Municipal Elections

General Voting Day: November 15, 2014 - 8am to 8pm at the Pomeroy Sport Centre
Don't have a car? City Buses will be FREE on November 15th to ensure all residents have an opportunity to vote.

2014 OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS (pdf)

 

2014 LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION

ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES:
Wednesday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 12
8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Pomeroy Sports Centre, 9324 – 96 Street, Fort St. John, BC
(Any qualified elector may vote at an advance voting opportunity)

GENERAL VOTING DAY:
Saturday, November 15, 2014
8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Pomeroy Sports Centre, 9324 – 96 Street, Fort St. John, BC

Are you eligible to vote?

There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Canadian citizen
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day (May 13, 2014)
  • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the City of Fort St. John for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day (October 15, 2014), and
  • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the majority of the property owners.

Special Voting Opportunities

A special voting opportunity will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the following locations at the times indicated:

Peace Villa Care Centre, 8407 – 112 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Abbeyfield House, 8112 – 96 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Peace Lutheran Apartments, 9812 – 108 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Heritage Manor, 9819 – 107 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A special voting opportunity will be available to qualified electors who are patients or staff of the Fort St. John Hospital, 8407 – 112 Avenue from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mail Ballot Voting

Qualified 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 from the City of Fort St. John on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE:
The City will be accepting mail ballot requests up to 4:00 p.m. on November 13, 2014.  The following information must be submitted to City Hall’s office:

  1. Full name,
  2. Residential address,
  3. Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors),
  4. Method of delivery of your mail ballot package:
    • pick up at City Hall’s office, OR
    • regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR
    • regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package,
  5. If you are a non-resident property owner please indicate this information as part of your request.  A non-resident property owner application will be included in the package.

This information can be submitted by: mail (10631 – 100 Street, Fort St. John, BC, V1J 3Z5), telephone (250-787-8150), fax (250-787-8181) or email (jprestley@fortstjohn.ca or lhowes@fortstjohn.ca) to receive a mail ballot.

The City will send out mail ballot packages commencing on or about October 27, 2014.  To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 pm on Saturday, November 15, 2014.

Nomination Documents Submitted:

Office of Mayor:

Lori Ackerman - Nomination Documents

Office of Councillor:

Trevor Bolin - Nomination Documents

Bruce Christensen - Nomination Documents

Christopher Clarke - Nomination Documents

Dan Davies - Nomination Documents

Larry Evans - Nomination Documents

Becky Grimsrud - Nomination Documents

Gord Klassen - Nomination Documents

Karen Mason-Bennett - Nomination Documents

Graham McCoubrey - Nomination Documents

Dan Pope - Nomination Documents

Byron Stewart - Nomination Documents

Tamara Wilkinson - Nomination Documents

Information for Candidates:

The following links provide more information on the 2014 Local Government Election:

www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/2014elections/index.htm

www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/lgd/index.htm

http://www.elections.bc.ca/index.php/local-elections-campaign-financing/resources/

Candidates' 101 Information Workshop:

Candidates 101 Information Workshop Presentation

Contact Information:

For further information regarding Fort St. John's municipal elections, please contact:

Janet Prestley, Chief Election Officer

or

Laura Howes, Deputy Chief Election Officer