2018 Municipal Election
On October 20th, 2018 the Town of Creston will be holding Municipal Elections for Mayor (1) and Councillors (6). A referendum question regarding borrowing of funds for the design and construction of a new Fire Hall will also be on the ballot. Voter and candidate information regarding the election is found below. For more information on the Referendum for Borrowing click here.
|March 12, 2018||Last day to meet six (6) month BC residency candidate requirement|
|April 19, 2018||Last day to meet six (6) month BC residency elector requirement|
|August 15, 2018||Nomination and endorsement packages available at Town Hall|
|September 4, 2018||Nomination period begins at 9:00 am|
|September 4, 2018||Campaign signage may be erected at designated locations|
|September 14, 2018||Nomination period closes at 4:00 pm|
|September 18, 2018||Deadline to challenge nominations and elector organization endorsements|
|September 21, 2018||Deadlines for decision on challenging candidate nominations, candidate withdrawal, or candidate endorsement withdrawal by elector organization|
|September 22, 2018||Campaign period begins|
|October 2, 2018||Mail Ballot packages available|
|October 3, 2018||Advance Voting from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (Town Hall Council Chambers)|
|October 10, 2018||Advance Voting from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (Town Hall Council Chambers)|
|October 17, 2018||Special Voting Opportunities (see below for details)|
|October 18, 2018||Deadline to request a Mail Ballot Package|
|October 19, 2018||Deadline to return Mail Ballot to Chief Election Officer at Town Hall by 4:30 pm|
|October 20, 2018||Deadline to return Mail Ballot to Chief Election Officer at the Creston & District Community Complex by 8:00 pm|
|October 20, 2018||General Voting Day from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm|
|October 24, 2018||Campaign signage removal deadline|
|November 6, 2018||Inaugural Council Meeting and Oath of Office|
|January 18, 2019||Elections BC Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement submission deadline|
|February 18, 2019||Elections BC Late Campaign Financing Disclosure Statement subject to $500 late filing fee.|
Advance Voting Dates
- Wednesday, October 03, 2018, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, at Town Hall (Council Chambers)
- Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, at Town Hall (Council Chambers)
Special Voting Opportunities
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 9:30 am - 11:00 am, at Crest View Care Village, 800 Cavell Street
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm, at Swan Valley Lodge, 818 Vancouver Street
- Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, at Creston Valley Hospital, 312 15th Ave North
Only those qualified electors who are patients or staff at the time of voting may vote at this special voting opportunity.
General Voting Day
- Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, at Creston & District Community Complex (Erickson Room)
Available when a request is made to the Chief Election Officer and/or Deputy Election Officer(s) for a mobile voting station to be brought outside the place of voting, so that a person who has a physical disability or whose mobility is impaired to the extent that they cannot physically enter the place of voting, can vote from within their vehicle. Curbside voting will be available on Advance Voting Days at Town Hall and on General Voting Day at the Creston & District Community Complex from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Mail Ballot Voting
Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:
- have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity; or,
- expect to be absent from the Town of Creston on General Voting Day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.
Requesting a Mail Ballot Package
To receive a Mail Ballot you must submit the following information to the Town Hall by mail (Box 1339, Creston BC, V0B 1G0), telephone (250-428-2214), fax (250-428-9164), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Full name;
- Residential address;
- Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors);
- Method of delivery of your Mail Ballot package:
- pick up at Town Hall; or,
- regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address,: or,
- regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting the Mail Ballot package;
- If you are not on the List of Electors, to ensure you receive the correct registration application form in you package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector.
The deadline to request a Mail Ballot is 4:00 pm on October 18, 2018. To be counted, your Mail Ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer at the Town Hall (238-10th Avenue North) no later than 4:30pm on Friday, October 19, 2018 or at the Creston & District Community Complex, Erickson Room (312 - 19th Avenue North) no later than 8:00pm on Saturday, October 20, 2018.
It is the obligation of the person applying to vote by Mail Ballot to ensure that the Mail Ballot is received by the Chief Election Officer within this time limit.
If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications:
- 18 years of age or older;
- Canadian citizen;
- resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding General Voting Day;
- resident OR registered owner of real property in the Town of Creston for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; and,
- not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.
Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.
Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and if applicable, written consent from the other property owners.
To become a Council or Mayoral Candidate you must meet the following qualifications:
- 18 years of age or older;
- Canadian citizen;
- resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately prior to day of filing nomination papers;
- not otherwise disqualified by law from being nominated, elected or holding office.