Government Act, voting may be done by mail ballot, and in relation to this, may permit elector registration to be done in conjunction with this voting.

The only electors who are permitted to vote by mail ballot are:

  • those persons who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity;
  • persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and the times of all other voting opportunities.

Requesting a Mail Ballot Package:

Persons voting by mail ballot can apply by giving their name and address to the Chief Election Officer commencing Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8:30 am to Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 4 pm.

The Village of McBride will send out mail ballot packages commencing Monday, October 1, 2018.  Mail ballots will be accepted until closing of General Voting on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

It is the responsibility of the person applying to vote by mail ballot, to ensure that the ballot is received by this date and time.

 

 General Election Day:

 Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

 Council Chambers, 100 Robson Centre

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming Election, please contact the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer at (250) 569-2229

 

 

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