Elections and Other Voting Opportunities

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The next General Local Government Election will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Links to Information on Local Government Elections:

Gotta Go Roadside Facilities

The Gotta Go project would provide restroom facilities along a portion of the Alaska Hwy.

If you live in Electoral Area B, Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, Chetwynd, or Tumbler Ridge, this will affect your taxes if approved. A virtual meeting will be held on June 22, 2021 at 6:00pm, to get an overview of the proposed service and the voting process please attend. View the event page here.


Visit the Have Your Say project page
Download Information Package
Download Elector Response Form


AAP Process

The Regional Board is using the Alternate Approval Process (AAP) to seek approval of the electors for the Gotta Go Roadside Facilities Service Establishment Bylaw.

The Alternative Approval Process (AAP) is an option local governments may use to seek approval from the public for things like long-term borrowing, a boundary extension, or to establish a new regional district service.

AAP requires that 10% or more of eligible voters sign and submit a form, if they think that the local government should hold a full assent voting process (commonly referred to as a referendum) before moving forward with starting the new service, rather than relying on the AAP process. In an AAP, only those who object to the service being approved in this way, are required to respond. Electors who support the service, and feel that AAP is an acceptable way to measure the level of public support for the service, are not required to respond.


*Elector Response Form

Complete and print the form here

You are entitled to fill out the Elector Response Form if you are:

• a Canadian citizen, 18 years of age or older, and
• a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before signing the Elector Response Form, and
• a resident of, or registered owner of real property (in your personal name) in Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Taylor, Tumbler Ridge, or Electoral Area B, for at least 30 days immediately before the day you sign the Form, and
• not disqualified by law from voting.

*Only one form may be submitted by any elector.


Public Notice

View the public notice here

Bylaw No. 2440, 2021
Read the bylaw here

Board Report, May 13, 2021
Read the report here

Board Report, March 11, 2021
Read the report here

Health Related Services Grant in Aid

The PRRD wants to enhance health-related services in the region in the form of grants to not-for-profit societies who offer health related services, and scholarships to students seeking post-secondary education in a health care or medical field.

All residents of the PRRD, including those who live in municipalities, will be taxed for this service if approved. A virtual meeting will be held on June 23, 2021 at 6:00pm, to get an overview of the proposed service and the voting process please attend. View the event page here.


Visit the Have Your Say project page
Download the Information Package


WHO CAN VOTE BY MAIL?

On June 10, 2021, the Regional Board of the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) approved the recommendation to permit voting by all eligible electors under the Local Government Act to be done by mail ballot, and to allow Mail Ballot Voting to replace Mobile Voting Stations for the 2021 Referendum considering the proposed Health Related Services Grant in Aid Service and Seniors Aging in Place Support Services.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE

You are allowed to vote if you are:

  • A resident elector (i.e., you live in the municipality, regional district electoral area), OR
  • A non-resident property elector (i.e., you live elsewhere in BC but own property in the municipality, or regional district electoral area).


ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

RESIDENT ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • A resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • A resident of the municipality, or regional district electoral area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.


NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the municipality or regional district electoral area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not entitled to register as a residents elector; and
  • the only persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, one of those individuals may, with written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.


HOW DO YOU REGISTER TO VOTE?

You must register on the PRRD List of Electors at the time of filling in your ballot. Mail Ballot Packages will include instructions on how to register to vote at the same time as you fill out your ballot.


REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE

A person wishing to vote by mail ballot must complete an application form located at the PRRD Offices in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, or online by clicking the link below  Applications can be requested between 8:00 am June 10, 2021, and 4:00 pm July 16, 2021, in person, by telephone (250-284-3200 or 250-785-8085), or by emailing the Deputy Chief Election Officer – tab.young@prrd.bc.ca. The PRRD will begin mailing the Mail Ballot Voting packages once the ballots have been printed.

Download application
Applications must be received before 4:00 pm on Friday, July 16, 2021.

