All electors are eligible to vote during:
Voting is held from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm November 9, 16 and 19, at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre, 747 Jones Street, Qualicum Beach, BC. All ballots cast on November 9, 16 and 19, 2011 are counted after the polls close at 8:00 pm on November 19, 2011.
You can apply to vote by mail if you meet the following requirements:
1. You are already registered to vote as either a resident elector OR a non-resident property elector; and
Electors who are eligible and wish to vote by mail ballot should contact Town Hall to confirm they are on the List of Registered Electors, and then apply to vote by mail by completing the required form. Click here to view the form
Electors are responsible to ensure their mail ballot is received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 pm on November 19, 2011. Late mail ballots are not considered, regardless of postmark or other proof of effort to deliver. Additionally, mail ballots can only be counted if all the required information, security envelopes and signatures are provided.
If you are unable to mark, read or translate your ballot, an election official, friend or relative may assist you, after making a solemn declaration to not influence you and to keep your vote secret.
If you can travel to the voting place (QB Civic Centre), but find it difficult to get out of your car and into the building, you may request 'curb side' voting and election officials will bring your ballot to you! Send someone into the Voting Place, or call 250.927.5010 or 250.927.5012, to request 'curb side voting' when you arrive to vote.
A single composite ballot is used for the offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Trustee. Candidate names are listed in alphabetical order by the last name. The Town uses an automated vote counting system. Votes marked on the ballot are 'read' by an optical scanning device in the vote counting unit.
Do NOT use marks like (√) or (X) on the ballot. Instead, mark the ballot by completely filling in the oval next to your choice, using only the special marking pen provided. Under voting (voting for fewer candidates than seats available) is legal and votes will be counted. If you spoiled your ballot inadvertently, ask an election official for a new ballot. After marking your ballot, place your ballot face down on the vote counting unit and wait to confirm the ballot was accepted. The automated vote tabulator will scan the ballot and read the completed ovals to make your vote count when votes are tallied at 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
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.