VOTING OPPORTUNITIES

Qualified Resident and Non-resident Property Electors can choose from several voting opportunities for the 2022 General Local Election, including Advance Voting, voting on General Voting Day or Vote by Mail.

ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES

will be held, Wednesday, October 5th & 12th from 8:00 am-8:00 pm, at City Hall, 410 Esplanade.

Advance Voting is open to all electors - all ballots are counted when general voting closes on October 15th at 8:00 pm.

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GENERAL VOTING DAY

is Saturday, October 15th, 2022, from 8:00 am-8:00 pm, at the Frank Jameson Community Centre, 810 6th Avenue.

VOTE BY MAIL

Vote by Mail is open to all electors and includes methods other than by mail, e.g. picking up and dropping off in person.  Please check our Mail Ballot Voting page for more information, including the Application to Vote By Mail.  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 pm on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Please read the information on the Application to Vote by Mail 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.

Who can vote in Ladysmith on October 15th?

You can vote if you live in Ladysmith, or hold property in Ladysmith, and meet the following:

Resident Electors:

  • a Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older when you register to vote, or 18 years or older on General Voting Day;
  • a resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day you register to vote;
  • a resident of the Town of Ladysmith; AND
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.
Voting rights are granted to Canadian citizens based on residency or property ownership. There is no vote for landed immigrants or permanent residents that are not yet Canadian citizens. There is no corporate or business vote in local elections in British Columbia.

Non-Resident Property Electors:

If you do not live in Ladysmith, but own property here, you can vote as a Non-Resident Property Elector (NRPE) if you:
  • are eligible to vote as a Resident Elector in another municipality or regional district in BC and not in Ladysmith [i.e. a Canadian citizen,18 year of age or older, a resident of BC for at least six months, a resident of another local government in BC, and not disqualified];
  • own property in the Town of Ladysmith for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration; AND
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.
Only one NRPE per property may vote, regardless of how many people own the property; and, the owner must have the written consent of a majority of the other property owner(s) to vote on their behalf.

Information for Residents of Stz'uminus First Nation

Residents of Stz’uminus First Nation (Oyster Bay Reserve No. 12) are located outside the Town’s boundaries, within CVRD Electoral Area H (North Oyster/Diamond).  This means they can vote in the election run by the CVRD, not the Town of Ladysmith. 

The CVRD website provides information about the voting location (North Oyster Elementary School, 13270 Cedar Road, North Oyster).

For more information about voting from a Reserve, check out the Province's Voters Guide for Electors Living on Reserve.