Homelessness referendum advance voting begins this week

Advance polls Wednesdays (Nov. 18 and Nov. 25) at CVRD boardroon

  • Nov. 16, 2015 7:00 a.m.

On Nov. 28, voters in Courtenay, Cumberland, Area ‘A’ (excluding Denman and Hornby Islands), and Areas ‘B’ and ‘C’ will be asked:

“Are you in favour of the Comox Valley Regional District adopting Bylaw No. 389 being ‘Comox Valley Homelessness Supports Service Establishment Bylaw No. 389, 2015’ to establish a service that would provide funds to one or more local non-governmental organizations based on a board-approved five-year action plan to address homelessness in the Comox Valley? Yes or No”

The Comox Valley Regional District is conducting this voting opportunity.

Advance voting

Advance voting on the referendum will take place Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 25, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. each day, at the CVRD boardroom at 550B Comox Rd., Courtenay.

On Nov. 28, any eligible voter can vote between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at any of these voting places:

• Union Bay Community Hall, 5401 Island Highway South, Union Bay

• Royston elementary school, 3830 Warren Ave., Royston

• North Island Distance Education School (NIDES – formerly Tsolum elementary school), 2505 Smith Rd., Courtenay

• Cultural Centre/Moncrief hall, 2674 Dunsmuir Ave., Cumberland

• Courtenay Elementary School, 1540 McPhee Ave., Courtenay (voting day headquarters)

• Queneesh Elementary School, 2345 Mission Rd., Courtenay

Living Waters Church, 2222 Regent Ro.

To be eligible

A voter must produce two pieces of identification. At least one must show their signature and one must show their actual residential address. Photo ID is not required. (For a list of acceptable ID, go to bit.ly/1MctTVq)

You are eligible to vote if you are homeless, provided that you meet the requirements to vote and can produce acceptable ID. If a person does not have two pieces of ID to prove both identity and residency, they can provide a minimum of one piece of ID that demonstrates evidence of the person’s identity and swear a “Declaration of Residency” in the presence of the voting official.

The requirements to vote means that the person is 18 or older, a Canadian citizen, a resident of B.C. for six months before voting day, a resident or registered owner of property in the proposed service area for 30 days before voting day and not otherwise disqualified from voting.

 

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