The next civic election will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 where eligible voters will be voting for one (1) Mayor and four (4) Councillors for a four year term. Please check back as more information will become available closer to the 2018 election.
NOMINATION PACKAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE VILLAGE OFFICE JULY 27, 10:00 a.m.
Through this Election site, the public can also access frequently asked questions:
“Are you curious about being a candidate?“
On October 20, 2018, Village of Chase voters will elect one mayor, and four councilors. To be eligible to run as a candidate, at the time of nomination a person must meet the following criteria.
To learn more about being a candidate, please visit the Elections BCwebsite.
Please check back regularly for updated related to the 2018 Local Government Election.
Please be advised that Village of Chase has a Sign Bylaw. Furthermore the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure regulates signage along provincial highways.
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has new resources for people considering running in local elections. Please check out information about the roles and responsibilities of elected local officials here.
Per section 82(1) of the Local Government Act, a contractor is not considered an ’employee’ of the City so you are able to run for Office. Full disclosure of your contract with the City would be appropriate.
You are eligible to vote in the Village of Chase if you meet ALL of the following requirements.
Eligible Village of Chase voters will be electing one (1) Mayor, and four (4) Councillors. Check out the local newspaper, candidate’s websites and ‘All Candidates Forums’ to stay informed.
The next civic election is October 20, 2018. Dates of advance voting is Wednesday October 10, 2018. Eligible voters can cast their vote at the Polling Place, the Village of Chase Community Hall.
Voting in a civic election is an important part of the democratic process. Elected Officials make many decisions that affect you, your family and your neighbours every day. Your vote counts!
The Village of Chase does not utilize a voters list – registration is done at the time of voting and the process is as follows:
Please bring two pieces of identification which include your address and signature. Examples of acceptable identification:
Please note the combination B.C. Driver’s License/Care Card is ONE piece of identification.
Yes, you must provide proof of ownership of the property for which are voting and you meet ALL of the following requirements.
If there is more than one person on title for the property, you must provide written permission from the majority of property owners authorizing you as the sole individual to vote for that property. Please find the Non-Resident Property Elector – Consent Form here.
No, you may vote only once as non-resident property owner if you own two or more properties and you must meet all other requirements in the previous question.
If you have difficulty reading or writing English, you may bring a translator to assist at the voting location. The person assisting will be required to complete and sign a declaration in order to provide translation help.
If you have difficulty entering the voting location, you may request to receive and mark your ballot outside (curbside voting). Election officials will provide you with a ballot and a secrecy sleeve. You may choose to have someone who is accompanying you deposit the ballot in the voting machine or request an election official to do this for you.
If you require assistance with voting, you may also bring someone with you into the voting location to help you vote. Please note they will be required to complete and sign a declaration in order to provide support.
The Advance Voting Day is Wednesday October 10 to allow those electors that would otherwise be absent from the Village of Chase on Election Day. These dates will be advertised on the City’s website and in the local newspaper.
Should we require staffing for the 2018 Local Government Election, information and applications will be posted on our website.
Courtesy of the Province of B.C., this brochure answers a few of the basic questions about local government elections – click here
Courtesy of the Province of B.C., this brochure answers basic questions about voting in local government elections – click here
Courtesy of the Province of B.C., this brochure helps potential candidates with answers to questions – click here
Courtesy of the Province of B.C., this brochure helps potential candidates with the nomination process – click here
For more information contact the Chief Election Officer at ELECTIONS@CHASEBC.CA