Local government elections in British Columbia are currently held every 4 years. This includes elections for mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors and school trustees.
Residents, as well as persons that own property within the jurisdiction of the local government but do not reside there, may be eligible to vote provided eligibility requirements of the Local Government Act are met.
By-elections may be held if the office of a director becomes vacant.
In addition to elections and by-elections, the Regional District may also hold an assent vote (referendum) to obtain the assent of the electors on a proposed service or other matter.
Read the CRD’s election bylaw for more information on election procedures.
An assent vote for a proposed North Cariboo Airport Service for eligible voters in Electoral Areas A, B, C and I will take place in conjunction with the general local elections on Oct. 20, 2018. Even though there is an acclamation in Areas C and I, the airport referendum will still take place in those areas. Voting locations, scrutineer applications, bylaw details, mail ballots (as they become available) and more information about the project are available on our Airports page.
The next general local elections in B.C. will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018.
Search through our FAQ drop-down below to find answers to your questions and our interactive map to search which electoral area you live in.
After the polls close at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20, election results and results from the North Cariboo Airport Service assent vote will be posted at www.bc.localelections.ca/results. Results will be posted as they become available following the official counts.
2018-General-Elections Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the candidates running in the election?
Which directors have been acclaimed?
Electoral Area C - John Massier
Electoral Area D - Steve Forseth
Electoral Area G - Al Richmond
Electoral Area H - Margo Wagner
Electoral Area I - Jim Glassford
How can I find out more information about the candidates?
Contact the candidates directly or watch local news sources to learn about their campaign platforms. Contact information for all candidates is available at www.bc.localelections.ca.
What are the key dates in the election?
Where can I vote on Oct. 20?
When and where is advance voting?
ADVANCE VOTING will be available at the locations listed below on Wednesday, October 10th and Monday, October 15th, 2018 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
ELECTORAL AREAS A & B
Cariboo Regional District Library Program Room
101 – 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC
ELECTORAL AREAS E, F, J & K
Cariboo Regional District Board Room
Suite D, 180 North Third Avenue, Williams Lake, BC
ELECTORAL AREA L
South Cariboo Recreation Centre
175B Wrangler Way, 100 Mile House, BC
Do I need to register to vote? What do I need to bring?
There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:
Resident electors are asked to bring 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification should prove both residency and identity.
Non-resident property electors are also asked to bring 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from a majority of the property owners
What are the rules for non-resident property owners?
You can vote if you have owned property for the last 30 days in the Cariboo Regional District, but live elsewhere in BC. You must also be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old, and have lived in BC for at least the last six months.
PLEASE NOTE: There is only one vote per property for non-resident property electors.
If more than one person owns the property, the signatures of a majority of the owners are required. You must bring a completed non-resident property owner form with you to vote. Download the form here.
Contact the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer prior to voting day for more details.
What electoral area do I live in? (INTERACTIVE MAP)
Use our interactive map below to determine which Electoral Area or Municipality your property falls within. To use the search function (magnifying glass) in the top right hand corner of the map, simply type your address in the search bar and search. The pop-up will tell you which Electoral Area or Municipality you are in.
Can I submit a mail ballot to vote?
Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:
REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE:
Before 4 pm on October 18, 2018 you must submit the following information to the Cariboo Regional District office by mail (Suite D, 180 North 3rd Avenue, Williams Lake, BC, V2G 2A4), telephone (250-392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636), fax (250-392-2812) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org):
(1) Full name,
(2) Residential address,
(3) Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors),
(4) Method of delivery of your mail ballot package:
(5) To ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector.
The CRD will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about October 5, 2018. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
Can I vote in the North Cariboo Airport Service referendum?
Qualified electors in Electoral Areas A, B, C and I can vote in the upcoming North Cariboo Airport Service referendum. Voting stations will be available in all electoral areas. Visit www.cariboord.ca/airports for more details.
Where will the election and referendum results be posted?
Who can I contact for more information?
Alice Johnston, Chief Election Officer
Lore Schick, Deputy Chief Election Officer
(250) 392-3351 or 1-800-665-1636
For more election resources, please visit the provincial government website.
For information about campaign financing, election advertising and third party sponsor rules, contact Elections BC.
Elected officials are entrusted with making decisions that directly affect the daily lives of residents, families, local business owners and many others in the local community. If you’re thinking of running for local office, part of the decision-making process may include considering the role you will play, how best you can serve your community, and the impact you will have as an elected official.
The videos (in the sidebar or below on mobile) provide candidates with general information about what to can expect before, during and following general local elections in B.C.”
Overview of BC General Local Elections 2018
Participants in BC General Local Elections 2018
Candidate Nominations in B.C. General Local Elections 2018
Voting and Taking office in B.C. General Local Elections
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