Advance Elector Registration

Are you eligible to vote in the October elections for the District of Sparwood?

Is your name on the current list of electors?

If you are not sure you can find out by calling or visiting the District of Sparwood at 136 Spruce Avenue or 250.425.6271. The office is open from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Advance elector registrations will be accepted at the District of Sparwood office until September 21, 2018. Elector registrations will not be accepted during the period [September 22, 2018 to October 19, 2018], but will be accepted on voting days.

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

RESIDENT ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a resident of the District of Sparwood for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.
NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS:
  • 18 years of age older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the District of Sparwood for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • the only persons who are registered owners of the property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; and
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.
LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS

Beginning September 13, 2018 until the close of general voting for the election on Saturday, October 20, 2018, a copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection, at the District of Sparwood office at 136 Spruce Avenue, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Before inspecting the list, a person must sign a statement that they will not inspect the list or use the information included in the list except for the purposes of Part 3 – Electors and Elections of the Local Government Act. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

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 the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on September 21, 2018. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the District of Sparwood and can only be made on the basis that a person whose name appears on the list of electors has died or that a person whose name appears on the list of electors is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the District of Sparwood.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on these matters, the following persons may be contacted:

Kevin Allen, Chief Election Officer at 250.425.6271
Michelle Martineau, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250.425.6271