Voters

Do 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 a BC local election 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.
 
Are YOU on the Voters List?
The Town of Gibsons receives its Voters List from Elections BC. If you were listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the Town’s Voters List. If you are not sure, call or visit Town Hall Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (excluding holidays) and we will help you with that - 604-886-2274.
 
How do I get on the Voters List?
If you are not on the list, the Town will accept advance voter registration until 4:30 p.m. on September 23, 2014. You will need two pieces of ID (at least one with a signature). For example: Drivers Licence, Care Card, Student Card, Utility Bill, Tax Notice, Car Insurance.

Non-Resident Property Electors must also provide proof that you are entitled to register in relation to property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. A property tax notice or certificate of title are acceptable proof of ownership.

Non-Resident Property Electors may also register by mail, fax or email: Print and complete the forms, have your application witnessed by an individual who was present when you signed your name on line No. 7. Mail the forms to Selina Williams, Chief Election Officer, Town of Gibsons, PO Box 340, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0  OR fax them to 604-886-9735 OR email them to slwilliams@gibsons.ca. Documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. on September 23, 2014 – post marks will not be accepted. 

Voting Day Registration
If you are not on the Town’s Voters List, and didn't register prior to September 23, 2014, you can still register to vote at the Poll Station on General Voting Day, November 15th or one of the two Advance Voting Days, November 5th or 12th. You must provide two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature.) For example: Driver's Licence, Car Insurance, BC ID Card, Utility Bill, Rent Receipt, Tax Bill, Credit Card, Care Card, Student Card.

Non-resident Property Elector will also have to provide proof that they are entitled to register in relation to property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. A property tax notice or certificate of title are acceptable proof or ownership. 

You must complete an Application for Registration as a Non-resident Property Elector. We strongly recommend you download the application and consent form and complete it in advance to ensure you have all the information and signatures you need to qualify to vote. 

How and Where do I Vote?
 
RESOURCES
Voter's Guide - Can I Vote? How do I vote? I own a business, can I vote?
Application for Registraton as a Non Resident Property Elector and Consent Form