PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Regional District of Nanaimo, Electoral Area 'A' (South Wellington, Cassidy, Cedar) that a by election will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2003 to elect one Director from Electoral Area 'A', for a three year term ending in December 2005.
Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two duly qualified electors of the Regional District of Nanaimo. At the time of filing the nomination documents, the candidate shall also file a written disclosure as required under the Financial Disclosure Act.
A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:
Beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2003 until the close of general voting for the Elections, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding holidays.
An elector may request that personal information respecting the elector be omitted from or obscured on the list in accordance with Section 63 of the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm, Friday, April 25, 2003.
An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with Section 64 of the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2003.
An objection may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the Regional District and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the Regional District of Nanaimo.
Copies of all nomination forms and other required documents are available at the offices of the Regional District of Nanaimo, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6N2. Further information on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Chief Election Officer, Carol Mason, or the Deputy Chief Election Officer, Maureen Pearse at 390-4111 or toll free at 1-877-607-4111 (Fax 390-4163) or visit our Website at www.rdn.bc.ca.