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2008 Qualifications for Voting

2008 Local Elections
QUALIFICATIONS FOR VOTING

Resident Electors: If you live in one of the RDN's Electoral Areas you may be eligible to vote in the November 15, 2008 election. In order to qualify to vote you must meet the following criteria:

  1. must be 18 or older on general voting day;
  2. must be a Canadian citizen;
  3. must be a resident of BC (as per s.52 of the Local Government Act) for at least 6 months prior to Election Day; (May 13, 2008)
  4. must be a resident of the voting area jurisdiction (as per s.52 of the Local Government Act) for at least 30 days prior to Election Day; (October 16, 2008)
  5. must not be disqualified from voting by the Local Government Act or any other enactment, or otherwise be disqualified by law.
Persons qualifying as "Resident Electors" who will be applying to register at the time of voting must provide at least two documents verifying the applicant's identity, with at least one containing the applicant's signature, such as a Drivers License.

Non Resident Electors: If you own property in Electoral Areas A, B, C, E, F, G & H but reside elsewhere, you may be eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector. In order to qualify to vote as a non resident elector you must meet the following criteria:

  1. must be 18 or older on general voting day;
  2. must be a Canadian citizen;
  3. must be a resident of BC (as per s.52 of the Local Government Act) for at least 6 months immediately before registration day; (May 13, 2008)
  4. must not be entitled to register as a resident elector;
  5. must have been a registered owner of real property in the Electoral Area for at least 30 days immediately before registration day; (October 16, 2008)
  6. must not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.
A person may register as a non-resident property elector in relation to only one parcel of real property within Electoral Areas A, B, C, E, F, G or H.

If more than one individual is the registered owner of the real property, only one of those individuals may register and the person registering must do so with the written consent of the number of those individuals who, together with the person registering, are a majority of registered owners.

Persons qualifying as "Non-Resident Property Electors" who will be applying to register at the time of voting, must complete an application form, must provide at least two documents that provide evidence of the applicant's identity and must provide a copy of land title registration or tax notice which provides proof of ownership. At least one of the documents must contain the applicant's signature, such as a Drivers License.

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