Advance voting and mail ballot voting available for electors unable to vote on October 28
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) is reminding qualified electors to plan ahead to vote in the Whistler 2017 By-Election. Advance voting days and mail ballot voting are available for qualified electors who are unable to vote on General Voting Day. General Voting Day will be held Saturday, October 28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Whistler Conference Centre.
To vote in the Whistler 2017 By-Election, the following requirements must be met:
- 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day (October 28, 2017);
- Canadian citizen;
- resident of 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.
“Before voting, you are required to make a declaration that you meet all of the eligibility requirements,” reminds Chief Election Officer Laurie-Anne Schimek. “The Whistler Voter Guide is a useful online tool that will help you determine if you are eligible to vote, how and where to vote and what kinds of identification and documentation are required.”
Advance Voting is available to qualified electors on the following days and times:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Whistler Conference Centre
Lower Level – Harmony Room
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Whistler Municipal Hall
4325 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC
Mail Ballot Voting
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 Resort Municipality of Whistler on General Voting Day (October 28, 2017) and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.
Requests for mail ballot voting packages can be submitted by mail, email, fax or in person until 4 p.m. on October 26, 2017 to:
Whistler Municipal Hall
4325 Blackcomb Way
Whistler BC V0N 1B4
All mail ballot voting package requests must include:
- full name
- residential address
- address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors)
- method of delivery of your mail ballot package:
- pick-up at Whistler Municipal Hall, OR
- regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package.
For those who have formally requested to and qualify to vote by mail, ballot packages will be available for pick up at Whistler Municipal Hall or sent by regular mail beginning October 12, 2017.
The Chief Election Officer must receive mail ballots by 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 for votes to be counted.
A complete list of candidates running for the one available Council seat is available at whistler.ca/candidates.