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Local Government Elections

This page was last reviewed on October 25, 2018.

The 2018 general local election for the Village of Cumberland will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018.

View the Notice of Election by Voting and Notice of Assent Voting.


Official election results

The following candidates for the offices shown below, who received the highest number of valid votes, are hereby declared elected.

Office of Mayor:

Baird, Leslie

Office of Councillor (four to be elected):

Brown, Vickey
Ketler, Jesse Anne
Sproule, Gwyn
Sullivan, Sean

School Trustee for School District 71, Electoral Area 3, Cumberland

Sarah Jane Howe – elected by acclamation

View the declaration of October 24, 2018.


Preliminary election results

Office of Mayor (one elected)

Baird, Leslie: 1138
Uranga, Eduardo: 229

Office of Councillor (four elected)

Brown, Vickey: 883
Ketler, Jesse Anne: 839
Sproule, Gwyn: 763
Sullivan, Sean: 602
Kishi, Roger: 600
McLean, Ian: 536
Krejci, Eric: 480

Assent Vote

Yes: 1011
No: 316


Voting Dates and Locations

General Voting will be open to qualified electors of the Village of Cumberland on

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Buchanan Hall (first floor/OAP) of the Cumberland Cultural Centre
2674 Dunsmuir Avenue (vehicle entrance to parking lot from First Street)

Advance Voting will be open to qualified electors of the Village of Cumberland on

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Cumberland Council Chambers
2675 Dunsmuir Avenue (beside the Fire Hall at First Street)

Special Voting will be open to qualified electors who are patients or residents of the Cumberland Lodge at the time of voting on

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:00 am to noon
Cumberland Lodge at 2696 Windermere Avenue, Cumberland, BC


Candidates

View the list of candidates for the offices of mayor and councillor.


Voter Qualifications and Registration

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.

BC Voter Guides

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

You must be

  • 18 years of age or older on the day of registration; 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.

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.

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.

You can call the chief election officer at 250-336-3005 for more information or to make arrangement in advance. On voting day, you can have someone make the request to the presiding election official at the voting place.


2018 Assent Vote / Referendum

Voters will be asked the following question at the 2018 general local election:

“Are you in favour of ‘Wastewater Upgrade Project Loan Authorization Bylaw, No. 1084, 2018’ to authorize the Village of Cumberland to borrow up to $4,400,000, including interest, over a period not exceeding 20 years in order to finance the construction of an upgraded lagoon wastewater treatment plant?” YES or NO

View the Wastewater Upgrade Project Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1084, 2018.

Scrutineers

You can apply to be a scrutineer at the voting place by October 1, 2018 at 4:30 pm either in favour or opposed to the question.

Notice of Applications for Scrutineers for the Wastewater Upgrade Project Assent Vote

Scrutineer Application


Can I work at the election?

The Village is accepting applications to work at the election as Election Officials. Check the employment page.


More Information

In British Columbia, municipal elections are conducted according to the regulations set out in the BC Local Government Act.

More information on local government elections and voting may be found from the Province of BC.

Contact Information

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

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