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Byelection dates and nomination deadlines announced

City of Castlegar
By City of Castlegar
August 16th, 2016

Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Castlegar that nominations for the offices of: Councillor – 1 position, for a two-year term (November 2016 to October 2018), will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows:

By hand, mail or other delivery service at:

Castlegar City Hall,

460 Columbia Avenue,

Castlegar, BC V1N 1G7

By fax to: (250) 365-4810

By email to: tbutler@castlegar.ca

From 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, until 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23, during regular office hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 30.

Nomination packages are now available on-line at www.castlegar.ca or at Castlegar City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, during regular office hours between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, until the close of the nomination period.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE:

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day (October 29, 2016);

  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and

  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS:

Beginning Sept. 13, until the close of general voting for the By-election on Oct. 29, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at Castlegar City Hall, 460 Columbia Avenue, Castlegar, BC, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

In accordance with the Local Government Act, the City of Castlegar will be using the provincial voters list as the register of resident electors.

If your name is not on the list of registered electors and you meet the qualifications as a resident elector or a non-resident property elector, you may register on voting day by producing at least two pieces of acceptable identification, one of which must have your signature and providing proof of residency or property ownership. To register as a Non-resident property elector you must also produce written consent of the majority of the property owners (if there is more than one registered owner for the property).

OBJECTIONS TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR:

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2016.

An objection must be made in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the City of Castlegar and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the City of Castlegar.

REMOVAL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION:

An elector may request that in order to protect the privacy or security of the elector, the Chief Election Officer amend the list of registered electors that is to be available for public inspection, or that is to be provided to candidates, by omitting or obscuring the address of the elector or other information about the elector. If you wish to have this list of registered electors amended to obscure your personal information, please contact the Chief Election Officer at 365-8973 prior to Friday, September 9, 2016.

FURTHER INFORMATION is available on www.castlegar.ca or by contacting:

Tracey Butler, Chief Election Officer (250) 365-8973 or tbutler@castlegar.ca

Nicole Brown, Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 365-8953 or nbrown@castlegar.ca

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