Local Government Elections

2018 Election Results

 

Local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years. This includes elections for mayors, councillors, regional district electoral area directors, school trustees, trustees for the Islands Trust, local community commissioners and park board commissioners.  

The next general local government elections will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

City of Courtenay voters will elect a Mayor and six Councillors for a four-year term.

Declaration of Candidates 2018 [PDF - 23 KB]

Declaration of Election by Voting 2018 [PDF - 24 KB]

Declaration of Acclamation 2018 [PDF - 21 KB]

Notice of Election by Voting [PDF - 263 KB]

Find out more:
Local Government Election Information - via Province of BC
2018 General Local Elections - via Elections BC

GENERAL VOTING DAY

General voting day will be open to qualified electors of the City of Courtenay on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Conference Hall of the Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Avenue, Courtenay, B.C.
  • Queneesh Elementary School, 2345 Mission Road, Courtenay, B.C


ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES

Advance voting opportunities will be provided at City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C. from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018

 

NON-BINDING OPINION QUESTION

The following non-binding opinion question will be included on the ballot:

Are you in favour of conducting a study, in partnership with the Province of BC, to review the governance structures and policies of the City of Courtenay and other local governments within the Comox Valley to consider the feasibility and implications of restructure?
YES or NO

Background on Non-Binding Public Opinion Question

 

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

If you are not on the List of Electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To be qualified as a Resident Elector a person must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on October 20, 2018;
  • be a Canadian citizen;
  • have resided in British Columbia for at least six months immediately preceding the day of registration;
  • have resided in the City of Courtenay for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration;
  • not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Note: To register at the time of voting, a person must provide at least two documents that provide evidence of the applicant’s identity and place of residence pursuant to Local Government Elections Regulation 380/93. Examples of acceptable documents include a BC Driver’s Licence, ICBC Owner Certificate of Insurance, BC CareCard, Property Tax Notice, and Utility Bill.

To be qualified as a Non–Resident Property Elector a person must:

  • not be entitled to register as a resident elector;
  • be 18 years of age or older on October 20, 2018;
  • be a Canadian Citizen;
  • have resided in British Columbia for at least six months immediately preceding the day of registration;
  • have been a registered owner of real property in the City of Courtenay for at least 30 days immediately before day of elector registration;
  • be a registered owner of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, and be an individual who is not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust;
  • not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

If there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector under this section in relation to the real property.

If there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of the real property, the person registering must have written consent of the number of those individuals who, together with the person registering, are a majority of those individuals.

 

MAIL BALLOT VOTING

Mail ballot voting will be available for certain City of Courtenay Electors. The only electors who may vote by mail ballot are the following:

  • Persons who have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; and
  • Persons who expect to be absent from the municipality on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

City of Courtenay Application to Vote by Mail [PDF - 39 KB]

Application forms for mail ballot voting are also available at Courtenay City Hall, 830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, B.C., Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.

Persons applying to vote by mail should confirm their eligibility with the Chief Elections Officer and ensure they are registered as an elector by emailing info@courtenay.ca

It is the obligation of the person applying to vote by mail ballot to ensure that the Application to Vote by Mailis received by the Chief Election Officer within a reasonable time in order for the application to be processed and meet the general voting day deadline.