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Election

The next local government election is scheduled for October 20, 2018 at the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts from 8 am to 8 pm. Advance voting opportunities will take place from 8 am to 8 pm at the Calvin Kruk Centre for the Arts on October 10th and 17th.

Key Dates for the 2018 General Local Elections

Election period
The period that begins on January 1 and ends on the 29th day before General Voting Day.
Monday, January 1, 2018 – Friday, September 21, 2018
Nomination period
The period for local election officials to receive nominations.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018
Campaign period
The period that begins on the 28th day before General Voting Day and ends at the close of voting on General Voting Day.
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018
Advance Voting Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Advance Voting Wednesday, October 17, 2018
General Voting Day Saturday, October 20, 2018
Campaign financing disclosure statement filing deadline Friday, January 18, 2019
Campaign financing disclosure statement late filing deadline with $500 late filing fee Monday, February 18, 2019

Financial Disclosure Statements

Elections BC Local Elections Disclosure Statements 

 

Information for Candidates

Thinking of running for Council? Check out the “Thinking of Running for Local Office” brochure from the Provincial Government and the Elections BC website for valuable information about local government elections.

Useful information for candidates can also be found on the Province’s website. An online webinar is available for viewing at your convenience.

The Elections BC local elections campaign financing team is available to answer questions by phone at 1-855-952-0280 (toll-free) or by email at electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.

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Do You Qualify to Vote?

You may vote as a resident elector if you:

  • are a Canadian Citizen
  • are 18 years of age or more on general voting day
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months before you register to vote
  • have lived in the City of Dawson Creek for 30 days or more before you register to vote
  • are not disqualified from voting by any statute or law

You may vote as a non-resident property elector if you:

  • are not a resident of the City of Dawson Creek
  • are a Canadian Citizen
  • are 18 years of age or more on general voting day 
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months before you register to vote
  • are the registered owner of real property in the City of Dawson Creek for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registering
  • are not disqualified from voting by any statute or law

If more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the other owners. Note the property must be in the name(s) of individuals and not in the name of a company.

Eligible Voters wishing to register in advance have until August 28, 2018 to come in to City Hall to complete a registration form. (Registration can also be done on voting day).

How to Register on Voting Day

If you are not on the Voters’ List, but are qualified to vote as a Resident Elector at advance voting or on voting day, you may register at any designated voting place.

You must bring at least 2 documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence. At least one of the documents must contain your signature.

or

You must provide two documents producing evidence of your identity, at least one of which must contain your signature.  You must also be prepared to sign a solemn declaration as to your place of residence. If you do not comply with these requirements, you will not be registered to vote.

The following documents only will be accepted for identification:

  • a British Columbia Driver’s License
  • an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License issued by the Insurance Corporation of B.C.
  • a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard
  • a British Columbia Identification Card
  • a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance form SDES8
  • a Social Insurance Card issued by Human Resources Development Canada
  • a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • a real property tax notice issued under section 269 of the Local Government Act or section 21 of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act
  • a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution as defined in Section 29 of the Interpretation Act, or
  • a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or coaxial cable service by
    · a public utility as defined in section 1 of the Utilities Commission Act
    · a gas utility as defined in section 1 of the Gas Utility Act
    · a water utility as defined in section 1 of the Water Act
    · the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, or
    · a corporation licensed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission for the purposes of that supply.

BC Elections Information

The following links will provide more information on elections:

Ministry of Community Services, Local Government Division

Automated Voting Machine Authorization Bylaw

3993 General Local Government Election Bylaw (Consolidated Version)

Civic Info BC (Candidate information and Unofficial Election Night Results)

Contact Information

For further information regarding Dawson Creek’s municipal elections, please contact:

Brenda Ginter, Chief Election Officer
10105 12A Street
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3V7
Tel: 250.784.3614
e-mail: bginter@dawsoncreek.ca

More information will be posted to this web page as election day approaches.