RETURNING YOUR MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE

To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by Tyra Henderson, Chief Election Officer by the close of voting (8:00 pm) on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
A mail ballot package may be returned by any of the following:

  • By mail
    Delivered to Box 810 Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4H8
  • In person – PRRD Office
    During regular office hours daily at 1981 Alaska Avenue up to 4:30 pm on July 16, 2021
  • In person – Polling Station
    At the polling station at #1, 300 highway 2, Ovintiv (aka Encana) Events Centre on July 7, 14, and 17 between 8 am and 8 pm.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tyra Henderson, Chief Election Officer
Address: 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8
Phone: (250) 784-3216
Fax: (250) 784-3201
Email: tyra.henderson@prrd.bc.ca

 

Tab Young, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Address: 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8
Phone: (250) 784-3207
Fax: (250)784-3201
Email: tab.young@prrd.bc.ca

 

Seniors Aging in Place Support Services

The PRRD wants to help seniors stay in their homes for as long as possible by providing services such as healthy meals, housekeeping, and yard maintenance.

If you live in Electoral Area D or part of Electoral Area E, this will affect your taxes if approved. A virtual meeting will be held on June 23, 2021 at 7:30pm, to get an overview of the proposed service and the voting process please attend. View the event page here.


Visit the Have Your Say project page
Download the Information Package


WHO CAN VOTE BY MAIL?

On June 10, 2021, the Regional Board of the Peace River Regional District (PRRD) approved the recommendation to permit voting by all eligible electors under the Local Government Act to be done by mail ballot, and to allow Mail Ballot Voting to replace Mobile Voting Stations for the 2021 Referendum considering the proposed Health Related Services Grant in Aid Service and Seniors Aging in Place Support Services.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE

You are allowed to vote if you are:

  • A resident elector (i.e., you live in the municipality, regional district electoral area), OR
  • A non-resident property elector (i.e., you live elsewhere in BC but own property in the municipality, or regional district electoral area).


ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

RESIDENT ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • A resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • A resident of the municipality, or regional district electoral area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.


NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the municipality or regional district electoral area for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not entitled to register as a residents elector; and
  • the only persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, one of those individuals may, with written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.


HOW DO YOU REGISTER TO VOTE?

You must register on the PRRD List of Electors at the time of filling in your ballot. Mail Ballot Packages will include instructions on how to register to vote at the same time as  you fill out your ballot.


REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE

A person wishing to vote by mail ballot must complete an application form located at the PRRD Offices in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John, or online by clicking the link below  Applications can be requested between 8:00 am June 10, 2021, and 4:00 pm July 16, 2021, in person, by telephone (250-284-3200 or 250-785-8085), or by emailing the Deputy Chief Election Officer – tab.young@prrd.bc.ca. The PRRD will begin mailing the Mail Ballot Voting packages once the ballots have been printed.

Download application
Applications must be received before 4:00 pm on Friday, July 16, 2021.

RETURNING YOUR MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE

To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by Tyra Henderson, Chief Election Officer by the close of voting (8:00 pm) on Saturday, July 17, 2021.
A mail ballot package may be returned by any of the following:

  • By mail
    Delivered to Box 810 Dawson Creek, BC, V1G 4H8 – not later than 4:30 pm on July 16, 2021
  • In person – PRRD Office
    During regular office hours daily at 1981 Alaska Avenue up to 4:30 pm on July 16, 2021
  • In person – Polling Station
    At the polling station at #1, 300 highway 2, Ovintiv (aka Encana) Events Centre on July 7, 14, and 17 between 8 am and 8 pm.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Tyra Henderson, Chief Election Officer
Address: 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8
Phone: (250) 784-3216
Fax: (250) 784-3201
Email: tyra.henderson@prrd.bc.ca

 

Tab Young, Deputy Chief Election Officer
Address: 1981 Alaska Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4H8
Phone: (250) 784-3207
Fax: (250)784-3201
Email: tab.young@prrd.bc.ca