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The "Town of Ladysmith Election and Assent Voting Bylaw 2018, No. 1964" provides the authorization and procedures with respect to conducting Mail Ballot Voting during an election. Mail Ballot Voting is available to all electors. Mail Ballots will be sent out during the week of September 26, 2022.
It is the elector's responsibility to ensure that their mail ballot is received by the Chief Election Officer before the close of voting at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Please read the information on the Mail Ballot Application Form and in the mail ballot package carefully, to ensure that you do not miss the opportunity to vote and complete the multi-envelope, certification, and ballot marking process as required.
Chief Election Officer
Town of Ladysmith
PO Box 220
Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A2
Your application must be approved by the Chief Election Officer before you receive a Mail Ballot. If there are any issues with your application, a member of the Elections staff will contact you. Mail Ballots will be sent out the week of September 26, 2022. The last day to submit a Mail Ballot Application Form and receive a Mail Ballot (in person) is noon on Friday, October 14.
Mail Ballots will be available for pickup or sent by mail during the week of September 26 (date of ballot availability is subject to printer delivery).
On the Mail Ballot Application Form you can select the method of delivery for your Mail Ballot. There are four options:
Designate another person to pick up your Mail Ballot on your behalf at the front counter in City Hall during regular business hours. Mail Ballots will be available for pickup between September 30 and October 14.
Request to have your Mail Ballot mailed to your residential address. Mail Ballots will be sent using Canada Post standard mail service during the week of September 26. Any approved applications received after October 5, that request delivery by mail will be sent as soon as possible, however, we recommend that you or someone you designate pick up your Mail Ballot to avoid any delays.
If you have designated someone to pick up a package on your behalf, they must fill out a Mail Ballot Third Party Declaration Form. They will be required to:
Prior to releasing your Mail Ballot to them, they will be required to complete a Mail Ballot Third Party Declaration Form and make a solemn affirmation that they:
If you reside outside of the Town of Ladysmith within British Columbia, but own property within the jurisdiction, you may also apply to receive a Mail Ballot. Please view the Voter Eligibility Requirements on the reverse of the Application for Registration as a Non-Resident Property Elector to determine if you are eligible to vote as non-resident property elector (NRPE).
If you are eligible, and your name does not appear on the Register of Non-Resident Property Electors, you will be required to complete an Application for Registration as a Non-Resident Property Elector and submit it with your Mail Ballot. The application form will be provided with the Mail Ballot package. If you are uncertain whether you are on the register, please contact the Chief Election Officer or Deputy Chief Election Officers at 250.245-6400 or email@example.com.
If you own this property with one or more other individuals, only one person is eligible to vote as the NRPE for that property. The owner entitled to vote must be designated, in writing, by the majority of the property owners. A majority of the registered owners must sign the Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form which will be provided with the Mail Ballot package.
Delivering Your Completed Mail Ballot
Completed Mail Ballots can be returned by:
Mail Ballots must be received by the Chief Election Officer by the end of voting on October 15, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. On October 15, Mail Ballots will only be accepted in person at the Voting Place: Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Avenue.
Postmarks will not be accepted. Ballots received after 8:00 p.m. on October 15, 2022 will not be counted. You are responsible for ensuring your completed Mail Ballot is received by the Chief Election Officer before the voting deadline. Due to the potential for postal delays, you are encouraged to drop off your mail ballot at the City Hall.