West Bench Water Supply and Distribution

West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System - Other Voting

Notices:

Bylaw:

West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 2590, 2012


Voting Opportunities:

Advanced Voting - Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen

101 Martin Street, Penticton, BC

General Voting - Saturday, June 2, 2012, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

West Bench Elementary School

1604 West Bench Drive, Penticton, BC


You may vote in the West Bench Water Supply and Distribution System Other Voting as a resident elector if you meet all of the following:

  • 18 years of age or older on June 2, 2012; and
  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • A resident of the service area for at least 30 days prior to voting day (May 4, 2012); and
  • A resident of BC for at least 6 months prior to voting day (January 2, 2012); and
  • Not disqualified by law from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law

If you do not live in the Regional District, but are an owner of property, you may qualify as a Non-Resident Property Elector.

How do I vote? 

You do not need to register prior to voting day. You are required to produce two (2) pieces of ID that together prove who you are and where you live. One MUST have your signature.

Acceptable identification may include:

  • DC Driver's License
  • BC CareCard or GoldCard
  • BC Identification Card
  • Citizenship Card
  • Credit or Debit Card
  • ICBC Certificate of Insurance
  • Residential Property Tax Notice
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Utility Bill

Other forms of identification may be accepted, at the discretion of the Presiding Election Official at the voting place.


Mail-in Ballot:

Voters in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen are eligible to vote using a mail-in ballot if they:

  • Have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity. 
  • If voters expect to be absent from the Regional District on voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

To receive a mail-in ballot package you MUST first submit a Mail-in Ballot Application to the Regional District office between May 16, 2012 and May 31, 2012.  If there is no challenge to registering you as an eligible elector, we will put your name on a list to receive a mail-in ballot package.  The mail-in ballot package contains instructions, a ballot and the necessary return envelopes that will protect the secrecy of your vote.

Non-Resident Property Electors MUST also complete Non-Resident Property Elector Application and Non-Resident Property Elector Consent forms to accompany the mail-in ballot application.


Non-Resident Property Electors:

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

  • You are not a resident property elector

  •  As an owner, you are an individual, not a corporation, and you do not hold your interest in trust for a corporation or another trust,

  • You are a Canadian citizen;
  • You are at least 18 years of age on the day that you vote;

  • You have lived in BC for at least 6 months prior to voting day;

  • You have been a registered owner of real property in the Regional District for at least 30 days prior to voting day;

  • You have written consent of the majority of registered owners (if applicable) for the real property authorizing you to be registered as the non-resident property elector for this property;

  • You have not registered as a non-resident property elector in relation to any other parcel of real property in the Regional District.

  • You are not disqualified from voting or convicted of an indictable offence for which you are currently in custody or have been found guilty of an election offence.

 To register, non-resident property electors will need to bring the following:

  • Proof of ownership of the property in question, for example, your tax notice, or a Certificate of Title

  • Form 2-7 Application for Registration as a Non-Resident Property Elector Form

  • If applicable, Form 2-8 Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form (A Non-Resident Property Elector Consent form must be completed if the land title registration of the real property indicates that there is more than one individual who is the regisitered owner. The person registering must do so with written consent to the number of those individuals who, together with the person registering, are a majority of those individuals).

  • You are required to produce two (2) pieces of ID that together prove who you are and where you live. One MUST have your signature.


For further information on the bylaw or the voting process, please call either at 

(250)492-0237:

Christy Malden, Chief Election Officer

Diane Vaykovich, Deputy Chief Election Officer