Referendum 2017

Bowen Island Municipality will use the provincial voter's list prepared by Elections BC for the Fire Hall and EOC Referendum this summer. Specifics about voting dates will be posted in the coming months.

Meanwhile, you can make sure you are registered to vote HERE.

Elector Qualifications

Voting as a RESIDENT ELECTOR:

Do you live on Bowen Island?

You are required to be:

  • Age 18 or older on voting day
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day you register to vote
  • A resident of Bowen Island for at least 30 days immediately before the day you register to vote
  • Not disqualified by law from voting in an election

Voting as a NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTOR:

Do you own property on Bowen Island, but live elsewhere in BC?

If you own property in the Bowen Island Municipality - but you live elsewhere in BC - you might qualify to vote as a non-resident property elector.

You can only vote once, no matter how many properties on Bowen Island that you own.

To vote in the municipal referendum as a non-resident property elector, you are required to be:

  • Age 18 or older on voting day
  • A Canadian citizen
  • A resident in BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day you registered to vote
  • A registered owner of property on Bowen Island for at least 30 days immediately before the day you registered to vote

In addition, you must not be:

  • Disqualified by law from voting in an election
  • Living in the Municipality of Bowen Island
  • Holding the property in trust or in the name of a corporation

Is the property jointly owned?

If the property is jointly owned, you must have written consent by the majority of registered owners that authorizes you to be the non-resident property elector. If the property is owned by two people, one may vote with the other’s written consent.

If there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

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