What you need to know to vote in the civic election

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.

  • Nov. 11, 2014 9:00 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 Street NE and the Gleneden Hall at 4901- 50th Avenue NW.

Advance polling is available today, Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the council chambers in City Hall at 500 – Second Avenue NE.

Special voting will take place at  Hillside Village, Bastion Place and Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Thursday, Nov. 13.

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 BC 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.

 

 

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