The Chamber of Commerce hosted a candidate’s forum for the mayor and councillor candidates in the upcoming election. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Voting in Revelstoke: Where, when and what you need

The next general election for the City of Revelstoke and the Columbia Shuswap Regional District are on Oct. 20, 2018.

Who can vote:

Resident electors (people who live in the municipality) must be:

A Canadian citizen.

18 years of age or older on day of registration

Resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before the day of registration.

Resident of the municipality for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration.

Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and not otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-resident property electors (persons who own property in the municipality but do no reside in the municipality) must be:

A Canadian citizen.

18 years of age or older on day of registration.

Resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately before the day of registration.

Registered owner of real property in the municipality for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration.

Not entitled to register as a resident elector.

Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and not otherwise disqualified by law.

If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

How to vote:

The City of Revelstoke will not be using a Voters List for the 2018 Local General Election, so ensure appropriate identification is brought with you on Voting Day.

For a resident elector: produce at least two documents (at least one with a signature) that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity and place of residence, or produce at least two documents (at least one with a signature) that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity and make a solemn declaration as to the applicant’s place of residence, or produce one document that provides evidence of the applicant’s identity (must contain a signature) and make a solemn declaration as the second document providing evidence of identity and residency.

For a non-resident property elector: produce at least two documents (at least one with a signature) that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity, or produce one document that provides evidence of the applicant’s identity (must contain a signature) and make a solemn declaration as the second document providing evidence of identity.

A person wishing to register as a non-resident property elector must also provide proof satisfactory to the election official that the person is entitled to register in relation to the property (e.g., a Land Title Office search showing the individual as a registered owner) and, if applicable, the written consent of the other registered owners of the property.

Acceptable identification includes:

BC Driver’s License

BC CareCard or GoldCard

BC Identification Card

Citizenship Card

Credit or Debit Card

ICBC Certificate of Insurance

Residential Property Tax Notice

Social Insurance Card

Utility Bill

The City of Revelstoke will be using an automated vote counting system.

Where to vote:

Advanced Voting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018 in the McPherson Room at the City of Revelstoke Community Centre located at 600 Campbell Avenue from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

General Voting Day is Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the City of Revelstoke Community Centre located at 600 Campbell Avenue from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

In the following pages you will find all of the candidates for mayor, city council, regional district and school board that responded to the Review’s questionnaire. Each candidate got one quarter page. If they wrote too long to fit in their spot the rest of their statement can be found on our website.

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