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2022 General Local Election

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2022 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS
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Every four years the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) conducts general local elections to elect a Director to represent each of our six Electoral Areas, "A" (Bamfield), "B" (Beaufort), "C" (Long Beach), "D" (Sproat Lake), "E" (Beaver Creek), "F" (Cherry Creek).

The ACRD also conducts elections on behalf of School District 70 Pacific Rim, six Trustees representing the City of Port Alberni and Electoral Areas "A" (Bamfield), "B" (Beaufort), "D" (Sproat Lake), "E" (Beaver Creek) and "F" (Cherry Creek), and one Trustee representing the District of Tofino, District of Ucluelet, and Electoral Area "C" (Long Beach).

Find out what electoral area you reside in by checking out this map: ACRD Electoral Map

The 2022 General Local Election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Contact Information

Wendy Thomson, Chief Election Officer
(250) 720-2706

Heather Zenner, Deputy Chief Election Officer
(250) 724-1356

elections@acrd.bc.ca

Vote

Notice of Election by Voting

Notice of Election - Alberni Valley & Bamfield (PDF)

Notice of Election - West Coast (PDF)


Declaration of Election by Voting - ACRD Electoral Areas (PDF)

Declaration of Election by Voting - School District 70 (Pacific Rim) (PDF)

Declaration of Election by Acclamation - ACRD Electoral Areas (PDF)

Declaration of Election by Acclamation - School District 70 (Pacific Rim) (PDF)

Information for Voters

Voters Guide For First Nations (PDF)

ACRD Board Remuneration

For more information, please view Bylaw A1090 Board - A Bylaw to Provide for Board Member Remuneration, Expenses, and Benefits (PDF).

Elections and Assent Voting
For more information, please go to: Elections and Assent Voting Bylaw
2022 Filed Nomination Papers

Electoral Areas - view filed nomination papers for director seats for electoral areas here.

School District 70 - Pacific Rim - view filed nomination papers for school trustee seats here.

Declaration of Candidates
  • Declaration of Candidates Area 'C' Long Beach September 12, 2022
  • Declaration of Candidates - School District Trustees and Electoral Area Directors - September 9, 2022
  • Information for Candidates

    Qualifications for Nominators ACRD

    Qualifications for Nominators SD

    Qualifications for Office and Campaign Financing 2022

    The Province of British Columbia has uploaded a collection of information for potential candidates.

    To help answer questions about local government and serving as an elected official check out the external links HERE.

    Key Election Dates
    DateAction or Deadline
    July 26 8:00 am - Nomination packages available for pickup
    August 15 6:00 pm - Candidate Information Session - To be held at Ucluelet Community Centre
    August 16 5:00 pm - Candidate Information Session - To be held at Tofino Municipal Office Council Chambers
    August 17 6:00 pm - Candidate Information Session - To be held at City of Port Alberni Council Chambers
    August 30 9:00 am - Nomination Period Begins
    September 9 4:00 pm - Nomination period ends
    September 9 4:00 pm - Extended Nomination Period Begins for Area 'C' Long Beach
    September 9 Declaration of Candidates
    September 12 4:00 pm - Extended Nomination Period Ends for Area 'C' Long Beach
    September 12 4:15 pm - Draw by Lot (candidates are welcome to join at the ACRD office - 3008 Fifth Avenue)
    September 13 4:00 pm - Nomination Challenge Deadline
    September 16 4:00 pm - Nomination Documents Originals to local Chief Election Officer Deadline
    September 16 Deadline for withdrawal of candidates and withdrawal of elector organization endorsement
    September 20 4:00pm - Declaration of Election by Voting
    September 20 Mail ballot requests begins
    October 5 8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Advance Voting Day
    October 12 8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Advance Voting Day
    October 15 8:00 am - 8:00 pm - Election Day
    October 15 After 8:00 pm - Preliminary Election Results
    October 19 Declaration of Official Election Results
    October 24 Judicial Recount Application Deadline
    December 2 Oath or Affirmation of Office Deadline
    January 13 Disclosure Statements Filing Deadline
    February 13 Disclosure Statements Late Filing Deadline

    Information for Voters
    There are two categories of voters who qualify to vote in local government elections in B.C., Resident Electors and Non-Resident Electors.

