2018 Election

District of Tumbler Ridge Election 2022

Work the 2022 Election

The District is accepting applications from August 14 to September 9 to work the 2022 General Local Election. 

Opportunities are available on:

  • General Voting Day: October 15, 2022
  • Advance Voting Opportunities (Limited): October 5 and 12.

Apply to Work the Election

Nomination package now available!
 2022 Tumbler Ridge Nomination Pacakge 

In addition, voters will be able to cast their ballots for the 2022 Peace River Regional District Assent Voting at the same time and place.

Why vote?

Every Canadian citizen has the right to vote, and a cornerstone of our democracy is free and fair elections. Voting gives Canadians the power to choose officials that best represent them. Your vote matters as those elected to serve on Tumbler Ridge Town Council make decisions on services that impact the residents of our community’s daily lives such as parks, recreation programs, animal and bylaw services, waste collection, land development, and fire services. The School District Board makes decisions on maintaining a school system that reflects local priorities by setting plans, policies, and an annual budget.

New for 2022 Elections

VOTERS

New residents no longer need to live in Tumbler Ridge for at least 30 days to be eligible to vote.

Voter registration will be on the day you vote (see Voting Guidelines).

CANDIDATES

Read the changes to the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA for the 2022 Municipal Election).

Elector organizations must register with Elections BC.

VOTING DAYS AND LOCATION

Advance Voting Day 1
Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Advance Voting Day 2
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Town Hall Council Chambers
8:00 am to 8:00 pm

General Voting Day

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022
8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Community Centre - Rooms 4&5
340 Front Street

As nominations papers are received they will be posted here in the order received. Persons accessing this page acknowledge that:

In accordance with section 89(9) of the Local Government Act, they will not inspect the nomination documents or use information included in the nomination documents except for the purposes authorized by Part 3 [Electors and Elections] of the Local Government Act or by section 63 [restrictions on use of personal information] of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.

Information for Candidates

Thinking of running for Council? Check out the “Thinking of Running for Local Office” brochure from the Provincial Government and the Elections BC website for valuable information about local government elections.

Useful information for candidates can also be found on the Province’s website. An online webinar is available for viewing at your convenience.

The Elections BC local elections campaign financing team is available to answer questions by phone at 1-855-952-0280 (toll-free) or by email at electoral.finance@elections.bc.ca.

THINKING OF RUNNING FOR LOCAL OFFICE?

If you are considering being a Candidate in the upcoming General Election this October, you will find the attached video links a great asset. 

Do You Qualify to Vote?

You may vote as a resident elector if you:

  • Are a Canadian Citizen;
  •  Are 18 years of age or more on general voting day;
  • Have lived in BC for at least six (6) months;
  • Are a resident of Tumbler Ridge; and
  • are not disqualified by law from voting.

You may vote as a non-resident property elector if you:

  • You are a Canadian Citizen;
  • You are 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
  • You have lived in BC for at least 6 months;
  • You have owned real estate in Tumbler Ridge registered in your personal name (not in the name of a   business or other entity) for at least 30 days;
  • You are not disqualified by law from voting.
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How to Register on Voting Day

You must bring at least 2 documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence. At least one of the documents must contain your signature.

or

You must provide two documents producing evidence of your identity, at least one of which must contain your signature.  You must also be prepared to sign a solemn declaration as to your place of residence. If you do not comply with these requirements, you will not be registered to vote.

The following documents only will be accepted for identification:

  • a British Columbia Driver’s License
  • an Owner’s Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle License issued by the Insurance Corporation of B.C.
  • a British Columbia CareCard or British Columbia Gold CareCard
  • a British Columbia Identification Card
  • a Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance form SDES8
  • a Social Insurance Card issued by Human Resources Development Canada
  • a Citizenship Card issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • a real property tax notice issued under section 269 of the Local Government Act or section 21 of the Taxation (Rural Area) Act
  • a credit card or debit card issued by a savings institution as defined in Section 29 of the Interpretation Act, or
  • a utility bill issued for the supply of electricity, natural gas, water, telephone services or coaxial cable service by
    · a public utility as defined in section 1 of the Utilities Commission Act
    · a gas utility as defined in section 1 of the Gas Utility Act
    · a water utility as defined in section 1 of the Water Act
    · the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority, or
    · a corporation licensed by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission for the purposes of that supply.
     
  • BC Elections Information

The following links will provide more information on elections:

Ministry of Community Services, Local Government Division

More information will be posted to this web page as election day approaches.