QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE
A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:
- Canadian citizen;
- 18 years of age or older on general voting day, Saturday October 15, 2022;
- resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed and;
- not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
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CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS
In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 general local election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:
- Mayor $10,797.83
- Councillor $5,398.92
THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS
In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2022 general local elections, the following third party advertising limits apply:
Third party advertising limit
Mayor and Councillor $809.84
General Election Information:
Unless acclamation occurs, the Village of Port Clements will be having its general voting day for the local election on Saturday, October 15, 2022, where Village residents will vote for one Mayor and four Councillors. Advance voting would be held on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022.
General local elections in B.C. are held every four years on the third Saturday in October.
General local elections (and by-elections) are the most direct way for the public to influence their local government, school district, or other local governance body by determining the individuals who then make decisions and govern on their behalf following general voting day. Learn more on the Elections BC Website.
Who May Vote?
To vote in the Village of Port Clements’ election, you must:
- Be a Canadian Citizen
- Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration
- Be a resident of the the Village of Port Clements on the day of registration
- Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before the day of registration
- Not be disqualified from voting in an election
- Be a qualified property elector (non-resident property owner)
Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) who have not yet become Canadian Citizens are not permitted to vote.
Village List of Electors
The Village of Port Clements uses a voters list prepared by elections staff from previous polling days. If you are listed on the Provincial Voters List, you may be required to register to be on the Port Clements’ voters list as the Village maintains its own list.
Voting Day Registration
If you’re not on the Village’s List of Electors, you can still register to vote on Voting Day (i.e. Advance Voting Days and General Voting Day). To register on voting day, you must show two pieces of identification which proves who you are and where you live (i.e. includes your name and residential address), and one of the pieces of identification must also include your signature (e.g. driver’s licence, BC Services Card). If neither piece of identification shows your residential address, you may make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.
Non-Resident Property Electors (i.e., those who own property in the Village but live elsewhere) must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity; as well as proof that they are entitled to register in relation to property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. A property tax notice or certificate of title are acceptable proof of ownership.
Additional information regarding voting opportunities, candidates and other election-related information will be provided at a later date.
For more information please contact the Village Office at 250-557-4295
Learn more on the Province of BC’s Voter Eligibility & Voting in Local Elections webpage.