Here’s how to vote in municipal elections

Before you can vote in a municipal election, you must be registered to vote.

Before you can vote in a municipal election, you must be registered to vote.

If you are not on the list of registered electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place.

To register to vote you must meet all of the following qualifications:

• 18 years    of age or older on general voting day;

• a Canadian citizen;

• a    resident of B.C. for at least six months immediately preceding the    day of registration;

• a resident of, or registered    owner    of, real property in the jurisdiction where you wish to vote for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration;

• not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

• In addition, a non-resident    property elector must not be entitled to register as a resident elector.

Resident electors will be required to produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The two documents in combination must prove both identity and residency.

Non-resident property electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity and must also produce proof of ownership in relation to the property in the way of a State of Title Certificate or a Property Tax Notice. Also note that:

• A person may only register as    a non-resident property owner in relation to one parcel of real property in the jurisdiction.

• If more than one individual is a registered owner of the real property, then only one of those individuals is entitled to vote, with the written consent of a majority of registered owners that are on the title including the person requesting registration.

• If a corporation is on title with other individuals or if an individual on title is holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust, then none of the individuals are eligible to be registered as non-resident property electors.

General voting

Ballots may be cast Saturday, Nov. 19 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Comox at the Comox Community Centre at 1855 Noel Ave.

In Courtenay, votes can be cast during the same hours in the conference hall of the Florence Filberg Centre at 411 Anderton Ave. and Mark. R. Isfeld Secondary School at 1551 Lerwick Rd. in Courtenay.

In Cumberland, ballots may be cast from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the OAP Hall on the lower floor of the Cumberland Cultural Centre at 2674 Dunsmuir Ave.

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