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Aug 01, 2018

Local Government Elections – October 20, 2018 



ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

 The 2018 Local Government Elections for the Offices of Mayor, Councillor and School Trustee will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018

                                         Am I Eligible to Vote?                                         


You are eligible to vote in a local election as a Resident Elector when you:

  • are 18 years of age or older when you register to vote or will be 18 years of age or older on October 20, 2018 (General Voting Day)
  • are a Canadian citizen
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration
  • have been a resident of Delta for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration
  • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election

You are eligible to vote in a local election as a Non-Resident Property Elector when you:

  • are not entitled to register as a Resident Elector
  • are 18 years of age or older when you register to vote or will be 18 years of age or older on October 20, 2018 (General Voting Day)
  • are a Canadian citizen
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration
  • are the registered owner of real property in Delta for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration
    • If there is more than one person who is the registered owner of real property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a Non-Resident Property Elector in relation to that property.
  • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election

Note:

  • Landed immigrants who are not yet Canadian citizens, are not eligible to vote
  • No Corporation is entitled to vote

                                 Tsawwassen First Nation Lands                                 

Resident and Non-Resident Property Electors of Tsawwassen First Nation Lands are eligible to vote in the Local Government Elections for the Office of School Trustee for the Delta Board of Education (School District #37).  Tsawwassen First Nation Lands are not within the boundaries of the City of Delta; therefore, Tsawwassen First Nation Lands Resident and Non-Resident Property Electors are not eligible to vote for the Offices of Mayor and Councillor.

                                     How do I Register to Vote?                                     

You must be registered to vote.  The City of Delta uses the BC Provincial Voters List to determine who is eligible to vote in Delta.  If you are registered as a Provincial Voter, as a resident of Delta or Tsawwassen First Nation Lands, your name has been automatically placed on the Delta Voters List.

  1. Advance Registration will be permitted until the close of regular business at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

    If your name is not on the Provincial Voters List, you may still register to have your name added to the Delta Voters List, at the following offices, during regular business hours 8:30 am to 4:45 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Thursday (except statutory holidays):

    Office of the City Clerk
    Delta City Hall
    4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent
    Delta, BC  (Ladner)
    Municipal Service Office
    North Delta Recreation Centre
    11415 – 84th Avenue
    Delta, BC  (North Delta)

  2. If you have not registered in advance, you may register at a voting place on designated voting days.

    Identification Required to Register on Voting Day

    Two (2) pieces of identification to verify your identity and residency (at least one piece of identification must contain your signature) will be requested. Examples of acceptable identification are:
    • BC Drivers Licence/ Identification Card*
    • BC CareCard*
    • Canadian Citizenship Card/ Passport
    • Utility Bill (phone, hydro, cable etc.)
    *Please note that the combined BC Drivers Licence/BC CareCard is considered one (1) piece of identification.

Delta Voters List:  Information and Privacy

The Delta Voters List is made available for public viewing and upon request, is provided to each candidate participating in the election, for use as defined by the Local Government Act.  The list contains the names of all registered voters and their residential address.

If you wish to have your personal information, (your address or other information about you) omitted from or obscured on the list, you must submit a written request to the Chief Election Officer before August 28, 2018.  Upon request, the Chief Election Officer must update the list provided to candidates and the list that is available for public viewing, by omitting or obscuring the requested information.


For additional information regarding any of the above, please contact:

Office of the City Clerk
City of Delta
4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent
Delta, BC    V4K 3E2

604-946-3220
604-946-3390 (Fax)
clerks@delta.ca
www.delta.ca/elections