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  • Candidate Profiles

Elections

The next general local election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Candidates were declared at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 9th.

DECLARATION OF ELECTION BY VOTING

CANDIDATE PROFILES

The Sicamous Chamber of Commerce will be hosting All-Candidate Forums and a Mayoral Debate on September 29th and October 4th. Learn More!

Election Signage Regulations

Local governments have the authority to regulate the size, placement, maintenance, and removal of election signs. Within the District of Sicamous, election signage is regulated by Sign Bylaw No. 814, 2011.

Conditions for placement of election signage:

  • Election signage may not be installed before the start of the nomination period. Signage must be removed within four (4) days after the election;
  • Signage may be no larger than 1 m2 in area;
  • Signage may only be placed on private property with the consent of the owner or occupier;
  • Signage may not obstruct or otherwise interfere with sight lines or movement of motor vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists or any other, or obstruct the visibility of regulatory signs or other traffic control devices; and
  • Signage must not be displayed or distributed within 100 meters (328 feet) of the voting place on days designated as voting days (map attached).

Election signage may be removed for cause if considered by the CEO as not meeting the requirements of this notice or District of Sicamous Sign Bylaw No. 814, 2011.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regulates sign placement on highway rights-of-way. Please refer to the Ministry’s policy found here

Campaign Advertising & Financing Rules

If you have questions regarding campaign advertising rules or financing and disclosure rules, please contact Elections BC directly at 1-800-661-8683 or electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.

Resources

The Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in BC answers questions about who can and cannot vote, identification requirements and how to register.

Am I Eligible to Vote?
If you live or own property in Sicamous, you may be eligible to vote in Sicamous’ municipal election if you meet all requirements as either a:

You can only vote once in Sicamous’ municipal election. To receive a ballot you must:

  • qualify as either a resident or non-resident property elector; and
  • not be disqualified from voting under any law.

 

Stay tuned for more information on how to cast your vote for the
2022 General Local Election!

Register for a Mail-Ballot Package between August 2 and October 7, 2022.

Application for Mail Ballot

Complete this application form and email, fax, mail, or deliver it to the Chief Election Officer:
Attn: Sarah Kyllo, Chief Election Officer
446 Main Street, PO Box 219
Sicamous, BC VOE 2V0
skyllo@sicamous.ca
(f) 250-836-4314

This Election, Mail Ballot Voting is available for resident electors and non-resident property electors.

Here's What You Need to Know!

  • Legislation was updated in 2021 that allows all electors to vote by mail if authorized by bylaw. Council has adopted the Election & Assent Voting Amending Bylaw No. 1017, 2022 that provides eligible electors to vote-by-mail for the 2022 General Local Election.
  • Registration for a Mail Ballot Voting Package will be between August 2 and October 7, 2022.
  • The District uses Same-Day Voter Registration – the Mail Ballot Package will include your application to register. Proof of identity and residency will still be required, and electors that vote by mail can still be challenged pursuant to the Local Government Act. Please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250-836-5263 or corporate@sicamous.ca if you have any questions.
  • Mail Ballot Packages may be mailed to you or picked up at Municipal Hall (446 Main Street) during regular office hours by the applicant or an Authorized Person.
  • Mail Ballots will be accepted at Municipal Hall (446 Main St) until the polls close at 8:00 p.m. on General Voting Day – October 15, 2022.
  • Mail-in Ballots will include Candidates for District of Sicamous Mayor and Council.

The District has satisfied the number of Election Officials required to administer the upcoming 2022 General Local Election. 

Election Officials are responsible for:

  • Registering voters and verifying identification.
  • Explaining the voting process and issuing ballots.
  • Assisting voters as required.
  • Assisting with the packing of equipment and supplies and the closing of the voting place at the end of the day.

 Election Officials must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Be legally entitled to work in British Columbia.
  • Attend a mandatory training session.
  • Not be related to any candidate running for office in the municipal election.
  • Not be actively working for any election campaign or any candidate.
  • Be able to work on both Voting Days: Wednesday October 5, 2022 & Saturday October 15, 2022

General local elections are the most direct way for you to influence your local government by determining the individuals who make decisions and govern on your behalf. In B.C., General Local Elections are held every four years on the third Saturday in October

Who does what in a General Local Election? 

Area of administration Who is responsible
Voting and ballots Local election officers
Nomination process Local election officers
Advertising rules Elections BC
Campaign financing and disclosure rules Elections BC
Registration of elector organizations and third party sponsors Elections BC
School trustees/school board elections Ministry of Education and Child Care
Legislation for local elections  Ministry of Municipal Affair

Resources: