Civic election Saturday

Ballot: Voters will need to bring two pieces of ID.

  • Nov. 13, 2014 8:00 a.m.

General voting will be open to qualified electors in the City of Salmon Arm on Saturday, Nov. 15 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Polling stations will be located at the SASCU Recreation Centre at 2550 10th Ave. NE, the North Canoe Community Hall at 7210 51st St. NE and the Gleneden Hall at 4901- 50th Ave. NW.

The City of Salmon Arm uses electronic voting machines. Voting for candidates is still done by hand, on paper ballots, but the vote counting is done electronically.

Manual counts of each vote are no longer required, which means that unofficial results are usually available within an hour of the closure of the polls.

There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of all electors will take place at the time of voting. The City of Salmon Arm does not maintain a voters list. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:

• You are 18 years of age as of day of the election

• You are a Canadian citizen

• You have lived in B.C. for at least six months prior to registering to vote

• You are a resident of or registered owner of real property in the City of Salmon Arm for at least 30 days prior to registering to vote

• You are not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Resident electors will be required to produce two pieces of identification (at least one containing a signature) proving both identity and residency.

Non-resident property electors must provide two pieces of identification plus proof that you are entitled to register in relation to the property, like a 2014 land title or assessment notice.

Sicamous

Voting takes place at the municipal hall in council chambers from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Ballots in Sicamous are not electronic, and will be hand-counted.

Election night

For all the results as they come in, check out the Salmon Arm Observer’s website at www.saobserver.net.

Observer reporters will be posting results as they come in Saturday night from the polling stations across the region, including the City of Salmon Arm, the District of Sicamous, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District and School District #83.

Polls close at 8 p.m.

 

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