Voting Eligibility

Voting Eligibility

Voting as a Resident Elector

You are eligible to vote as a Resident Elector in an RDN Electoral Area if you meet all of the following criteria:
  • You are 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • You are a Canadian citizen;
  • You have lived in British Columbia for at least six months immediately before you register to vote;
  • You have been a resident of an RDN Electoral Area for at least 30 days before voting; and
  • You are not disqualified by the Local Government Act, or any other Act, or the Courts from voting in a local election.
  • Resident Electors - FAQ
You do not need to own property to vote as a Resident Elector

Voting as a Non-Resident Property Elector

You are eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector if you are not eligible to register as a Resident Elector, and you meet all of the following criteria:
  • You are 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • You are a Canadian citizen;
  • You have lived in British Columbia for at least six months before you register to vote;
  • You are not disqualified by the Local Government Act, any other Act, or the Courts from voting in a local election;
  • And, have owned property in the jurisdiction where you intend to vote for at least 30 days before you register to vote.
  • You have not registered as a non-resident property elector in relation to any other parcel of property in the voting jurisdiction
  • If there is more than one registered owner on title, you have the written consent of the majority of the other owners authorizing you to be registered as the non-resident property elector. (Only one non-resident property elector is entitled to vote per property)
  • Non-Resident Property Electors - FAQ
  • Application for Registration as Non-Resident Property Elector
  • Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form

Contacts

Peter Crawford, Chief Election Officer
Jacquie Hill, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Cheryl Golding, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Tricia Mayea, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Delcy Wells, Deputy Chief Election Officer

Phone: 250-390-4111, toll free 1-877-607-4111
Email: vote@rdn.bc.ca