Elections 2022

The Ucluelet General Local Election is on Saturday October 15, 2022. Elected officials will serve a four-year term from November 2022 to October 2026.

General Local Elections are the most direct way for the public to influence their local government by choosing the individuals who will make decisions and govern on their behalf following General Voting Day. Learn more on the Elections BC website and the Province of BC website


Current News

  • September 20, 2022: Election by voting declared for the office of Mayor. 
  • September 20, 2022: Election by acclamation declared for the Councillor offices. 

Declaration of Election by Voting – Mayor

On September 20, 2022, the Chief Election Officer declared an Election by Voting for the office of the Mayor. The candidates for that office are:

 COLE, Rachelle  Ucluelet, BC
 FAITH, Bruce  Ucluelet, BC
 McEWEN, Marilyn  Ucluelet, BC

There will be an advance voting opportunity for the Mayoral election on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, and General Voting Day is on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Voting occurs between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM in Activity Rooms 1 & 2 of the Ucluelet Community Centre, located at 500 Matterson Drive, Ucluelet, BC.


Declaration of Election by Acclamation – Councillors

In the District of Ucluelet election by acclamation occurs when there are only four declared candidates for the offices of Councillor. Only the following individuals were declared as candidates for those offices:

ANDERSON, Shawn  Ucluelet, BC 
HOAR, Jennifer  Ucluelet, BC 
KENNINGTON, Ian  Ucluelet, BC 
MAFTEI, Mark   Ucluelet, BC 

As a result, the above-listed individuals are elected by acclamation and there will be no election by voting for the Councillor offices in the 2022 General Local Election.


Nomination Documents  

A redacted copy of candidate Nomination Documents received for the October 15, 2022, Local Government Election are posted below for convenience purposes. Residential and postal addresses have been redacted to protect personal privacy.  A complete copy of the Nomination Documents is available for public inspection at the District of Ucluelet. Please call 250.726.7744 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make an appointment to inspect the documents.

The District of Ucluelet is making these documents available in accordance with Section 89 of the Local Government Act and our Election and Assent Voting Bylaw. Section 89(9) of the Local Government Act states that “A person who inspects or otherwise accesses nomination documents under this section must not use the information included in them except for the purposes of this Act or purposes authorized by Section 63 [restrictions on use of personal information] of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.”

By opening the documents below you confirm that you have read, understand, and accept the terms under which you are viewing each document.

Candidates for Mayor 

Candidates for Councillor 

Additional candidate information is available on Civic Info BC.  


 Important Dates 

 

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August 3, 2022
Nomination Packages Available

August 15, 2022
Candidate Information Session

Aug 30 - Sept 09, 2022
Nomination Period

September 9, 2022
Declaration of Candidates

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September 19, 2022
Declaration of Election by Voting or by Acclamation

October 5, 2022
Advanced Voting Day

October 15, 2022
General Voting Day

October 19, 2022
Official Election Results

 


Who Can Vote?

Resident Electors

To vote in the District of Ucluelet election as a resident elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration or 18 years or older on general voting day;
  • Be a resident of the District of Ucluelet on the day of registration;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election

Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants) who have not yet become Canadian Citizens are not permitted to vote.

How to confirm if where you live, or own property, is within the boundaries of the District of Ucluelet?

Some area residents may have a Ucluelet postal address but are actually located within an electoral area of the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD). As an example, residents of Millstream are actually located within the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District's Electoral Area "C" (Long Beach). One way of confirming is, to check your Property Tax Notice to verify who you pay your property taxes to, the District of Ucluelet or the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District? If you're still unsure, feel free to call the District Office to confirm.

Non-Resident Property Electors

Non-resident property electors are individuals who own residential property in the District of Ucluelet and live elsewhere in B.C. To vote as a non-resident property elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen;
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration or 18 years or older on general voting day;
  • Have been a resident of B.C. for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election;
  • Be a registered owner of real property in the District of Ucluelet for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  • Be registered as a non-resident property elector only in relation to one parcel of real property in the District of Ucluelet; and
  • If applicable, have written consent from majority of registered owners.

Non-resident property electors must NOT hold the real property in trust for a corporation or another trust.

Click below for more Information about:

 
Click below for an informative brochure from the Province of BC:
 
 
Review the Voters List 
 
The District of Ucluelet Voters List is available for review at the District of Ucluelet Officer, during regular business hours. 
 

What's New for 2022? 

  • New residents no longer need to reside in the District of Ucluelet for at least 30 days to register to vote.
  • If you are 16 or 17 years old, you can pre-register by adding your name to the Future Voters List
  • Elector organizations must register with Elections BC and there are some new rules for candidates. Learn more.

Voters List and Registration

Register in Advance to Vote

Advanced elector registration closed on August 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM.  

If you are not sure if you are on the District's voters list, you can find out by contacting the District of Ucluelet by phone at (250) 726-7744 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The office is open from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Voting Day Registration

Electors that are not on the District's voters list and were unable to register in advance may register at the time of voting. 

Resident Electors

The District of Ucluelet uses the Provincial Voters List prepared by Elections BC as the base for our voting list.  If you were listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the District's voters list. New Resident Elector registrations of qualified electors received by the District, are added to the District's voters list. 

If you are not on the Provincial Voters List, and did not register during the advance elector registration period, you can still register to vote on Advance Voting Day or on General Voting Day.

To register you must show two pieces of identification (see examples of acceptable identification below) which prove who you are and where you live. One piece of identification must include your signature (e.g. driver's licence, BC Services Card). If neither piece of identification shows your residential address, you may make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.

Non-Resident Property Electors

The District of Ucluelet maintains a Register of Non-Resident Property Electors.  Electors on this register are added to the District's voters list. 

Since advanced registration has now closed, voters that are not already on the District's voters list may only apply to register at the time of voting.  

To download the registration form online, click the “Register to Vote - Non-Resident Elector” button below. Forms must be completed in ink and can be submitted at the time of voting. 

Register to Vote - Non-Resident Property Elector 

To register you must show two pieces of identification (see examples of acceptable identification below) which prove who you are and where you live. One piece of identification must include your signature (e.g. driver's licence, BC Services Card). If neither piece of identification shows your residential address, you may make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.

Non-resident property electors must also show satisfactory proof of ownership at the time of registration:

  • A current Land Title Office Title Search;
  • District of Ucluelet Property Tax Notice; or
  • BC Property Assessment Notice.

Where there is more than one owner of the property, written consent from the majority of property owners must be provided. Only one owner may register as a non-resident property elector. 

Non-resident property electors are encouraged to consult the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer to ensure that all requirements are met. 

Examples of Acceptable Identification

  • BC Driver’s License
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC Care Card
  • Credit Card issued by Bank
  • Debit Card issued by Bank
  • Canadian Passport
  • District of Ucluelet Property Tax Notice
  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship
  • Government Issued Military Identification Card
  • Firearms Possession and Acquisition License
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Current Utility Bill – Containing Elector’s Name and Address
  • Owners Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License (issued by ICBC)
  • Other documents which are deemed sufficient by the Chief Election Officer, or designate.  
NOTE: Combination BC Services Card and BC Drivers Licence only count as one document

 When & Where to Vote

ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY

Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Activity Rooms 1 & 2
Ucluelet Community Centre
500 Matterson Drive, 
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
 

GENERAL VOTING DAY

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Activity Rooms 1 & 2
Ucluelet Community Centre
500 Matterson Drive, 
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
 

More Information

For any inquiries, please contact:

Joseph Rotenberg
Chief Election Officer
250-726-7744
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