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Your Vote Your Voice

IMPORTANT DATES

Nomination Packages Available 

August 22, 2014

Nomination Period

September 30, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) - October 10, 2014 (4:00 p.m.)

Declaration of Candidates

October 10, 2014 (4:00 p.m.)

Notice of Election

October 16, 2014 - November 8, 2014

Last Day to Withdraw Candidacy

October 17, 2014 (4:00 p.m.)

Deadline to Receive Originals of Faxed Nomination Documents

October 17, 2014 (4:30 p.m.)

Advance Voting Days

November 5, 2014 (Wednesday) and November 12, 2014 (Wednesday)

General Voting Day

November 15, 2014 (Saturday)

Elected Officials' Oath of Office

December 2, 2014 (1:30 p.m.) at the District of West Kelowna Council Chambers

Information For Voters

Electors

Individuals may vote in a local (civic) election in British Columbia if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • Been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before voting day
  • Been a resident of District of West Kelowna for 30 days or more before voting day
  • Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other Act from voting or otherwise disqualified by law

Where and When to Vote

General voting day is Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Polling stations will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Constable Neil Bruce Middle School at 2010 Daimler Drive (get there)
  • George Pringle Elementary School at 3770 Elliott Road (get there)
  • Glenrosa Elementary School at 3430 Webber Road (get there)
  • Mar Jok Elementary School at 2101 McDougall Road (get there)

Advance polls will be open November 5 and 12 for those unable to vote on general voting day. Advance polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on both days at the following location:

  • West Kelowna Council Chambers at 2760 Cameron Road (get there)

On election day, voters will need to produce two pieces of identification, one bearing a signature, to prove identity and residency. Acceptable forms of identification may include:

  • BC CareCard
  • BC Driver's Licence
  • BC ID Card from the Motor Vehicle Branch
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Credit card or debit card providing name is embossed on the card
  • District of West Kelowna Property Tax Notice
  • ICBC Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence
  • Canadian Passport
  • Social Insurance Number card
  • Utility bill

If you have no ID showing your address, you will be asked to sign a Declaration of Residency form at the voting place.

Non-Resident Electors

Individuals who own a property in the District of West Kelowna but who live elsewhere in British Columbia, may qualify to vote as a Non-resident Elector. Non-resident property owners may register at the voting place. You must produce proof that you are the registered owner of the property. If you are one of two or more owners, you must also provide proof in writing that you have the consent of the majority of all the owners to vote as the non-resident property elector. You may get consent of the majority of property owners in advance by filling out a Non-resident Property Elector Consent Form.

A non-resident elector must also provide two pieces of identification as described above, under Electors.

No corporation is entitled to vote.

Employment Opportunities

The District of West Kelowna held a job fair October 1, 2014 for individuals interested in working as election officials.

All positions have now been filled. Thank you to those who attended the fair and expressed interest in working during the 2014 Local Government Election.

Election Laws

The Local Government Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 323, Part 3 establishes the regulations for elections, electors, candidates and chief electoral officers.

Anyone who commits and election offence, such as double voting or signing a false statement, could be fined up to $5,000 and/or serve up to one year in jail. They may also be prohibited from holding office and/or voting in local government elections for up to six years.

More serious elections offenses, such as vote buying or intimidation, could result in fines of up to $10,000 and a two-year prison term.

Links to Election Information

Mail In Ballots

Applications for mail in ballots were available as of October 1.

Qualified electors may vote by mailif they:

  • Have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; or,
  • Expect to be absent from the District of West Kelowna on general voting day and all advance voting opportunities.

A person who wishes to vote by mail ballot must apply to the municipality. Applications are available October 1, 2014 and can be obtained through Municipal Hall at 2760 Cameron Road. The mail ballots are available between the first day of advanced voting and two days before general voting day.

For more information on mail in voting, please contact the Legislative Services Department at 778-797-1000.

Past Election Results

The District of West Kelowna was incorporated in December 2007.

The first mayor and council served for a period of one year to bring West Kelowna's election schedule in line with provincial legislation, which indicated Local Government General Elections must be held every three years. Terms were changed to every four years, starting with the 2014 Local Government Election.

To view results from past elections, please select from the following links:

Contact Us

If you have questions or would like more information, you may contact Legislative Services at:

Phone Icon 778-797-1000
Email Icon info@districtofwestkelowna.ca

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