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By-Election 2024

General voting day for the 2024 By-election is Saturday, September 21st, 2024. 

To be elected is:

  • One (1) Councillor 

The elected Councillor will serve a two (2) year term from November 2024 to October 2026. 


 


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Information for Candidates

Nomination Packages

Nomination papers are available for pick up in person at City Hall during regular business hours (8:30 am to 4:45 pm). Packages will also be available by email for any candidates who wish to view or print their own documents for completion by contacting Vicki Lucas, Deputy Chief Election Officer at election@kimberley.ca.

The nomination period opens August 6th and closes on August 16th, 2024 at 4:00 pm. During this period, nomination documents will be received by the Chief Election Officer or their designate. Candidates are asked to make an appointment for submission of nomination documents. Contact Vicki Lucas, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 250-427-9658 to book your appointment. 

General Candidate Information

The Province of British Columbia has released the General Local Elections Education Materials. Materials include webpages, videos, guides and brochures.
Watch Basics of Local Elections (video series).
Watch Being an Effective Elected Official (video series).
Watch Role of Elected Officials (video series).
Potential candidates should familiarize themselves with campaign financing requirements. Information is available on the Elections BC Website.  

Who is eligible to run for Council?

You are qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if you meet the following criteria; you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on election day
  • Be a resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed and
  • Have not been disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in BC or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office, or been otherwise disqualified by law

You do not have to live in the jurisdiction in which you are running for office

Please note that:

If you currently work for the City of Kimberley or School District No. 6, you must take a leave of absence before being nominated.
Federal Government employees must apply to the Public Service Commission for permission to run in the election.
At least two qualified City of Kimberley electors (whose names must be on Election BC's list of electors) must nominate you in accordance with the Local Government Act. 
Learn more about eligibility and specifics of running for local office on the Government of British Columbia Website

Key Dates

Coming soon.


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Information for Voters

Have your say in the 2024 By-election to elect one Councillor for a two-year term (November 2024 to October 2026).

See the FAQs below for ways to vote and information on new mail ballots!

Find more information from the the Province of British Columbia below:

General Voter Information

Resident Electors

To vote in the City of Kimberley election as a Resident Elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration
  • Be a resident of the City of Kimberley on the day of registration
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election

Corporations, businesses and permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrants who have not yet become Canadian Citizens) are not permitted to vote. 

Non-Resident Property Electors

Individuals can vote in the 2024 By-election as a Non-resident Property Elector. To be eligible, they must: 

  • Be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election
  • Be a registered owner of a real property in the City of Kimberley for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration
  • Be registered as a non-property elector only in relation to one parcel of real property in the City
  • If applicable, have written consent from the majority of registered owners

Non-resident property Electors will be asked to complete a Non-Resident Property Elector Registration Form, which will be available at advanced voting opportunities and on general voting day. 

Only one registered owner can vote per parcel. Property owners residing in another country or province, other that British Columbia, are not eligible to vote. 

How do I register to vote?

City List of Electors

The City of Kimberley uses the most current available provincial list of electors prepared by Elections BC. If you were listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the City's List of Electors.

Registering in advance makes the voting process faster and easier. To register in advance online, please follow the link below.

Register to VOTE

If you are not on the City's List of Electors and did not register during the advance elector registration period, you can still register to vote on Advance Voting Days or General Voting Day. To register on voting day, you must show two pieces of identification which prove who you are and where you live (i.e. includes your name and residential address) and one of the pieces of identification must also include your signature (e.g. driver's license, BC Services Card). If neither piece of identification shows your residential address, you must make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence.

Non-resident property electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity and that they are entitled to register in relation to property (e.g. property tax notice or certificate of title). If applicable, written consent from the majority of property owners must be provided. Only one owner may register as a non-resident property elector.

Acceptable Voter ID

  • BC Care Card
  • BC Identification Card Issued by ICBC
  • BC Services Card
  • BC Driver's License
  • Birth Certificate
  • Canadian Passport or Citizenship Card
  • Certificate of Indian Status
  • Credit or debit card with name
  • Income Tax Assessment
  • Metis Certificate Status
  • Monthly Report/Request for Continued Income Assistance
  • Nexus Border Card
  • Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License issued by ICBC
  • Property Tax Notice issued by City of Kimberley
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Statutory Declaration/Sworn Affidavit (from a notary public, lawyer, or commissioner for taking affidavits). 
  • Student Card
  • Utility bill (electricity, natural gas, water, telephone, or cable bill). 

How, when, and where to vote

Advanced Voting Opportunities

Advance voting is available at Centennial Hall, 100 4th Avenue, at the dates and times listed below:

Wednesday, September 11th, 2024 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm
Wednesday, September 18, 2024 between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm

General Voting Day

On September 21st, 2024, voting will take place at Centennial Hall, 100 4th Avenue, between the hours of 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Mail Ballot Voting

All eligible electors are able to apply to vote by mail ballot. See the Mail Ballot Voting Section on this page for details. 

Can I vote with a mail ballot?

Information coming soon. 

Voting Day transportation

Information coming soon.


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Work at the Election

Do you enjoy working with the public and supporting a team? The City of Kimberley is currently looking for election staff to facilitate voting in the 2024 By-elections. Positions are available during the Advanced Voting Days on September 11th and 18th, 2024 and General Voting Day on September 21st, 2024. Check out the job description below and send completed application forms to election@kimberley.ca

2024 Call For Election Workers Job Description

2024 Election Worker Application Form

 


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For more information contact:

Maryse Leroux, Chief Election Officer
Phone: 250-427-9659
Email: election@kimberley.ca

Vicki Lucas, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Phone: 250-427-9658
Email: election@kimberley.ca