2022 MUNICIPAL ELECTION INFORMATION

The next civic election will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022 where eligible voters will be voting for one (1) Mayor and four (4) Councillors for a four-year term.

GUIDE TO LOCAL ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN FINANCING IN B.C.

Through this Election site, the public can also access frequently asked questions (see below).

ELECTION OFFICIALS

The Village of Chase is accepting applications for Election Officials for General Voting Day, October 15, 2022 and/or Advance Voting Day on October 5, 2022. For more information, please click here.

CANDIDATES

MAYOR – One (1) to be elected

Surname Usual Names Residential Address
FENTON

LEPSOE

SCOTT

ALLEN

DAVID

STEVE

1022 Hillside Avenue, Chase, BC

910 Paquette Street; Chase, BC

636 Hysop Place, Chase, BC

COUNCILLOR – Four (4) to be elected

Surname Usual Names Residential Address
CONNETT

HARDER

HERMAN

IGLESIAS

LALUHA

TORBOHM

WELTON

COLIN

RON

JANE

BEVERLEY

KRYSTAL

FRED

SANDRA

421 Cedar Avenue, Chase, BC

4844 Gerella Road, Pritchard, BC

590 Elm Street, Chase, BC

621 3rd Avenue, Chase, BC

5958 Waterfront Lane, Chase BC

#11-312 Arbutus Street, Chase, BC

6377 VLA Road, Chase, BC

Nomination packages available here: NOMINATION PACKAGE

Are you curious about being a candidate?

On October 15, 2022, 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.

You are:

  • 18 years of age or older on the day of voting;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to voting day;
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.

To learn more about being a candidate, please visit the Elections BCwebsite.

Please check back regularly for updated related to the 2022 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.

VOTERS

You are eligible to vote in the Village of Chase if you meet ALL of the following requirements.

You are:

  • 18 years of age or older on the day of voting;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to voting day (April 14, 2022);
  • a resident of the Village of Chase at least 30 days prior to voting day (September 14, 2022);
  • Are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.
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 15, 2022.  Dates of advance voting is Wednesday October 5, 2022. Eligible voters can cast their vote at the Polling Place, the Village of Chase Community Hall, 547 Shuswap Avenue.

Eligible voters can pick up mail-in ballot packages at the Village office until 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

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 will utilize the Provincial Voter’s List as the list of registered electors for the 2022 General Local Election.  Elector should bring two (2) pieces of acceptable identification (see list under “What identification should I bring to the voting location?”).

Please bring two pieces of identification which include your address and signature. Examples of acceptable identification:

  • B.C. Driver’s License
  • B.C. Identification Card
  • Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License issued by ICBC
  • B.C. Services Card, B.C. CareCard or Gold CareCard
  • Ministry of Social Development Income Assistance Monthly Report Form
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Citizenship card
  • Property tax notice issued by the Village of Chase
  • Credit or debit card
  • Utility bill (electricity, natural gas, water, telephone or cable service)
  • Student card

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.

You are:

  • 18 years of age or older on the day of voting;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to voting day (April 14, 2022);
  • a registered owner of real property in the Village of Chase for at least 30 days immediately before today (September 14, 2022);
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.

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 5, 2022 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.

Eligible voters can pick up mail-in ballot packages at the Village office until 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

STAFF

Should we require staffing for the 2022 Local Government Election, information and applications will be posted on our website.

Elector and Candidate Informational Brochures

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 information related to the Village’s financial documents: Financial Documents

For more information contact the Chief Election Officer at ELECTIONS@CHASEBC.CA