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Notice of Election

2003 Electoral Area A By-Election
Notice of Election By Voting
 
ELECTORAL AREA 'A' DIRECTOR
REGIONAL DISTRICT OF NANAIMO BOARD

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of Electoral Area 'A' of the Regional District of Nanaimo that a By-election by voting is necessary for the position of Director of Electoral Area 'A' for a term ending in December 2005. Persons nominated as candidates for this position and for whom votes will be received are as follows:

ELECTORAL AREA 'A' - One Director to be elected:

GENERAL VOTING DAY will be opened on Saturday, the thirty-first (31st) day of May 2003 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following locations:

Voting Place Location
North Cedar Intermediate School 2215 Gould Road West
Nanaimo, BC
Waterloo Elementary School 3519 Hallberg Road
Nanaimo, BC

ADVANCE VOTING DAYS will be opened on Wednesday, the twenty-first (21st) day of May 2003 and Wednesday, the twenty-eighth (28th) day of May 2003 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following location:

Voting Place Location
RDN Administration Office 6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC

Qualifications For Voting

Resident Electors: If you live in Electoral Area 'A', you may be eligible to vote in the May 31, 2003 by-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;
  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;
  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. If the voter does not have a second piece of identification, a solemn declaration will be accepted as a second piece of identification. The voter must sign a solemn declaration stating their name and residential address.

Non Resident Electors: If you own property in Electoral Area 'A' 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 prior to Election Day;
  4. must not be entitled to register as a resident elector;
  5. must have been a registered owner of real property in Electoral Area 'A' for at least 30 days immediately before registration day;
  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 Area A.

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.

In order to obtain a "Non-Resident Property Elector Certificate" in advance of general voting day, a person may apply for the certificate from the Chief Election Officer or the Deputy Election Officer at the following times:

  1. at any time during regular hours of the Regional District of Nanaimo Administration Office, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC;
  2. during advance voting opportunities at the Regional District of Nanaimo Administration Office;
  3. during general voting hours at one of the Voting Place locations.

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