To qualify as a resident elector, a person must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting:
To qualify as a non-resident property elector, a person must meet all of the following requirements at the time of voting:
The following special conditions determining eligibility apply to persons wishing to register as a non-resident property elector:
Students who live in one jurisdiction and attend an educational institution in a jurisdiction different from their usual place of residence may vote only once--either in the jurisdiction where they attend school or in the jurisdiction that is their usual place of residence.
The District of Sparwood uses the most current available provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC rather than maintaining its own voters list. Resident electors whose names appear on the provincial voters list are automatically registered and are not required to show identification in order receive a ballot and vote in a local election.
A person whose name does not appear on the provincial voters list is required to show two pieces of identification (or sign a solemn declaration) before being issued a ballot by the presiding election official.
The names of non-resident property electors are not recorded on the provincial voters list. Non-resident property electors are required to register at the time of voting (same-day registration) and show two pieces of identification, as well as the title of the property in relation to which they are voting.
Bring at least two (2) documents that provide proof of identity and place of residence. At least one of the documents must contain your signature.
Acceptable identification includes:
For more information, please refer to the Province of BC's Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in B.C.