To be registered as a Resident Elector, you must meet the following requirements:
To be registered as a Property Elector, you must meet the following requirements:
You must register to vote before you receive a ballot. The District of Highlands uses the Provincial Voters' List as the District's List of Electors for local general elections. If you are registered as a provincial voter, you should be on this list.
If you are not on the District's List of Electors and qualify as a property elector you may register prior to Voting (until August 28) at the District Office, otherwise you may register at time of voting.
If you own property in the District of Highlands but live elsewhere, you may be eligible to vote in the District of Highlands General Local Election as a non-resident property elector.
In order to be eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector on Voting Day you must satisfy all of the following criteria:
If you are not on the District's List of Electors and qualify as a non-resident property elector you may register prior to Voting (until August 28) at the District Office, otherwise you may register at time of voting.
You must prove your identity (2 pieces of personal identification (smaples of approved identification shown above), one of which must have your signature), and your eligibility to register (example: property title deed or current District of Highlands property tax receipt) and a letter of consent from joint owners, if applicable when applying for a certificate. It is suggested you apply for a Certificate to Register prior to voting. Presentation of such a certificate will allow you to vote without having to produce other proof of ownership of the property in question on voting day.
When applying for a certificate you will be asked to show:
If you are unsure about whether or not you are registered to vote, or if you know you are not registered to vote, please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250.474-1773 for further information. If you are not a registered elector, you may register when you go to vote. Election staff will be able to assist you.