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Local Government Elections

This page was last reviewed on September 22, 2016.

The 2014 general local election for the Village of Cumberland was held on November 15, 2014. The next local elections in British Columbia will be held in 2018.

2014 Official Election Results – Office of Councillor

The following candidates, who received the highest number of valid votes for the office of councillor, are declared elected:

Gwyn Sproule
Jesse Anne Ketler
Roger Kishi
Sean Sullivan

Declared by the chief election officer on November 18, 2014.

2014 Preliminary Election Results

These preliminary results are based on the ballot accounts prepared at the voting place and are subject to determination of official election results by the Chief Election Officer.

Office of Mayor – Elected by Acclamation

Baird, Leslie

Office of Councillor – Four to be elected

Sproule, Gwyn: 703 votes
Ketler, Jesse Anne: 609 votes
Kishi, Roger: 555 votes
Sullivan, Sean: 538 votes
Albert, Roger: 521 votes
Walton, Michael: 500 votes
Royer, Steven Raymond Gilles: 290 votes
Failler, Colin: 116 votes

School Trustee – Elected by Acclamation

Brown, Vickey

Comox Valley Regional District, Opinion Question:

How much annual property tax would you be willing to pay to reduce homelessness?

  • $0: 218 votes
  • Up to $5 per year (for a home that is assessed at $300,000): 243 votes
  • up to $10 per year (for a home that is assessed at $300,000): 514 votes

How do I qualify as an elector if I live in Cumberland?

You must be

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a resident of the Village of Cumberland for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

How do I qualify as an elector if I don’t live in Cumberland, but own property in Cumberland?

You must be

  • 18 years of age older on general voting day for the election or assent voting;
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the Village of Cumberland for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

If you live in another jurisdiction and own property in Cumberland and wish to vote, you will have to provide proof that your entitled to register in relation to your property and provide written consent of the other registered owners of the property. Please call the chief election officer at the Village office at 250-336-2291 for more information.

How do I register to vote?

You do not need to register in advance. To vote on voting day, you must bring two pieces of identification to the voting place.

What identification do I need to vote?

Your identification must provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain your signature. Acceptable identification includes

  • a British Columbia Driver’s Licence,
  • a BC identification card within the meaning of the Identification Card Regulation,
  • a photo BC services card within the meaning of the Identification Card Regulation,
  • a non-photo BC services card within the meaning of the Identification Card Regulation,
  • an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia,
  • a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard,
  • a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form SDES8,
  • a Social Insurance Number card or confirmation of Social Insurance Number letter issued by the government of Canada,
  • a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada,
  • a real property tax notice issued under section 369 of the Local Government Act or section 21 of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act,
  • a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution as defined in section 29 of the Interpretation Act, or
  • a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or coaxial cable services by
    • a public utility as defined in section 1 of the Utilities Commission Act,
    • a gas utility as defined in section 1 of the Gas Utility Act,
    • a water utility as defined in section 1 of the Water Act,
    • the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, or
    • a corporation licensed by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for the purposes of that supply.

For more information, check out the 2014 Voters Guide to Local Elections in BC.

Can I vote if I can’t get into the voting place?

If you are are unable to enter the voting place due to a physical disability or impaired mobility, we can accommodate you by bringing a ballot to you at a location near the voting place, e.g. to a vehicle outside the voting place. Please call the chief election officer at 250-336-3005 for more information or have someone make the request to the presiding election official on voting day.

Can I work at the election?

The Village received applications to work at the election as Election Officials.

More Information

In British Columbia, municipal elections are conducted according to the regulations set out in the BC Local Government Act. Various changes to these processes were enacted recently with the introduction of the Local Elections Campaign Financial Act which introduces new requirements for financial disclosure and provides enforcement responsibilities to Elections BC for local government elections.

Voter’s guides and more information on local government elections may be found on the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development website and in the Part 3 of the BC Local Government Act

Contact Information

Please contact Adriana Proton, chief election officer, at 250-336-3005 if you have any questions.

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