Voters

votersDo you live in the Town of Gibsons?
People living in the rural areas of Elphinstone and West Howe Sound have “Gibsons” as their mailing address. This can make it confusing to know where to go to vote. Check the Map of Gibsons to see if your property is actually in Gibsons or one of the Rural Areas. (use your Cntrl and + to zoom in on the map – Cmd and + if you are using a MAC.)For example, if you live on Reed Road and your house number is an even number, you live in either Elphinstone or West Howe Sound. If it is an odd number and it is higher than 1009, you live in the rural area and not Gibsons. Information for residents of the Rural areas is available on the SCRD’s website .
Do you qualify to vote in the Town of Gibsons?
There are two types of electors in the Town of Gibsons: Resident and Non-Resident. Resident Electors are those individuals who live within the Town of Gibsons. Non-Resident Property Electors are those individuals who own real property in the Town of Gibsons but live elsewhere.
Resident Elector: You may vote in the Town of Gibsons as a resident elector if you:
  • are a Canadian citizen; and
  • are 18 years of age or more on general voting day; and
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months before you register to vote; and
  • have lived in the Town of Gibsons for 30 days or more before you register to vote; and
  • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.
Non-resident Property Elector:  You may vote in a BC local election as a non-resident property elector if you:
  • are not a resident in the Town of Gibsons; and
  • are a Canadian citizen; and
  • are 18 years of age or more on general voting day; and
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months before you register to vote; and
  • are the registered owner of property in the Town of Gibsons for at least 30 days before you register to vote; and
  • are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.

Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) who have not yet become Canadian Citizens are not permitted to vote.