Information for Voters

2022 Local General Election 

On Saturday, October 15, 2022, Bowen Island voters will be electing on (1) mayor, six (6) councillors and two (2) Islands Trust municipal trustees* for a four year term. 

*Islands Trust Municipal Trustees are elected by having received the highest and second highest number of votes for Islands Trust Municipal Trustee and who are elected to Council. 

Voting Dates & Locations 

Advance Voting Day 
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 
Municipal Hall, Council Chambers 
981 Artisan Lane

General Voting Day 
Satruday, October 15th , 2022
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Bowen Island Community School
1041 Mt. Gardner Road

Voter Eligibility

Are you eligible to vote?

In order to be eligible to vote on Bowen Island as a Resident Elector or Non-Resident Property Elector, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older when they register to vote, or 18 years or older on general voting day,
  • Be a Canadian citizen,
  • Have been a resident of B. C. for at least six months before they register to vote,
  • For Resident Electors, be a resident of Bowen Island,
  • For Non-Resident Property Electors have owned property on Bowen Island at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration,
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election

Voting rights are granted to citizens based on residency or property ownership. There is no corporate or business vote in local elections.

Visit the Voter Registration tab for instruction on how to register as an elector. 

Voter Registration

Are you registered?

There are two types of electors, “Resident” and “Non-Resident”.

  • “Resident Electors” are those individuals who live within Bowen Island Municipality. 
  • “Non-Resident Property Electors” are those individuals who own real property within Bowen Island Municipality but live elsewhere.

For Resident Electors, Bowen Island Municipality will use the provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC in the October 2022 general local election.

There are two ways to register as a Resident Elector within Bowen Island Municipality:

1. Register in advance through Elections BC  to get on the provincial list of voters.

2. Register on voting day by bringing two pieces of ID (one piece of photo ID and one proving residence)

For Non-Resident Property Electors, Bowen Island Municipality maintains its own list of eligible Non-Resident Property Electors (NRPE). 

To register as a NRPE:

1. Complete the Application for Registration as a Non-Resident Property Elector & the Consent of Registered Owners Form (required if there are multiple owners)

2. Return the Application to the Chief Election Officer by:

Email: Election2022@bimbc.ca

Hand delivery or mail: 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC  V0N 1G2

Fax: 604-947-0193

Not sure sure whether you are on the Voter's List?

Please call or visit Municipal Hall, during regular business hours, Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM and we will help you. 

Voting Day Registration

If you are not on the Voters List, and are unable to register through the Elections BC site, you can still register to vote at the Poll Station on General Voting Day, October 15th or on Advance Voting Day, October 5th. 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. See Voter Identification tab for full list of accepted ID. 

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 majority of property owners.

NRPE's 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. 

Voter Identification

Voter Identification 

To register to vote as a resident elector at the time of voting you will need two of the following identification documents showing residency and identity and one must contain a signature. 

  • BC Driver's Licence*
  • BC Identification Card 
  • BC Services Card*
  • ICBC Registration 
  • Citizenship Card
  • Social Insurance Number/Card (SIN)
  • Property Tax Notice 
  • Credit Card or Debit Card
  • Utility Bill

*if you have a combined BC Driver's Licence and Service Card, it counts as only one piece of identification. 

To register as a non-resident property elector at the time of voting you will need proof of property ownership and identification. 

  • Property Tax Notice/Certificate 
  • Property Assessment Notice from BC Assessment 
  • State of Title Certificate/ Title Search 
  • If applicable, written consent of a majoirty of the registered owners on title 
  • Two pieces of identification as listed above for resident electors. 

Mail Ballot Voting

Mail Ballot Voting 

To receive a mail ballot package, an eligible elector must first complete an Application to Vote by Mail Ballot. 

Mail ballot packages will be made available as soon as practical after the ballots are received (on or about September 19th). To speed up processing times, submit your Application to Vote by Mail Ballot early. 

Mail ballot packages will not be mailed after Friday, October 7th. Electors may request a mail ballot package for pick-up at Municipal Hall up until Friday, October 14th at 4:30 PM.  

It is the sole responsibility of the elector to return the completed mail ballot package to the Chief Election Officer or Election Official before the close of voting, Saturday, October 15th at 8:00 PM.

For more information on how to request a mail ballot package, contact the Chief Election Officer. 

Key Dates for Voters

Key Dates for Voters 

April 14, 2022     BC Residency Dealind    The last day to meet the six-month British Columbia residency requirement before General Voting Day (October 15)
August 2, 2022     Request omission from Voters List starts     The first day to request omission of personal information from the Voters List
August 23, 2022    Request omission from Voters List ends    The last day to request omission of personal information from the Voters List    
September 14, 2022 Property ownership deadline  The last day to meet the 30-day District property ownership requirement for non-resident property electors before General Voting Day
October 5, 2022    Advance Voting Opportunity  Municipal Hall, 981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
October 15, 2022 General Voting Day  Bowen Island Community School, 1041 Mt. Gardner Road 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM 
October 19, 2022 Declaration of Official Results  Deadline for Chief Election Officer to declare official election results. 

Contact Information

Contact Information 

Hope Dallas, Chief Election Officer
Sophie Idsinga, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Election2022@bimbc.ca
604-947-4255
981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC   V0N 1G2

Last Updated on 2022-06-16 at 10:18 AM