Candidate nomination packages will be accepted until September 22 at 4 p.m.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler’s (RMOW) nomination period for the upcoming by-election on October 28, 2017 opened today at 9 a.m. Nomination packages may be submitted until 4 p.m. on September 22, 2017.
Nomination packages are available online at whistler.ca/candidates or from the Municipal Hall front desk during regular business hours.
“The nomination period is open for a period of ten days. I encourage nominees to deliver their completed nomination forms as soon as possible to allow adequate time to fulfill all of the requirements,” said Chief Election Officer Laurie-Anne Schimek. “The nomination packages have been available since August 24 and I am available to meet with potential candidates for questions related to the election and the nomination process.”
A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Canadian citizen;
- 18 years of age or older on general voting day – October 28, 2017;
- resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; and
- not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in B.C. or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.
Nomination packages may be submitted to Municipal Hall in person, by mail, email or fax during the nomination period. The nominee declaration must be signed in front of an Election Official or in advance by a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits for B.C.—photo identification is required. Originals of faxed or emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 p.m. on September 29, 2017.
Appointments to discuss nomination criteria may be scheduled with the Chief Election Officer by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Municipal Hall at 604-932-5535.
Further information regarding the nomination process may be obtained by contacting:
Election Office, Municipal Hall
604-932-5535 (toll free: 1-866-932-5535)
Mail ballot voting is available to electors who meet specific criteria. The Whistler Online Voter Guide can help you determine if you are eligible to vote, and how and where to vote. Visit whistler.ca/election for mail ballot voting information and to access the online election tool to determine voting eligibility.
To be eligible to vote in the 2017 Whistler By-Election one must either live in Whistler, or own property in Whistler but live elsewhere in B.C. You must also be a Canadian citizen. You may visit Municipal Hall during regular business hours or call 604-932-5535 to confirm whether you are already on the Resident or Non-Resident Register of Electors.
General Voting Day is Saturday, October 28, 2017, with advance voting days scheduled for October 18 and 21. One Councillor will be elected to serve the remainder of the 2014-2018 term, the position left vacant after Councillor Andrée Janyk’s tragic passing in June.