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2018 Local Government Election - Where to Vote

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Where to Vote
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GENERAL VOTING
GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and School District No. 70 (Alberni) on:

Saturday, October 20, 2018
between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm
at the following locations:

Location Address Area(s)
Bamfield Fire Hall 352 Pachena Road
Bamfield, BC
Bamfield
Huu-ay-aht
Uchucklesaht
Ucluelet Community Centre 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet, BC Long Beach
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ
Toquaht
Tofino Council Chambers 380 Campbell St, Tofino, BC Long Beach
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ
Toquaht
Harold Bishop Fire Hall 7667 Pacific Rim Highway, Port Alberni, BC Sproat Lake
Long Beach
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ
Toquaht
Beaver Creek Fire Hall 6038 Beaver Creek Rd, Port Alberni, BC Beaver Creek
Beaufort
Cherry Creek Community Hall 3720 Moore Rd, Port Alberni, BC Cherry Creek

First Nations Voting Information for the 2018 Local Government Election

Alberni Valley First Nations Map

Qualified electors should vote at the voting place within the area in which they reside or qualify as a non-resident property elector.

ADVANCED VOTING OPPORTUNITIES
ADVANCED VOTING OPPORTUNITES will be open to qualified electors of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District and School District No. 70 (Alberni) as follows:

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Location Address Area(s)
Ucluelet Community Centre 500 Matterson Dr, Ucluelet, BC Long Beach
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ
Toquaht
Tofino Council Chambers 380 Campbell St, Tofino, BC Long Beach
Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ
Toquaht
Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District Office 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC All areas

and

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Location Address Area(s)
Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District Office 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC All areas

SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY
A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be provided on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 to qualified electors who are patients or residents of the following care facilities:

Location Address Time
Rainbow Gardens/Tsawaayuus 6151 Russell Place, Port Alberni, BC 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Echo Village 4200 - 10th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC 10:30 am to 12:00pm
Fir Park Village 4411 Wallace Street, Port Alberni, BC 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
West Coast General Hospital 3949 Port Alberni Highway 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Mail Ballot Voting
Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:

  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, OR
  • expect to be absent from the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities
  • Reside in Electoral Areas: "A' (Bamfield), "B" (Beaufort), "C' (Long Beach), "D" (Sproat Lake), "E" (Beaver Creek), "F" (Cherry Creek)or Maa-nulth First Nations: Huu-ay-aht First Nations, Toquaht Nation, Uchucklesaht Tribe Government or Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ Government that are remote from the voting places at which they are entitled to vote where their only access to their residence is by boat or aircraft, or their travel time by road from their residence to the nearest voting place at which the person is entitled to vote is greater than thirty (30) minutes.

REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE:

Before 4 pm on October 18, 2018 you must submit an Application to Vote by Mail to the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District either by mail (3008 5th Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2E3), fax (250-723-1327) or email wthomson@acrd.bc.ca.

The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about October 1, 2018. If your application is received after October 12th and time does not permit mailing, you should arrange to pick up a package fro the ACRD Office, 3008 5th Ave Port Alberni, BC. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

Elector Registration
There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements.

  • 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day
  • Canadian citizen
  • resident of BC for at least six (6) months immediately preceding the day of registration
  • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the regional district electoral area or trustee electoral area for at least thirty (30) days immediately preceding the day of registration, and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

Resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners. Written consent forms are available for download here.

For further information on the 2018 Election contact Wendy Thomson, Chief Election Officer or Shelli Lyle, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-720-2700.