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2023 By-Election Cherry Creek

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2023 BY-ELECTION - ELECTORAL AREA "F" (CHERRY CREEK)
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A by-election will be held for Director of Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek) on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

One (1) director to be elected, representing Cherry Creek.

Contact Information

Wendy Thomson, Chief Election Officer
(250) 720-2706
Jenny Brunn, Deputy Chief Election Officer
(250) 720-2717
elections@acrd.bc.ca

Vote

Notice of Nominations
Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek) Notice of Nomination

Nominations

The nomination period begins at 9 am on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 and ends on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 4 pm.

Starting on Friday, January 6, 2023, Nomination packages are available for pick up from the Regional District Office, 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC, during regular business office hours (8 am - 4:30 pm).

Nominations must be made separately for each candidate by at least TWO qualified nominators of Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek).

For more information, please view the Notice of Nomination.

2023 Filed Nomination Papers

Jen Smith Nomination - Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek)

Mike Sparrow Nomination - Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek)

Tom Verbrugge Nomination - Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek)

Information for Candidates

Qualifications for Nominators ACRD

Qualifications for Office and Campaign Financing 2023

ACRD Board Remuneration

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

  • Remuneration Bylaw 2023 - A1090.

    Key By-election Dates
    DateAction or Deadline
    January 6 8 am - Nomination packages available for pickup
    January 24 9 am - Nomination Period Begins
    February 3 4 pm - Nomination period ends
    February 3 4 pm - Declaration of Candidates
    February 7 4 pm - Nomination Challenge Deadline
    February 10 4 pm - Deadline for withdrawal of candidates and withdrawal of elector organization endorsement
    February 13 4 pm - Declaration of Election by Voting
    March 1 8 am - 8 pm - Advance Voting Day - Cherry Creek Hall - 3720 Moore Rd. Port Alberni, BC
    March 8 8 am - 8 pm - Advance Voting Day - Cherry Creek Hall - 3720 Moore Rd. Port Alberni, BC
    March 11 8 am - 8 pm - General Voting Day - Cherry Creek Hall - 3720 Moore Rd. Port Alberni, BC
    March 11 After 8 pm - Preliminary Election Results
    March 15 2 pm - Declaration of Official Election Results
    March 22 Oath of Office

    Candidate Information Packages and Videos

    Candidates Guide to Local Elections
    Elector Organization Guide to Local Elections in BC
    Scrutineer's Guide to General Local Elections
    Supporting a Candidate for Local Elections in BC
    Thinking of Running for Local Office
    What Every Candidate Needs to Know

    Videos

    Basics of Local Elections
    Being an Effective Elected Official
    Role of Elected Officials
    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 Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek); 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 Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek);
    • You are a Canadian Citizen;
    • You are at least 18 years of age or older on or before voting day;
    • You have owned property in Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek) 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, March 11, 2023, 8 am to 8 pm

    • Cherry Creek Community Hall
      3720 Moore Road, Port Alberni

    Advance Voting Opportunities

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 8 am to 8 pm

    Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 8 am to 8 pm

    • Cherry Creek Community Hall
      3720 Moore Road, Port Alberni

    Mail Ballot Voting

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

    More information to come on how to vote by mail.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION on the by-election for Director of Electoral Area "F" (Cherry Creek), you can email elections@acrd.bc.ca or call: Wendy Thomson, Chief Election Officer - (250) 720-2706 or Jenny Brunn, Deputy Chief Election Officer - (250) 720-2717