Elections 2022

Are you interested in working as an Election Official?

The District of Ucluelet is now accepting applications for Election Officials. Please follow this link to read the detailed Job Description. If you would like to apply to be an Election Official, please complete the Application Form below and submit it attention to Corporate Services by 4:00pm on Friday, July 15, 2022:

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By mail: District of Ucluelet, PO Box 999, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0
In Person: District of Ucluelet Municipal Office, located at 200 Main Street, Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0 from Monday to Friday, between 8:30am – 4:00pm (excluding weekends and statutory holidays)

APPLICATION FORM

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On Saturday October 15, 2022, residents will vote for one Mayor and four Councillors. 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.

Information for the 2022 Local Election has been provided below.

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;
  • 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.

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;
  • 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.

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June/July 2022
Election Worker Recruitment

August 3, 2022
Nomination Packages Available

Aug 30 - Sept 09, 2022
Nomination Period

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October 5, 2022
Advanced Voting Day

October 15, 2022
General Voting Day

Thinking of Running for Council

Elections for the offices of Mayor and Councillor are for four year terms. To be eligible to run for local government office in a general local election, a person must have been a resident of B.C. at least six months immediately before filing their nomination documents. They do not have to live or own property in the area where they are running for office.

In addition, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day;
  • Be a Canadian citizen; and
  • Not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in B.C. or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Please note that:

  • If you currently work for the District of Ucluelet, you must take a leave of absence before being nominated.
  • Federal Government employees must apply to the Public Service Commission for permission to run in the election.
  • At least two qualified District of Ucluelet electors (whose names must be on Elections BC’s list of electors) must nominate you in accordance with the Local Government Act.

Learn more about eligibility and specifics of running for local office on the BC Government Running for Local Office webpage.

The Nomination Period takes place from Tuesday August 30, 2022 at 9:00AM until Friday September 9, 2022 at 4:00PM. During this period, nomination documents will be received by the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officer. Nomination Packages will be available for download on our website, or in person at the Municipal Office from August 3, 2022 between 8:30AM and 4:00PM, Monday to Friday except Statutory Holidays.

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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

Resident Electors

The District of Ucluelet uses the most current available Provincial List of Voters prepared by Elections BC as our list of electors. If you were listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the District's List of Electors. Registering in advance makes the voting process faster and easier. The last extraction of the provincial voters list prior to the October 15, 2022 General Local Election will be produced by Elections BC on August 17, 2022 so you must register prior to August 15, 2022 to ensure your name is included in the final register of electors. If you miss registering in advance of the August 15, 2022 deadline, and you meet all of the elector requirements noted above, you can still register at the time of voting by providing 2 pieces of acceptable identification. To register in advance online, click the “Register to Vote - Resident Elector” button below. 

Register To Vote - Resident Elector

Non-Resident Electors

The District of Ucluelet maintains a register of Non-Resident Property Electors. This register becomes the official list of non-resident property electors for the District of Ucluelet on the 52nd day before General Voting Day, being August 24, 2022. Advance non-resident property elector registrations will be accepted at District of Ucluelet municipal office until 4:00pm on August 23, 2022. Non-resident property elector registrations will not be accepted during the period from August 24, 2022 to October 15, 2022, but will be accepted on Voting Days. To register in advance online, click the “Register to Vote - Non-Resident Elector” button below. Completed forms must be completed in ink and can be submitted either by mail or in person to the District of Ucluelet Municipal Office, located at PO Box 999, 200 Main Street, Ucluelet BC, V0R 3A0 during regular business hours, or via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Register To Vote - Non-Resident Elector

Voting Day Registration

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 on voting days, you must show two pieces of identification which prove who you are and where you live (i.e. includes your name and residential address), and one of the pieces of identification must also 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 produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity and that they are entitled to register in relation to property (e.g. property tax notice or certificate of title). If applicable, written consent from the majority of property owners must be provided. Only one owner may register as a non-resident property elector.

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
 

The District of Ucluelet will administer the Election in accordance with Public Health Orders. Electors are encouraged to:

  • Monitor their health and stay home if sick;
  • Practise good hygiene (i.e. sanitize hands and cover coughs and sneezes) at the voting location; and
  • Respect others’ comfort level (i.e. physical distancing) at the voting location.

More Information

Additional information regarding other election-related information will be provided at a later date. For any inquiries, please contact:

Joseph Rotenberg
Chief Election Officer
250-726-7744
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