AMALGAMATION – ASSENT VOTING – JUNE 23, 2018
FOR CITY OF DUNCAN RESIDENTS AND NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY OWNERS

The Question

Do you support The Corporation of the City of Duncan and The Corporation of the District of North Cowichan amalgamating into a new municipality?

  • Yes
  • No

Who Votes

Qualified Resident Electors and Non-Resident Property Electors of The Corporation of the City of Duncan.

When and Where to Vote

Voting Day, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 8 am – 8 pm

• Duncan Volunteer Fire Department Hall, 468 Duncan Street

Advance Voting, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 and Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 8 am – 8 pm

  • Duncan City Hall, 200 Craig Street

Other Voting Opportunities (Mobile Voting) – to be determined

Resident Elector Qualifications & Registration

The City of Duncan will be using the Provincial Voters List for Resident Electors. If your name does not appear on the Provincial Voters List but you meet the eligibility criteria listed below, you must provide two pieces of documentation proving identity and residency (one must have a signature) to register at the voting place immediately before you vote.

You are entitled to vote as a Resident Elector if all of the following apply:

  • you are 18 years or older on general voting day for the assent voting;
  • you are a Canadian Citizen;
  • you are a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months;
  • you have resided within the boundaries of the City of Duncan* for at least 30 days; and
  • you  are not disqualified to vote by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the election or are otherwise disqualified by law.

* Residents of the Municipality of North Cowichan who meet all of the other above qualifications will be eligible to vote at voting places in North Cowichan.

Non-Resident Property Elector Qualifications & Registration

You are entitled to vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector if all of the following apply:

  • you are 18 years or older on general voting day for the assent voting;
  • you are a Canadian Citizen;
  • you are a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months;
  • you are a registered owner of real property within the City of Duncan boundaries for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  • you are the only owner on title* and are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust;
  • you are not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • you are not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

*If there is more than on registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector (download the consent form or pick one up from City Hall in advance). 

The following information is required at the time of registration:

  • A recent title search, state of title certificate, or property tax notice, showing the names of all of the registered owners;
  • Two pieces of identification proving identity and residency (one must have a signature); and
  • In the case of more than one owner of the property, a completed consent form signed by the majority of the owners designating you as the person entitled to vote for the property (original signatures only; facsimiles of signatures not acceptable).

Please Note:

  1. Only one Non-Resident Property Elector may vote per property, regardless of how many owners there may be. Further, you may vote for only one property, no matter how many properties you own within The Corporation of the City of Duncan.
  2. You may register on voting day if you meet the qualifications set out above. If you are already registered as a Non-Resident Property Elector on The Corporation of the City of Duncan Non-Resident Property List of Electors, and provided that you still meet all of the requirements of the Local Government Act in order to be registered under this category, you are not required to re-register in order to vote.
  3. No corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector, and no corporation is entitled to vote. Individuals who are on title with corporations are not entitled to register or vote. Individuals who own an undivided interest in land on which the balance is held by a corporation are not entitled to vote.
  4. Elections BC is responsible for Advertising and Sponsorship in Local Elections (including Assent Voting). Please visit their website at elections.bc.ca for additional information.

Proof of Identity and Place of Residence

The following are acceptable classes of documents for proof of identity:

  • BC driver’s licence or BC driver’s licence and services card
  • BC ID card
  • BC CareCard or Gold CareCard
  • Social Insurance Card (Canada)
  • Citizenship Card (Canada)
  • Real property tax notice
  • Credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution
  • Utility bill

A more complete list of acceptable identification is available at Elections BC.

Brochure – Notices – Forms

Duncan Amalgamation Vote Brochure

Advance Non-Resident Property Elector Registration

Non-Resident Property Elector Registration and Consent Form

Scrutineer Notice

Scrutineer Application Form

Minister’s Order – 2018 Amalgamation Vote

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