Voter Information

Do you live in the Town of Gibsons?

Some people living in the rural areas of the Sunshine Coast Regional District’s “Elphinstone – Area E” and “West Howe Sound – Area F” have “Gibsons, BC” in their mailing address. This can make knowing where to go to vote confusing.

If you are unsure about whether you live in the Town of Gibsons or within an SCRD Area, please check the Map of Gibsons to see if your property lies within the Town of Gibsons’ boundaries, or is in one of the Rural Areas.

Reed Road Residents

If you live on Reed Road and your house number is an even number, you live in either Elphinstone or West Howe Sound (i.e. NOT the Town of Gibsons). If your address is an odd number and higher than 1009, you also live in the SCRD and not the Town of Gibsons.

Electoral information for residents of the Rural areas is available on the SCRD’s website.

Can you 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.

Are YOU on the Voters List?

The Town of Gibsons receives its Voters List from Elections BC. If you were listed on the most recent Provincial Voters List, you should be on the Town’s Voters List.

If you are not sure whether you are on the Voters List, please call or visit Town Hall, Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (excluding holidays) and we will help you.

Visit the Election BC website for details on who can vote and to:

  • Register to vote if you are 18 years or older
  • Update your voter information such as your residential or mailing address
  • Pre-register by adding your name to the Future Voters List if you are 16 or 17 years old

Register to Vote Here

 

Voting Day Registration

If you are not on the Town’s Voters List, and are unable to register through the Elections BC site or Advance Voter Registration, you can still register to vote at the Poll Station on General Voting Day, October 15th or one of the two Advance Voting Days (dates to be announced). 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 is acceptable proof of 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?