Kimberley voting information

City of Kimberley: qualification for voting in November 15 election

  • Oct. 15, 2014 6:00 a.m.

A person is allowed to vote if they are registered as:

  • a resident elector (i.e., person lives in the City of Kimberley), OR
  • non-resident property elector (i.e., person resides elsewhere in BC, but own’s property in the City of Kimberley).

A person must meet ­all of the following requirements to vote:

  1. be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (November 15, 2014);
  2. be a Canadian citizen;
  3. have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before you register to vote;
  4. have been a resident of the City of Kimberley for at least 30 days immediately before you register to vote (for resident electors), OR owned property (land) in the City of Kimberley for at least 30 days immediately before you register to vote (for non-resident property electors);
  5. not have been disqualified by law from voting.

2014 Voter’s Guide(link is external)

Registration

With the exception of registrations on voting days, elector registrationswill not be accepted during the closed period from September 23 to November 15, 2014. For General, Advance, Special or Mail-Ballot Voting registration, applicants must provide two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity and place of residence.  Please refer to below for the types of documents that are accepted as identification.

Types of documents accepted as identification:

  • a current British Columbia Driver’s Licence;
  • a current British Columbia Identification Card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch;
  • an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia;
  • a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard;
  • a Ministry of Social Development Monthly Report Form;
  • a Social Insurance Card issued by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada;
  • a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada;
  • a real property tax notice issued by the City of Kimberley;
  • a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution; or
  • a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or cable services. (showing address)

Note: that if an elector moves from one jurisdiction to another during the 30 days before Election Day (October 17 to November 15) that person willNOT be eligible to vote.

Non-Resident Property Elector Qualifications:

  1. The person must NOT be entitled to register as a resident elector of the jurisdiction;
  2. 18 years of age or older at time of registration;
  3. Canadian citizen;
  4. Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day;
  5. Registered owner of real property in the City of Kimberley for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day*;
  6. Not disqualified by law from voting.

*Please Note: If there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of real property, only one of these individuals may register as a non-resident property elector. The person registering must do so with the written consent of a majority of the property owners. A consent form can be found here(link is external). Bring this form, in completion, when you come to vote.

Voting as a non-resident property owner will require registration on Advanced Voting or General Election Day.

If you have any inquiries about registration or the voter’s list please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250.427.9658 or KHarms@Kimberley.ca (link sends e-mail)

For information on Mail-Ballot Voting, click here.

 

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