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Who can vote?

You are eligible to vote if you are:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of BC for at least six months immediately preceding voting day
  • A resident OR registered owner of property in the Comox Valley including the City of Courtenay, Village of Cumberland, Electoral Area A (excluding Denman and Hornby Islands) and Electoral Areas B and C
  • Not otherwise disqualified by law from voting 

Voters are allowed to cast only one ballot, even if they live in one jurisdiction and own property in another jurisdiction. 

Where to Vote

On November 28, 2015, any eligible voter can vote between 8 am and 8 pm at any of these voting places:

  • Union Bay community hall, 5401 Island Highway South, Union Bay
  • Royston elementary school, 3830 Warren Ave, Royston
  • North Island Distance Education School (NIDES – formerly Tsolum elementary school), 2505 Smith Rd, Courtenay
  • Cultural centre Moncrief hall, 2674 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland
  • Courtenay elementary school, 1540 McPhee Ave, Courtenay (voting day headquarters)
  • Queneesh elementary school, 2345 Mission Rd, Courtenay
  • Living Waters church, 2222 Regent Road 

Advance voting will be held on November 18 and November 25, between 8 am and 8 pm each day, at the CVRD boardroom at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay. 

What You Need to Vote

A voter must produce two pieces of identification. At least one must show their signature and one must show their actual residential address. Photo ID is not required.

Examples of acceptable ID include:

  • BC driver’s license 
  • BC identification card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch
  • BC services card (note: where the driver’s license and care card are combined, that is treated as one piece of ID)
  • An Owner’s certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License issued by ICBC
  • A social insurance number card
  • A tax notice
  • A credit card or debit card
  • A firearm permit
  • A utility bill such as a hydro bill, telephone bill, natural gas bill, water bill or cable bill, showing residential address.

You are eligible to vote if you are homeless, provided that you meet the requirements to vote and can produce acceptable ID. If a person does not have 2 pieces of ID to prove both identity and residency, they can provide a minimum of one piece of ID that demonstrates evidence of the person's identity and swear a “Declaration of Residency” in the presence of the voting official. The requirements to vote means that the person is 18 or older, a Canadian citizen, a resident of BC for six months before voting day, a resident or registered owner of property in the proposed service area for 30 days before voting day and not otherwise disqualified from voting.

Examples of acceptable ID include:

  • BC identification card issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch
  • BC services card (note: where the driver’s license and care card are combined, that is treated as one piece of ID)
  • A social insurance number card
  • A credit card or debit card
  • A library card
  • A letter issued by a shelter
  • A prescription bottle

Advanced Voting Opportunities

There will be advance voting opportunities, on November 18 and November 25, between 8 am and 8 pm each day, at the CVRD boardroom at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay. 

Non-resident Property Electors

You may be able to vote as a non-resident property elector. You would have to be 18 years or older, a Canadian citizen, a resident of BC for at least six months before voting day, and a property owner in the proposed service area for at least 30 days before voting day. The property cannot be registered in a corporate name. If more than one person owns the property, a majority of the owners must consent in writing to one of the owners voting. 

To make sure you have the required documentation to vote, you should contact the CVRD offices at elections@comoxvalleyrd.ca for more information about voting as a non-resident property elector before coming to a voting place. 

Vote by Mail

Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:

  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, OR
  • expect to be absent from the CVRD on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities. 

Mail ballot packages were sent out on or about November 9, 2015. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the chief election officer no later than 8 pm on Saturday, November 28, 2015.