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 2014 General Local Election 

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 The 2014 General Local Election is

Saturday, November 15, 2014

 The electors of Prince George will elect:

    • One (1) Mayor;
    • Eight (8) Councillors; and
    • Seven (7) School Trustees.

 KEY DATES

Description Date Time
Last day to meet 6 month BC residency requirement for candidates Apr 8, 2014
Last day to meet 6 month BC residency requirement for voters May 13, 2014
Candidate Nomination Packages avaialable through the Legislative Services Division at City Hall Aug 22, 2014
Nomination period begins Sep 30, 2014  9:00 a.m.
First day that campaign signs can be erected Sep 30, 2014
Nomination period ends Oct 10, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Declaration of Candidates by Chief Election Officer Oct 10, 2014
Last day to meet 30 day Prince George residency requirement for voters Oct 15, 2014
Last day to withdraw candidacy Oct 17, 2014 4:00 p.m.
1st Advance Voting Opportunity at City Hall Nov 5, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
2nd Advance Voting Opportunity at City Hall Nov 12, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
3rd Advance Voting Opportunity at UNBC Nov 13, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
General Voting Day Nov 15, 2014 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Declaration of Official Election Results by Chief Election Officer Nov 19, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Inaugural Council Meeting Dec 1, 2014
Disclosure Documents Filing Deadline Feb 13, 2015

 

 

 CANDIDATES

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 or before general voting day;
    • Resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months prior to the date of nomination; and
    • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

NOMINATION PACKAGES

For your convenience, printed copies of the 2014 General Local Election Candidate Nomination Packages are available for pick-up from 5th Floor, City Hall between 8:30 a.m and 5:00 p.m. beginning August 22, 2014.

Click here to download a copy of the 2014 General Local Election Candidate Nomination Package.

NOMINATION PERIOD

The nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m. on September 30, 2014 and ends at 4:00 p.m. on October 10, 2014. 

Nomination documents must be submitted to the Chief Election Officer within the nomination period.

WORKING FOR THE ELECTION

The City of Prince George is currently accepting applications for residents interested in working for the 2014 Local Election on General Voting Day and Advance Voting Days. If you are interested in working for the 2014 Election, please complete and submit an application form no later than September 12, 2014.

Please note that successful applicants will be required to attend a training session that corresponds to their assigned role.  

The City of Prince George thanks all residents that apply to work for the 2014 Local Election. Please note that we will be making staffing assignment decisions after the September 12th applicaiton deadline. Only those hired will be contacted.

 

ELECTORS

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELECTORS
 

RESIDENT

You are eligible to vote in the Prince George General 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 general voting day;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before you register to vote;
  • have lived in the City of Prince George for at least 30 days before you register to vote; and,
  • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.
NON-RESIDENT
You are eligible to vote in the Prince George General Local Election as a non-resident property 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 general voting day;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before you register to vote;
  • have lived in the City of Prince George for at least 30 days before you register to vote;
  • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election; and,
  • are the registered owner of property in the City of Prince George for at least 30 days before you register to vote.

Non-resident property electors will be asked to complete a Non-Resident Property Elector Registration Form, the form is available on the website and will also be available at voting location on advanced, special and general voting days.

If there is more than one registered owner of the real property, only one owner is eligible to vote. The property owners must complete a Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form, appointing one person as the non-resident property elector. The appointed non-resident property elector must present the completed form to the Presiding Election Official at the voting location.


VOTER REGISTRATION

The City of Prince George uses same-day voter registration.
This means you do not need to register in advance to vote in the Prince George General Local Election.

Click here for a list of acceptable identification that will provide proof of your identity and place of residence.
Please note that at least one of the two documents of acceptable identification must contain your signature.
** Combination BC Care Card and BC Driver's License only count as one document**

VOTING ASSISTANCE

All voting locations are made as accessible possible to people with disabilities or impaired mobility. If you find it difficult to enter a voting location, you may request an Election Official to bring a ballot to you in the parking lot or curbside.

If you are unable to mark your own ballot or require a translator, you may ask an Election Official, friend or relative to help you. Anyone assisting an elector with filling out a ballot will be required to sign a Declaration of Persons Assisting an elector to Mark a Ballot form.

The City has secured an "AutoMARK" voting machine for use in the advance voting opportunities at City Hall. This new voting machine can assist people with a wide range of disabilities or impairments to vote independently, rather than using an assistant to help them vote. The AutoMark ballot-marking machine will provide autonomy to voters who are blind, visually impaired, or have another disability or condition that makes it difficult for them to traditionally mark a ballot.

MAIL BALLOTS

As per City of Prince George Bylaw No. 6067, 1993, any electors who will be absent or have a physical disability, illness or injury that prevents them from voting at a voting location on the advance and general voting days may vote by mail ballot.

Please contact the Chief Election Officer at (250) 561-7602 for more information. 

VOTING LOCATIONS AND DATES

Qualified electors can vote from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following voting locations:

Click here for a voting location map, or click the locations below for a site map.

DATE LOCATION
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 (Advanced Voting Day)  City Hall
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 (Advanced Voting Day)  City Hall
Thursday November 13, 2014 (Advanced Voting Day)  UNBC - Doug Little Lounge 
   
 Saturday, November 15, 2014 (General Voting Day) Blackburn Community Centre
  DP Todd Secondary School
Edgewood Elementary School
John McInnis Centre
Kelly Road Secondary School
Malaspina Elementary School
Ron Brent Elementary School
Vanway Elementary School

KEY ELECTION STATUTES AND DOCUMENTS

Click the links below to find pertinent legislation and information in regards to the City of Prince George 2014 General Local Election.

City of Prince George Election and Other Voting Procedures Bylaw No. 6067, 1993

Local Elections Campaign Financing Act

Financial Disclosure Act

Local Government Act

Elections BC

 Please note the following documents available through the Elections BC website:

    • Third Party Sponsor Guide to Local Elections in B.C.
    • Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C.

Ministry of Community, Sport & Cultural Development

Please note the following webinar available through the website: 

    • What Candidates Need to Know for the 2014 General Local Election

 Please note the following documents available through the website:

    • Local Elections in B.C.: What Every Candidate Needs to Know
    • Candidate's Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C.
    • Elector Organization Guide to Local Government Elections in B.C.
    • Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.
    • Guide to Supporting a Candidate for Local Government Elections in B.C.

RESULTS

Candidate Total Advance Nov 5 Advance Nov 12 Advance Nov 13 Special Mail Kelly Road Vanway Blackburn DP Todd Edgewood John McInnis Malaspina Ron Brent
MAYOR
COUNCILLOR

 

 

Contacts
Full Name: Walter Babicz
Job Title: Chief Election Officer
Company: City of Prince George 5th Floor City Hall, 1100 Patricia Boulevard, Prince George BC, V2L 3V9
Business Phone: 250.561.7602
E-mail Address: wbabicz@city.pg.bc.ca
Fax Number: 250.561.0183


 
Full Name: Deanna Wasnik
Job Title: Deputy Chief Election Officer
Company: City of Prince George 5th Floor City Hall, 1100 Patricia Boulevard, Prince George, BC V2L 3V9
Business Phone: 250.561.7602
E-mail Address: dwasnik@city.pg.bc.ca
Fax Number: 250.561.0183


 

 







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