Information for Voters

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

In order to be eligible to vote on Bowen Island as a resident 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,
  • Have either lived or owned property in the jurisdiction in which they intend to vote for at least 30 days before they register to vote, and
  • 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.

Bowen Island Municipality will use the provincial list of voters prepared by Elections BC in the October 2018 general local election.

You can register online through Elections BC, or locally through the Municipality (please see the instructions below).

Voting as a Resident Elector?

Step 1: Call the Municipality at 604-947-4255 or email Election2018@bimbc.ca  to check if you are already registered as a Resident Elector.

Step 2: If you are not registered, complete an Application for Registration as a Local Government Resident Elector.

Voting as a Non-Resident Property Elector?

Step 1: Call the Municipality at 604-947-4255 or email Election2018@bimbc.ca to check if you are already registered as a Non-Resident Property Elector.

Step 2: If you are NOT already registered as a Non-Resident Property Elector, complete an Application for Registration as a Non-Resident Property Elector

Step 3: Is there more than one property owner? Please complete the Consent of Registered Owners for Non-Resident Property Elector Registration. See Elector Qualifications for more details.

For more information on Non-Resident Property Electors, click HERE to view Frequently Asked Questions. 

Submit completed applications by hand, mail, fax or email to:

Chief Election Officer
Bowen Island Municipality
981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC   V0N 1G2
Fax: 604-947-0193
Email: Election2018@bimbc.ca

Mail Ballot Voting:

Electors may vote by mail if they:

  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; OR 
  • expect to be absent on general voting day and on advanced voting day. 

If either of the above apply, you may submit an Application to Vote by Mail to Bowen Island Municipality by hand, fax or email to:

Bowen Island Municipality 
Attention Chief Election Officer
981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC   V0N 1G2
Fax: 604-947-0193
Email: Election2018@bimbc.ca  

To receive a mail ballot package by mail we must receive your application before 4:30 PM on Friday, October 12th, 2018.

To receive a mail ballot package in person we must receive your application before 4:30 PM on Friday, October 19th, 2018.  

Once your application is received and approved, a mail ballot package will be provided to you. Please note that Mail Ballot packages will NOT BE MAILED to Applicants after October 12th as time does not permit mailing. Applicants can pick up Mail Ballot packages IN PERSON only after October 12th up until 4:30 PM Friday, October 19th. Instructions for completing the Mail Ballot will be included in the package. It is the elector's responsibility to ensure the mail ballot is received by the Bowen Island Municipality or Chief Election Officer before 8:00 PM Saturday, October 20th .

Chief Election Officer

Hope Dallas, Chief Election Officer

Election2018@bimbc.ca

981 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island, BC   V0N 1G2

Last Updated on 2018-07-18 at 11:33 AM