Kamloops by-election voting day is here

By Vanessa Ybarra
September 30, 2017 - 7:11am

KAMLOOPS — By-election day is here.

General voting takes places today September 30.

Residents will vote on a new mayor and two city council positions.

Polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

B.C. Transit  is offering free transit on all buses and routes all day throughout the Kamloops Transit System to help make it easier to get to the polls.

Registered handyDart users also ride for free.

Voting Locations:

  • Lloyd George Elementary School  830 Pine Street
  • Aberdeen Elementary School  2191 Van Horne Drive
  • South Sahali Elementary School 1585 Summit Drive
  • Dufferin Elementary School  1880 Hillside Drive
  • Beattie Elementary School  492 McGill Road
  • Valleyview Secondary School  1950 Valleyview Drive
  • Dallas Elementary School  296 Harper Road
  • Rayleigh Elementary School 306 Puett Ranch Road
  • NorKam Secondary School 730-12th Street
  • Parkcrest Elementary School 2170 Parkcrest Avenue
  • Westmount Elementary School 745 Walkem Road
  • Arthur Stevenson Elementary School 2890 Bank Road

Voting Process:

Voters are required to present two pieces of ID, at least one with your signature and one with your address, in order to vote.

Acceptable ID includes:

  • B.C. Driver's License (a combined BC Driver's Licence/CareCard will be accepted as ONE piece of identification)
  • B.C. Care Card or BC Gold Care Card
  • B.C. ID issued by the Motor Vehicle Branch
  • ICBC Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License
  • Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8
  • Social Insurance card
  • Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Property tax notice
  • Credit card or debit card
  • Utility bill for electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable services
  • Welfare cheque stub showing name and ID number
  • Statutory declaration or sworn affidavit (from a notary public, lawyer, or commissioner for taking oaths).

Voting Requirements:

You can vote in the election in Kamloops if you: 

  • Are a Canadian citizen * 
  • Are 18 years of age or older on general voting day 
  • Have lived in B.C. for at least six (6) months. 
  • Have lived in Kamloops for at least thirty (30) days. 
  • Are not disqualified by law from voting

All Kamloops residents who meet these requirements can vote. It does not matter whether you rent or own your home. If you own property in Kamloops but live somewhere else in BC, you can also vote in Kamloops elections. This is called being a "non-resident property elector." As such, you can vote, as long as you: 

  • Are a Canadian citizen* 
  • Are 18 years of age or older on general voting day 
  • Have lived in B.C. for at least six (6) months. 
  • Have owned real estate in Kamloops, registered in your name, for at least thirty (30) days. 
  • Are not disqualified by law from voting

Non-resident property electors can vote only once, regardless of the number of properties they own. If there is more than one registered owner of a property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the other owners, register as a non-resident property elector. If you have any questions about registering and voting as a "non-resident property elector," contact the Legislative Services Division at 250-828-3483.

*Landed immigrants who are not yet Canadian citizens are not permitted to vote in civic elections. 

*Corporations are not entitled to vote.

CFJCToday.com will have up-to-the-minute poll results when the polls close.

CFJC-TV will have full coverage of the results at 11 p.m.


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