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2018 Municipal Election

The next local government election will be held on October 20, 2018.

Qualified Electors of the City of Rossland on October 20, 2018 will elect the following positions for a (4) four-year term ending in October 2022:

  • (1) Mayor
  • (6) Councillors
  • (1) School District No. 20 – Trustee Area 5 Trustee 

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QUALIFIED ELECTORS:

In order to vote in the 2018 City of Rossland local government election, a person must be either a Resident Elector or Non-Resident Property Elector.  

 

To qualify as a Resident Elector, a person must be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Have been a resident in the Province of British Columbia for at least 6 months prior to registering to vote;
  • Have been a resident in the City of Rossland at least 30 days prior to registering to vote; and,
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act from voting in a local election or otherwise disqualified by law.

To qualify as a Non-Resident Property Elector, a person must be:

  • A Canadian citizen;
  • At least 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • Have been a resident in the Province of British Columbia for at least 6 months prior to registering to vote;
  • Have owned real property within the City of Rossland for at least 30 days prior to registering to vote (please contact the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Election Officer if more than one person is a registered owner of the Non-Resident Property Elector’s real property within the City of Rossland); and,
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act from voting in a local election or otherwise disqualified by law.

 

 

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

The City of Rossland has adopted the Provincial Voters List as its official voter list and as such, individuals wishing to be on the voters list or verify if they are on the voters list must contact Elections BC directly.  In order to be included on the advanced voting list, you must register with Elections BC by August 28 at 4:00 p.m. Otherwise citizens will be able to register to vote just prior to voting on general voting day (please note, there is no registration on advanced voting days).

VOTER ID:  All persons must provide proof of their identification when voting either by showing acceptable identification or having someone vouch for them.  For information, please review the Elections BC link: http://elections.bc.ca/voting/voter-id/ 

THINKING OF RUNNING FOR LOCAL OFFICE?

Serving your community can be a rewarding experience. There are many good reasons to run for office—you might run to be actively involved in the local government decision-making process, to contribute your experience and knowledge to the community, to address local issues or to lead change in your community. (courtesy of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing)

In order to be eligible to run for local government office, a person must have been a resident of BC at least six months before filing their nomination documents.  In addition, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • Be a Canadian Citizen; and,
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office; or, be otherwise disqualified by law.   

For more information please read: A Candidates Guide to local government elections.pdf 

Elections BC sets the maximum expense limits for each municipality in Local Government Elections:

Rossland Mayoralty candidate:  $10,000

Rossland Council candidate:  $5,000

3rd Party Advertisers supporting a Mayor or Council candidate:  $750.00

 

For more information please read:  Guide to campaign financing in BC Local Government Elections.pdf 

The City of Rossland will be preparing nomination and endorsement packages for prospective candidates which will include information regarding specific background information on the City, its current structure and general operations.  The nomination and endorsement packages will be ready for pick-up at City Hall on Friday, July 27, 2018.

ELECTION DAY WORKERS

Are you interested in working at the polls on voting day, Saturday, October 20, 2018?  This is an opportunity to serve your community and to be involved in the local democratic election process.  Election Officials and Poll Clerks are needed to work from 7:45 am to approximately 8:45 pm; plus, addition Ballot Counters will be needed for an hour or so commencing at 8:00 pm on voting day.  If you wish to work at the election, please fill out the application and questionnaire HERE then submit it to City Hall marked to the attention of the Chief Election Officer no later than Friday, September 28, 2018.

Key 2018 Local Government Election Dates 

ELECTION PERIOD:  Monday, January 1, 2018 – Friday, September 21, 2018

NOMINATION PERIOD:  Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018

CAMPAIGN PERIOD:  Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018

GENERAL VOTING DAY:   Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Miners' Union Hall – 1765 Columbia

ADVANCED VOTING OPPORTUNITIES: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 or Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at City Hall

CAMPAIGN FINANCING DISCLOSURE STATEMENT FILING DEADLINE:   Friday, January 18, 2019

CAMPAIGN FINANCING DISCLOSURE STATEMENT LATE FILING DEADLINE with $500.00 FILING FEE:  Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Should you have any questions or require additional information regarding the 2018 election, please contact:   

Alison WorsfoldChief Elections Officer OR Kristi Calder, Deputy Chief Elections Officer at City Hall.   

 

   
 
 

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