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Elections

The greatest and most important public participation opportunity citizens  have in government is during the municipal election.  Citizens vote for who they want to represent them and make decisions on their behalf for the betterment of the community.

The Administration Department is responsible for conducting the Local Government Elections, held every four years, for the offices of Mayor, Councillors(6) and School Trustee. The next local government election will be held on the Saturday October 20, 2018. 

If you are interested in Running for Office, nomination packages will be available for pick up at Town Hall or online in August 2018.

To confirm you are on the List of Registered Electors for the Town of Sidney, please contact Elections BC. 

GENERAL ELECTOR INFORMATION:

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

To register as a resident or non-resident elector you must meet the following qualifications: 

Resident Electors:

  • 18 years of age or older; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a resident of the Town of Sidney for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and not otherwise disqualified by law.

Resident Electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove both residency and identity.

  Non-Resident Property Electors:

  • 18 years of age or older; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the Town of Sidney for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not eligible to register as a resident elector of the Town of Sidney; and
  • the only persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election and not otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • 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.

Non-Resident Property Electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identify, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property and, if there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the other property owners. This consent must be provided at the time of registration. (Consent forms are available at the Town of Sidney office).

The following are examples of acceptable identification:  BC Driver’s Licence; BC Identification Card; BC Care Card, Social Insurance Card; Citizenship Card; Owner’s Certificate of Insurance & Vehicle Licence; Real Property Taxation Notice; Credit Card or Debit Card issued by a bank; and a Utility Bill (water, electrical, gas).