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Advance Voting Places

2008 Local Government Elections
Advance Voting Places

Advance voting opportunities shall be open at the following locations between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 5 and 12, 2008, to qualified electors, for positions of Electoral Area Director for Areas A, B and F, for positions of Islands Trust Trustees, for the Drinking Water and Watershed Protection referendum for Electoral Areas A, B, C, E, F, G and H, the burning restrictions plebiscite in Electoral Area E and for the Yellowpoint Waterloo Fire Protection Loan Authorization Bylaw referendum in portions of Electoral Areas A and C.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Voting Place
  • Gabriola Island Elementary School Library
  • Administration Office, Regional District of Nanaimo
  • Oceanside Place
  • Qualicum Beach Civic Centre
Further advance voting opportunities shall be open at the following locations between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 to qualified electors.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Voting Place

  • RDN Administration Office
  • Oceanside Place
Gabriola Island School 680 North Road Gabriola Island, BC
Regional District of Nanaimo 6300 Hammond Bay Road Nanaimo, BC
Oceanside Place 830 West Island Highway Parksville, BC
Qualicum Beach Civic Centre 747 Jones Street Qualicum Beach, BC

Qualifications to Vote at an Advanced Poll

All qualified electors are now permitted to vote at either an advance voting opportunity or on general election day. The requirement to provide only voters that would be absent from the Regional District of Nanaimo on general voting day the opportunity to vote at an advance voting place has been removed from the Local Government Act.

Qualifications for Voting:

Resident Electors: If you live in one of the RDN's Electoral Areas you may be eligible to vote in the upcoming 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.

Further information may be obtained by contacting Maureen Pearse, Chief Election Officer, or Jane Armstrong, Deputy Chief Election Officer, at 250-390-4111 or 1-877-607-4111 or visit our website at www.rdn.bc.ca.

Last Modified:  Oct 16, 2008
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