The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) 2017 By-Election will be held Saturday, October 28, 2017 to elect one Councillor to serve the remainder of the 2014–2018 term. Whistler voters will choose from seven candidates to fill the one available Council seat.
A total of 385 residents cast ballots in the Advance Polls: 158 ballots were cast at the October 18 Advance Poll and a further 227 ballots were cast at the October 21 Advance Poll.
When can I vote?
General Voting Day
Saturday, October 28, 2017
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Whistler Conference Centre – Lower Level
4010 Whistler Way
Eligibility to vote
To be eligible to vote in the Whistler 2017 By-Election, voters must meet the following requirements:
- 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;
- a resident of B.C. for the past 6 months; and
- not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.
For more information about the Whistler 2017 By-Election, please visit whistler.ca/election.
Preliminary results from the Whistler 2017 By-Election will be posted online at whistler.ca once all ballots have been counted after polls close at 8 p.m.
In the 2014 General Local Government Election, 2,303 people voted to elect one Mayor and six Councillors, representing around 27.3 per cent of eligible voters in Whistler.
Time off from work for voting
Section 74 of the Election Act establishes that any employee, who is eligible to vote, is entitled to have four consecutive hours free from employment during voting hours on General Voting Day for the purpose of voting. Voting hours on General Voting Day are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. PST.This does not necessarily mean four hours off from work. It means that there must be a four-hour period of no work during the time the voting places are open. It is up to the employer to decide when their employees can take time off work to vote. Time off may be at the beginning or end of an employee’s shift, or may not be required. For example, if a shift ends at 4 p.m., or does not begin until noon, the employee is not entitled to any time off. Find out more about time off work for voting