The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) reminds the community of the various voting options for the upcoming 2018 General Local Election. Advance voting days on October 10 and October 13, and mail ballot voting are available. General Voting Day will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Whistler Conference Centre.
Whistler voters will elect six council members to represent them on Whistler’s Council for a four-year term. The position of Mayor and two school trustees have been acclaimed. A full list of candidates running for the six seats on Council are available at whistler.ca/elections.
Advance voting is available on the following days and times:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Whistler Public Library, Community Room
4329 Main Street, Whistler
Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Whistler Municipal Hall
4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Mail ballot voting
Mail ballot voting is available for voters if they:
- Expect to be absent from Whistler on advance voting opportunities (Wednesday, October 10 and Saturday, October 13, 2018) and on General Voting Day (Saturday, October 20, 2018); and/or
- Have a physical disability, illness, or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity.
An Application to Vote by Mail must be submitted by 4 p.m. on October 18 in order to receive a mail ballot. Mail ballot packages are available until October 18 by Canada Post standard mail service or by pick up from Municipal Hall. Mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 8 p.m. on General Voting Day, Saturday, October 20, 2018.
General Voting Day
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Whistler Conference Centre – Garibaldi Rooms A & B
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler
Eligibility to vote
To vote in the 2018 General Local Election, the following requirements must be met:
- 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day (October 20, 2018);
- Canadian citizen;
- Resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately preceding the day of registration;
- Resident of Whistler OR registered owner of real property in the Resort Municipality of Whistler for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration; and
- Not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.
“The RMOW’s Online Voter Guide is a great online tool to help voters determine if they are eligible to vote,” said Chief Election Officer Brooke Browning, “The guide also has voting day details and other voting opportunity options available to them, and what identification and documentation are required.”
More information about Whistler’s 2018 General Local Election can be found at whistler.ca/elections.