Notice of election by voting: Regional District Kitimat-Stikine

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to the electors of Electoral Area C and electors of Electoral Area E of the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine that an Election by voting is necessary to elect a Director for each of these Electoral Areas and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

Electoral Area C – It includes the following communities: Brauns Island, Butedale, Chimdemash, Copperside, Dutch Valley, Gitaus, Gossan, Jackpine Flats, Kemano, Kitasoo/Klemtu, Kitamaat Village, Kitsumkalum, Kleanza, Lakelse Lake, New Remo, North Terrace, Old Remo, Rosswood, Usk

One person to be elected:

• Surname: Bidgood

Usual Name: Bruce

Residential Address: 4413 Maroney Ave. (Terrace)

Surname: Holzbauer

Usual Name: Martin

Residential Address: 3884 Kirkaldy St. (Thornhill)

Surname: McKean

Usual Name: Gill

Residential Address: 908 Matson Rd. (Terrace)

Electoral Area E – is generally described as Thornhill and includes Kulspai

One person to be elected:

• Surname: Hammond

Usual Name: Jeffery

Residential Address: 11- 3117 Clark St. (Thornhill)

• Surname: Ramsey

Usual Name: Ted

Residential Address: 2660 Penner St. (Thornhill)

Voting Opportunities for Electoral Area C

General Voting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre, 3120 Highway 16 East, Thornhill
  • Terrace Sportsplex Banquet Room, 3320 Kalum St., Terrace
  • Rosswood Community Hall, 4145 Kalum Lake Dr., Rosswood
  • Haisla Nation Council, 500 Gitksan, Haisla, B.C.

Advance Voting opportunity for Electoral Area C will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 & 12, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Terrace Sportsplex Multipurpose Room, 3320 Kalum St., Terrace

Voting Opportunities for Electoral Area E

General Voting will be held on: Saturday, Oct.15, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Northwest Trades & Employment Training Centre, 3120 Highway 16 East, Thornhill
  • Terrace Sportsplex Banquet Room, 3320 Kalum St., Terrace

Advance Voting opportunity for Electoral Area E will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5 & 12, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Terrace Sportsplex Multipurpose Room, 3320 Kalum St., Terrace

MAIL BALLOT VOTING AVAILABLE FOR ALL ELECTORAL AREAS

Qualified electors may vote by mail.

REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE:

Before 4 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2022 you must complete an application to vote by mail and the application must be submitted to the Regional District office #300, 4545 Lazelle Ave., Terrace, BC, V8G 4E1. The application to vote by mail is available by telephone 250-615-6100, toll free 1-800-663-3208, fax 250-635-9222, email info@rdks.bc.ca or on our website www.rdks.bc.ca

The following information is required:

  1. Full name
  2. Residential address
  3. Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors)
  4. Method of delivery of your mail ballot package:

    (a) pick up at Regional District office

    (b) regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR

    (c) regular letter mail through Canada Post to alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package

  5. If you are not on the list of electors, to ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector.

The Regional District will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about Sept. 29, 2022. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.15, 2022.

Elector Registration

Resident Electors

If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • Resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • Resident of OR registered owner of real property in the electoral area for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • Not otherwise disqualified by law from voting

Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

Non-Resident Property Elector

A person who is not a resident of the applicable Electoral Area, but who has been a registered owner of real property in the applicable Electoral Area for at least 30 days before General Voting Day may register as a non-resident property elector. Non-resident property electors will be required to provide evidence of ownership of the real property and the written consent of a majority of the other property owners (if any) that they are entitled to register for the jointly owned property. If there is more than one registered owner of real property either as joint tenants or tenants in common, only one of these individuals may register as a non-resident property elector.

Further information on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine Office at 250-615-6100 or toll free 1-800-663-3208 or the Chief Election Officer at 250-635-1907

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