Voting in the Election

Resident Electors will be required to produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The documentation must prove both residency and identity.

 

Non-Resident Property Electors will be required to produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity (picture identification is not necessary), proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property (examples are tax notice, state of title certificate) and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners. Voters are encouraged to have the written consent form completed and signed prior to voting day. You will be required to submit this form to vote as a non-resident property elector. Non-Resident Property Electors may not vote more than once within a voting jurisdiction regardless of the number of properties owned.

Accepted Documentation as Evidence of Identification

Classes of documents that may be accepted as evidence of identification are:
• BC Driver’s Licence
• BC Identification Card
• BC Care Card
• BC Gold Care Card
• Credit Card
• Debit Card
• Canadian Passport
• Property Tax Notice
• Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
• Government Issued Military Identification Card
• Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence
• Certificate of Indian Status
• Current Utility Bill – Containing Elector’s Name and Address
• Owners Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence (issued by ICBC)
• Other documents sufficient to satisfy the Chief Election Officer

 

Note: A Combination BC Services Card and BC Driver’s Licence only counts as one document.

Mail Ballot Voting
Mail ballot voting is available to all qathet Regional District residents and non-resident property electors who are eligible to vote. Changes to provincial legislation means that all eligible electors in the qathet Regional District are able to vote in the election using a mail-in ballot. This includes resident electors and non-resident property electors.

To request a mail ballot package, you must submit a completed Application to Vote by Mail to the qathet Regional District main office, located at #202-4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, B.C., as early as possible in advance of General Voting Day, Saturday, October 15, 2022.

 

Eligible electors can apply to vote by mail until October 12, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

 

Please note: for Applications to Vote by Mail received after September 23, 2022, time will not permit issuing the Mail Ballot Package via mail, and the voter must arrange to pick up a Mail Ballot Package from the qathet Regional District main office, located at #202-4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, B.C.

 

Applications can be obtained by contacting the Administrative Services department at 604-485-2260, by emailing vote@qathet.ca or by downloading the Application to Vote by Mail form here.

 

Once your Application to Vote by Mail is approved, the Mail Ballot Package with instructions will be issued to you.

 

Voters are responsible for returning the completed Mail Ballot Package to the qathet Regional District main office. It is the elector’s responsibility to deliver or post the mail ballot in sufficient time for delivery to the qathet Regional District. To be counted, your Mail Ballot Package must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 pm on General Voting Day, Saturday, October 15, 2022.

 

IMPORTANT: In order to register to vote by mail ballot please note that you will need to provide photocopies of two pieces of acceptable identification that includes your name, address and signature.

 

Copies of other documents may also be required for non-resident property electors.

 

Classes of documents that may be accepted as evidence of identification are:
• BC Driver’s Licence
• BC Identification Card
• BC Care Card
• BC Gold Care Card
• Credit Card
• Debit Card
• Canadian Passport
• Property Tax Notice
• Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
• Government Issued Military Identification Card
• Firearms Possession and Acquisition Licence
• Certificate of Indian Status
• Current Utility Bill – Containing Elector’s Name and Address
• Owners Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence (issued by ICBC)
• Other documents sufficient to satisfy the Chief Election Officer

Running for Office
Electoral Area Directors need to be interested in the current affairs and future of both their area and also the region as a whole.

  • Candidates must be Canadian citizens who have resided in BC for at least six months prior to nomination.
  • Candidates must be nominated by two qualified electors who live or own property in the electoral area that the candidate is being nominated to represent. At the time of filing a nomination, candidates must also complete a financial disclosure form.
  • If elected, candidates should expect to prepare for and attend approximately four Board and Standing Committee meetings per month, and also be available to their constituents.
  • Directors will serve a four year term from November 2022 to November 2026.

Additional Resources (Links are External):

 

If you have questions regarding campaign financing, please contact Elections BC:

Toll-free phone: 1-800-661-8683
email: electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca/local-elections/2022-general-local-elections/

Nomination Packages – Nomination Period Closed
 

Nomination Packages are Available for Download Here:

Completed nomination packages can only be accepted by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Election Officers at qRD office between 9:00 am, Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and 4:00 pm Friday, September 9, 2022.

 

Nomination documents may be delivered by hand, by mail or by other delivery service, or by fax or email, with originals to follow. If the originals of nomination documents delivered by fax or email are not received by the chief election officer before the end of the twenty-ninth day before general voting day, the person nominated is deemed to have withdrawn from being a candidate in the election.

 

The qRD office is open Monday through Friday, excluding Statutory Holidays, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Note that the Regional District office is closed for lunch between 12 pm and 1 pm.

Important Forms, Notices, Reports and Guides
Election Procedure Amendment Bylaw Report 2022 Elections Appointment of Officers and Local Public Bodies Report Non-Resident Property Elector FAQs
2022 Local Election Materials  Application to Vote by Mail Form 7-3: Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form

 

Notice of Election by Voting

 
Notice of Advanced Voting Opportunity Declaration of Election by Voting
Declaration of Election by Acclamation
Local Election Bylaws and Policies
Consolidated Election Procedure Bylaw No. 420, 2008
Contact Us
Need more information?

 

Contact Chief Election Officer, Michelle Jones at vote@qathet.ca or call 604-485-2260.