You are eligible to vote in the Town of Qualicum Beach as a Resident Elector if you:
You may only register in relation to one piece of property. If more than one person owns the property, only one of the owners may register and that person must have the written consent of the majority of the owners. If you own the property with a corporation, none of the owners of the property are eligible to vote. In accordance with the Local Government Act, the only persons who are registered owners, either as joint tenants or tenants-in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust.
How do you know if you are a resident of, or if the property you own is within the boundaries of, the Town of Qualicum Beach? Many area residents have a Qualicum Beach postal address but are actually located within an electoral area of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN). One test is, to whom do you pay your property taxes, the Town or the Province of BC? You can also check the RDN boundary map and the Town of Qualicum Beach Street Names List, or call Town Hall to confirm. If you are a RDN resident, or property owner, please visit the RDN website, or contact their Corporate Administration Offices, 6300 Hammond Bay Road, Nanaimo, in person or by toll free phone at 1-877-607-4111 for requirements and information on their electoral area election process.
Starting October 4, 2011 at 8:30 am until the close of voting November 19, 2011, a copy of the List of Registered Electors will be available for public inspection at Town Hall after signing to confirm viewing is for election purposes only.
Beginning October 4, 2011, until October 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm, an elector can submit a written objection to the registration of a person on the list, if the person has died or is not qualified to be registered.
Protection of Privacy - An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from, or obscured on, the List of Registered Electors.
Deputy Chief Election Officer
Heather Svensen, Deputy Corporate Administrator
Office Hours Telephone: 250.738.2207
Voting Day Telephone: 250.927.5012
The above information has been prepared for the convenience of the public and to provide assistance in understanding the local government election process and does not cover every aspect of local elections. It is not intended to be a complete and comprehensive document nor is it a substitution for the legislation contained in Part 3 of the Local Government Act or any other act. For detailed information on all aspects of voting or running for office in local government elections, refer to the Local Government Act or visit the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website on local government elections here.