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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 to elect local Trustees.

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

Contact Information

Wendy Thomson, Chief Elections Officer
(250) 720-2706
wthomson@acrd.bc.ca

Heather Zenner, Deputy Chief Elections Officer
(250) 724-1356
hzenner@acrd.bc.ca

Vote

Elections and Asset Voting
For more information, please go to: Elections and Asset Voting Bylaw
Information for Candidates

Qualifications for Nominators ACRD

Qualifications for Nominators SD70

Qualifications for Office and Campaign Financing

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 the Province has also partnered with the Local Government Leadership Academy, Local Government Management Association and the Union of BC Municipalities to produce VIDEOS

Key Election Dates
DateAction or Deadline
July 26 8:00 am - Nomination packages available for pickup
August 30 9:00 am - Nomination Period Begins
September 9 4:00 pm - Nomination period ends
September 9 Declaration of Candidates
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 19 Declaration of Election by Voting
September 20 Mail ballot requests begins
September 23 Mail ballot issued
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 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 and 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;
  • 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 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
Beaufort Map

Cherry Creek Map

Long Beach Map

Sproat Lake Map

Beaver Creek Map

Bamfield Map

Voting
Public Notice will be given to electors on September 19 of a Notice of Election by voting or Acclamation for the ACRD Electoral Area Directors and School District 70 Trustees.

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 electors place of residence and at least one of the pieces of identification must show the electors 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 Drivers License and BC Care Card are considered 1 piece of ID
VOTING PLACES AND LOCATIONS
Election Day

Saturday, October 15, 2022 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Locations to be announced

Advance Voting Opportunities

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Locations to be announced

Voting by Mail
With amendments to the Local Government Act, ALL qualified electors may vote by mail. REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE: More details and procedures on mail ballot voting to follow.

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