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Voting Day is Saturday, October 20, 2018

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General voting for the 2018 general local election will be open to qualified electors of the Village of Cumberland on

Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Cumberland Cultural Centre, first floor
2674 Dunsmuir Avenue

Vehicle entrance to the parking lot is from First Street.

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

Voter registration takes place at the time of voting at the voting place. To vote you must be

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day of the election; 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.

If you are not a resident, but own property in Cumberland you may be eligible to vote. You must bring proof that your entitled to register in relation to your property, such as a property tax notice or title certificate. If there is more than one person who owns the property, you must have the written consent of the majority of owners to vote. Find out more here or call the Chief Election Officer at 250-336-3005.

What identification do I need to vote?

To vote on voting day, please bring two pieces of identification to the voting place. 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 BC Driver’s Licence,
  • a BC identification card
  • a photo BC services card
  • a non-photo BC services card
  • an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence issued byICBC
  • 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
  • a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada,
  • a real property tax notice
  • a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution
  • a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or coaxial cable services by
    • a public utility
    • a gas utility
    • a water utility
    • BC Hydro, or
    • a corporation licensed by the CRTC.

Accessibility at the Voting Place

The Cultural Centre does not have an automatic door, however there are staff on hand to help open the door. Voting is on the main floor and there are no stairs. There will be two reserved accessible parking spaces at the rear door of the Cultural Centre. Vehicle access to the parking lot is from First Street.

If you are are unable to enter the voting place due to a physical disability or impaired mobility, curbside voting is available. On voting day, you can have someone make the request to the presiding election official at the voting place. You can call the chief election officer at 250-336-3005 for more information or to make arrangement in advance.

If you are unable to mark your own ballot, you may ask an election official, friend or relative to assist you.

If you need a translator, you may bring someone to assist you. Your translator must make a solemn declaration that they can and will make the translation to the best of their ability.

Find out more about the local general election.

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