There are two steps to voting in a Local Government Election. First you must make sure that you are registered, and second, go to your voting place on voting day.
Register to Vote
You must register to vote. City of Delta uses the Provincial Voters List to determine who is eligible to vote in Delta. If you voted in the last provincial election, your name will appear on the Provincial Voters List, and will automatically be placed on the Delta Voters List.
If your name is not on the Provincial Voters List, you may have your name added to the list. In order to register, update or confirm your voter registration for these elections prior to June 1, 2018, visit Elections BC’s Online Voter Registration system at www.elections.bc.ca or call Elections BC toll free at 1-800-661-8683 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
You may register to have your name added to the Delta Voters List after June 1, 2018 as follows:
- in person at City Hall, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, or at the North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Avenue, during regular business hours;
- by mail, by completing a registration form and sending it to the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall (until August 28, 2018), or
- in person, at your voting place, on voting day.
To register at the time of voting
you must produce two (2) pieces of identification to verify your identity and residency (at least one piece of identification must contain your signature). Examples of acceptable identification are:
- BC Drivers License/ BC Identification Card
- BC Care Card
- BC Services Card
- Canadian Citizenship Card/ Passport
- Utility Bill (phone, hydro, cable etc.)
- as a Non-Resident Property Elector
- Please contact the Office of the City Clerk at (604) 946-3220 for more information on how to register as a Non-Resident Property Elector.
Delta Registered Voters List Information and Privacy
The Delta List of Electors is made available for public viewing and is provided to each candidate and Elector Organization participating in the election. The list contains the names of all registered voters, as well as other personal information such as the voter's residential address.
To protect your privacy you may request that your address be omitted or obscured from the list of electors by August 30, 2018. If requested to do this, the Chief Election Officer must comply with your request and the list will be amended. Please note that this request must be submitted at every election or by-election.
Go to Your Voting Place to Vote
You can vote any time between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election at the voting place set up for your neighbourhood. A "Where to Vote" card will be mailed to all registered electors well before voting day. If voting as a Non-Resident Property Elector, you must vote at the voting place for the area in which your property is located.
If you have moved since your registration on the Delta Voters List, you must vote at the voting place for where you are living on voting day.
At the voting place your name and address will be checked against the List of Electors. If not previously registered, you will be asked to do so. Before receiving a ballot to vote, all persons must sign a declaration that they are "eligible to vote and have not voted before in this election".