Voter Information

Voter Information

Do I qualify to vote?

 

You may vote in a BC local election as a resident elector if you:

  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are 18 years of age or more on general voting day for the assent voting; and
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months before you register to vote;
  • have lived in the District of Stewart for 30 days or more before you register to vote
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law.

How do I get on the Voter's List?

The list of electors is available for inspection from the 46th day before general voting until the close of general voting, at the local government office, during regular business hours.
If upon viewing the voters list, a qualified elector does not see their name on the list, they may register at the time of voting.

What identification do I need to register at Town Hall or at a polling station on Voting Day?

You must provide at least two of the documents listed below to provide evidence of your identity and place of residence. At least one of the documents must include your signature. You must be prepared to sign a declaration as to you place of residence.

Provide two of the following to register to vote:

  • BC Driver’s License
  • BC Identification Card issued by the BC Motor Vehicles Branch
  • Owner’s certificate of insurance and Vehicle License issued by ICBC
  • BC CareCard or Gold CareCard
  • Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security Request for Continued Assistance Form (SDES8)
  • Social Insurance Card
  • Canadian Citizenship Card
  • Valid Canadian Passport
  • Current Property Tax Notice
  • Credit Card
  • Utility Bill

I own property in Stewart but do not live in Stewart; can I vote?

As a non-resident property owner – if you do not live in Stewart, and you meet the following criteria, you are eligible to vote:

You may vote in a BC local election as a non-resident property elector if you:

  • are not a resident in that community;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • are 18 years of age or more on voting day;
  • have lived in BC for at least 6 months before voting day;
  • are the *Registered owner of real property in the jurisdiction for at least 30 days immediately before voting day;
  • must not be eligible to register as a resident elector in the jurisdiction;
  • must only register in relation to one piece of property;
  • if more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the owners.

Non-resident property electors can register at the advance poll or on General Voting Day.

UBCM-2016

POSTED: October 13, 2016 | Mayors Blog

The 2016 Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention is focused on the theme “Stronger Together”. Standing together, from far and wide, each region still stands together. Each region has something unique to contribute to the growth and prosperity of BC and is integral to the success of this province.

Water quality

POSTED: September 5, 2016 | Mayors Blog

Lately the District of Stewart has issued few times a boil water advisory.  It's strictly a precautionary measure due power outage. Without power  water pressure at our pump declined below established level. A loss in pressure can result in contamination entering the drinking water distribution system from surrounding soil and groundwater. 
To address the issue Council approve the purchase of new generator for new pump 4, to make sure that water pressure will be rebounded to acceptable levels for the remainder of the outage.  Also, Council approved a purchase of a drinking water quality test kit. 
District of Stewart drinking water undergoes  quality tests monthly to ensure that our citizens are provided with clean and safe water. People of Stewart can take pride in their drinking water - it continually meets  quality standards set out in the BC Drinking Water Protection Act and the Canadian Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality. Detailed water quality reports are available in the District office.

Stewart - the Best Town for Nature Lovers

POSTED: July 7, 2014 | Kids Blog

If you enjoy fresh air, hiking and wild life photography, see why this Bear Valley School student thinks you'll love Stewart!  => read essay

STEWART HAS THE BEST SOIL FOR GARDENING

POSTED: March 3, 2014 | Kids Blog

Read this essay from Lane Hyslop to understand why the soil in Stewart is great for gardeners!

Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan

POSTED: March 23, 2017

The District of Stewart is a member of the Regional District Solid Waste Management Plan. This Plan is a new approach that will help make waste management safer and more cost efficient by sharing resources. All communities will contribute to the plan based on their population. This means that Stewart’s taxpayers will contribute approximately 7% of the cost.

You will be receiving an informational flyer in your mailbox that provides more information. We encourage you to read the flyer and be informed about the changes that will be taking place with the closure of our landfill and the construction of a transfer station.

Community meetings will be arranged in the coming months so that you can provide your input into this process.

If you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jennifer Larson, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

PUBLIC NOTICE

POSTED: March 22, 2017

Please be advised that the District of Stewart has now switched back from Well #3 to Well #4

Water Quality Advisory:  UPDATE

POSTED: February 23, 2017

The District of Stewart received water sample results today from the lab and there is no bacteriological contamination. The water continues to be safe to drink. However, due to ongoing construction and maintenance work in and around the wells, the District has decided to keep a Water Quality Advisory in place. The Water Quality Advisory is the lowest-level notification and is used in situations where the public health threat is modest, and actions can be taken to reduce the risks. If you are a member of a high risk population, or you have concerns, you may choose to boil the water (rolling boil for one minute). Sampling will continue to be conducted periodically to assess the condition of the water. We will advise further if there is any change.

Public Comments on Rural Education in Stewart

POSTED: February 3, 2017

On February 6, 2017 there will be an Open House in Terrace hosted by Parliamentary Secretary Linda Larson who is seeking feedback from British Columbians on the challenges & opportunities facing rural school districts and communities.
Please visit the Rural Education Website and submit comments.
For more information, please see the District of Stewart's Open Letter on Rural Education.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: December 20, 2016

Take a look at this Auto Tour video produced in conjunction with Destination BC, Kermode Tourism, and the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine-displaying spectacular views of scenery near Hazelton, New Hazelton, the Nass Valley and Stewart, with Dr. Joseph Gosnell narrating:  www.stewartcassiarhighway.com 

Salmon Glacier Auto Tour Brochure

POSTED: August 2, 2016

Here is an excellent resource to accompany you on your travel to visit the spectacular Salmon Glacier - Auto Tour Brochure