Voter Information

A pen being used to mark a ballot.Who Can Vote

There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of qualified electors will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on General Voting Day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Have been a resident of BC for at least six months before General Voting Day
  • Are a resident in the jurisdiction or are the registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately preceding General Voting Day.
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, from voting in a local election.
  • Voting rights are granted to citizens based on residency or property ownership. There is no corporate or business vote in local elections.

Eligible electors who live on a First Nation reserve can vote. Where that person votes depends on whether the reserve is located within a municipality or regional district jurisdiction.

Non-Resident Property Electors 

When a person lives in one jurisdiction and owns property in one or more other jurisdictions, they may vote once in each of the other jurisdictions where they own property, as long as they meet the voter eligibility requirements.

If a person owns a property with one or more other individuals, only one person is eligible to vote as the non-resident property elector for that property. The owner entitled to vote must be designated, in writing, by the majority of the property owners. Voters can use the Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form to collect the applicable signatures before arriving at the polls.

Students

Students who live in one jurisdiction and attend an educational institution in a jurisdiction different from their usual place of residence may vote only once, either in the jurisdiction where they attend school or in the jurisdiction that is their usual place of residence.

How to Vote

Voters can cast ballots by:

  • Mail 
  • Advance Voting - Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • General Voting Day - Saturday, October 15, 2022

Here's a list of important dates for the election. 

Where to vote

  1. Advance Voting

Polling station:

  • CSRD Office, 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm

Advance Voting for Electoral Areas C, D, E and F will take place on October 5, 2022 from 8 AM to 8 PM.


  1. Electoral Area C (Eagle Bay, White Lake, Tappen, Sunnybrae  
  1. Electoral Area D (falkland, Salmon Valley, Deep Creek, Ranchero
  1. Electoral Area E (Rural Sicamous, Malakwa)
  1. Electoral Area F (North Shuswap)

Referendum/Assent Vote - Proposed Indoor Aquatic Centre for Golden and Electoral Area A

  1. Advance Voting - Referendum in Golden and Electoral Area A

Advance voting for the Town of Golden and Electoral Area A will take place from 8 AM to 8 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at:

  • Golden Civic Centre - 806 10th Avenue South, Golden
  • CSRD Office - 555 Harbourfront Drive NE, Salmon Arm
  1. General Voting - Referendum in Golden and Electoral Area A

Mail Ballots

Mail ballot voting is available for resident electors and non-resident property electors in the CSRD. Voters need to sign up to receive a mail ballot using this online form

Mail Ballot Request Forms must be received by the CSRD before 12 PM (noon) on Monday, October 3, 2022. These forms will be checked to ensure the citizen is eligible to vote. If so, a mail ballot package will be mailed out or will be available for pick up from the CSRD Office. 

Forms filled out after October 3 will be accepted, but may not be able to be sent and mailed back to the CSRD before the deadline. Voters assume this risk if requesting after the deadline.

To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer at the CSRD Office no later than 8 PM (local time) on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Please note: once you request a mail ballot, you will not be issued another ballot.