On Oct. 20, local voters will go to the polls to choose a new mayor, city council and school board.
Voters in Electoral Area-C, will also elect directors for the Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) board.
Here are some links to important information voters need to know, followed by some key dates leading up to the 2018 general local elections on Oct. 20.
Did you know? The nomination period for the 2018 General Local Elections is September 4-14. Nomination and endorsement documents are obtained from local jurisdictions, not Elections BC. Contact your local government or board of education for more information. #bclocalelections pic.twitter.com/HBSzkEPh9w
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Visit the District of Kent’s 2018 General Location Election page or the Village of Harrison’s Municipal Elections and Voter information page for details. For voters in Electoral Area-C, additional information can be found at fvrd.ca.
The chief election officer for the 2018 Local Government Election in the District of Kent is Bev Kennedy. Election questions in DOK can be directed to (604) 796-2235.
In Harrison Hot Springs, Barbara Tenbos has taken on the role of chief election officer. She can be reached at (604) 819-5845.
The chief election officer for the Fraser Valley Regional District is Jamie Schween, who can be reached at (604) 702-5000.
The Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor all-candidates meetings open to the public in both municipalities. Candidates will be asked a series of questions collated and presented by a moderator. Anyone who would like to ask a question can do so by emailing the Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key dates to note for the election:
Monday, January 1, 2018 – Friday, September 21, 2018
Tuesday, September 4, 2018 – Friday, September 14, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018 – Saturday, October 20, 2018
DECLARATION OF OFFICIAL RESULTS:
October 24, 4:00 p.m.
LAST DAY TO APPLY FOR JUDICIAL RECOUNT:
October 29, 2018 – 4:00 p.m.
FINANCING DISCLOSURE STATEMENT FILING DEADLINE
Friday, January 18, 2019
FINANCING DISCLOSURE STATEMENT LATE FILING DEADLINE WITH $500.00 LATE FILING FEE
Monday, February 18, 2019
DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING ORIGINALS OF FAXED OR EMAILED NOMINATION DOCUMENTS
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm
DISTRICT OF KENT
All Candidates Meeting
October 2, 2018 – 7:00 pm: Agricultural Hall
Advance Voting Days (DOK)
October 6, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm: Agricultural Hall
October 10, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm: Agricultural Hall
October 13, 2018 – 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm: ‘Old Pretty Cottage’ at Harrison Highlands
October 19, 2018 – Special Voting
General Voting Day (DOK)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Agricultural Hall
Councillor candidates (four to be elected):
Sung Y Wong
VILLAGE OF HARRISON
All Candidates Meeting
October 3, 2018 – 7:00 pm: Harrison Memorial Hall
Advance Voting days (Harrison)
October 10, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm: Municipal Chambers
The Village of Harrison also allows voting by mail for people with physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at a voting place or for people who expect to be absent from Harrison during general voting day an all advance voting opportunities. Those wishing to vote by mail ballot have to apply by giving their name and address to the chief election officer.
General Voting Day (Harrison)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at Harrison Hot Springs Elementary
Councillor candidates (four
to be elected):
Sung Y Wong
Advance Voting Days (Electoral Area-C)
October 10, 2018 -8 a.m. – 8 p.m at the FVRD Community Access Centre (10220 N. Deroche Rd, Deroche)
Mail ballot voting is available for FVRD electors who:have a physical disability, illness or injury affecting thier ability to vote at voting locations; expect to be absent from the FVRD on all voting days; or reside within a remote area located more than 25km from the nearest voting location at which they are entitled to vote.To apply for mail ballot voting, contact email@example.com before 4pm on Oct 12, 2018 and provide your full name;
whether you are registering as a resident or non resident property elector (NRPE);
if you are an NRPE, the property address in relation to which you will be voting;
the electoral area in which you reside or own property;
preferred method of delivery of your mail ballot package – either pick up at the FVRD office or by regular mail to an address you provide.
General Voting Day (Electoral Area-C)
Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the Scowlitz First Nation (Sq’ewlets) Boardroom, 12892 Moses St, Lake Errock.
SCHOOL DISTRICT 78 FRASER CASCADE
Wendy Colman Lawley