    A Resident Elector qualifies to vote by meeting the following criteria:

    • You are a Canadian citizen;
    • You are 18 years of age or older on or before voting day;
    • You have been a resident of BC for at least six (6) months prior to voting day;
    • You are a resident of the regional district or trustee electoral area; and
    • You are not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

    A Non-Resident Elector qualifies to vote by meeting the following criteria:

    • You are not a Resident Elector of the Electoral Area or Trustee Electoral Area;
    • You are a Canadian Citizen;
    • You are at least 18 years of age or older on or before voting day;
    • You have lived in BC for at least six (6) months prior to voting day;
    • You have owned property in the Electoral Area or Trustee Electoral Area for at least thirty (30) days prior to voting day;
    • You have been designated by the other owner(s) of the property as a Non-Resident (Property) Elector for that property; A majority of owners must complete and sign a Non-Resident Property Elector Form;
    • You are not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

    Property registered in company/corporation name does not qualify under the Local Government Act to vote in this local government election.

    Electoral Area Boundary Maps

    Find out what electoral area you reside in by checking out this map: ACRD Electoral Map

    Area A Bamfield

    Area B Beaufort

    Area C Long Beach

    Area D Sproat Lake

    Area E Beaver Creek

    Area F Cherry Creek

    Registration - Voting Day Only
    There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of all qualified electors will take place at the time of voting.

    Identification
    All electors are required to bring two (2) pieces of identification to the voting place. The identification must show the elector's identity and place of residence and at least one of the pieces of identification must show the elector's signature.

    Acceptable identification includes:

    • BC Drivers License
    • Social Insurance Card
    • BC Identification Card
    • Credit Card
    • BC Care Card or Gold Care Card
    • Property Tax Notice
    • ICBC Vehicle Insurance Registration Documents
    • Utility Bill
    • Citizenship Card
    • Note: A combined BC Driver's License and BC Care Card are considered one piece of ID
    VOTING PLACES AND LOCATIONS

    Election Day

    Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

    • Bamfield Fire Hall
      352 Pachena Road, Bamfield

    • Harold Bishop Fire Hall
      7667 Pacific Rim Highway, Port Alberni

    • Beaver Creek Fire Hall
      6038 Beaver Creek Road, Port Alberni

    • Cherry Creek Community Hall
      3720 Moore Road, Port Alberni

    • Ucluelet Community Centre
      500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet

    • Tofino Council Chambers
      380 Campbell Street, Tofino

    Advance Voting Opportunities

    Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

    • Regional District Office, Board Room
      3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni

    • Ucluelet Community Centre
      500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet

    • Tofino Council Chambers
      380 Campbell Street, Tofino

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
    • Regional District Office, Board Room
      3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni

    Mail Ballot Voting

    With amendments to the Local Government Act, ALL qualified electors may vote by mail.

    APPLYING FOR A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE:

    You must submit an application to vote by mail (PDF) to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District Office either by mail (3008 Fifth Ave., Port Alberni, BC, V9Y 2E3), fax (250-723-1327), or email (elections@acrd.bc.ca).

    For more information on voting by mail, refer to the voting by mail information (PDF).

    To request a mail ballot, fill out the Application to Vote by Mail form (PDF).

    The ACRD will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about September 26, 2022. If your application is received after October 7 and time does not permit mailing, you should arrange to pick up a package from the ACRD Office. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

    If you have any questions on the 2022 Elections please contact Chief Election Officer Wendy Thomson at 250-720-2706 or Deputy Chief Election Officer Heather Zenner at 250-724-1356.

    You can also email: elections@acrd.bc.ca.