PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area that a general local election will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2008 to elect two Trustees from the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area, for a three year term commencing December 2008 and terminating in December 2011. The Gabriola Island Local Trust Area consists of the following islands:
Candidates shall be nominated in writing by two duly qualified electors of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area. 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, September 30, 2008 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, October 10, 2008.
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, October 10, 2008.
An objection may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Area 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 Gabriola Island Local Trust Area.
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, or at the Islands Trust Office at 700 North Road, Gabriola Island. BC. Further information on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Chief Election Officer, Maureen Pearse, or the Deputy Chief Election Officer, Jane Armstrong at 250-390-4111 or toll free at 1-877-607-4111 (Fax 250-390-4163) or visit our Website at www.rdn.bc.ca.