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 read more click heading)
 

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!

October is Foster Family Month

POSTED: October 13, 2017

At the Regular Council Meeting of October 10, 2017, Council made a motion to proclaim October as Foster Family Month

Water Quality Advisory - September 5, 2017

POSTED: September 5, 2017

Please see the attached Public Notice regarding the Water Quality Advisory issued by the District of Stewart

2018 Community Grants-In-Aid

POSTED: September 5, 2017

The District of Stewart is now accepting applications from organizations seeking funding in excess of $1000 for the year 2018.  Deadline for applying is October 31st, 2017.
 

October 24:  Attention Business Owners

POSTED: October 11, 2017

The District of Stewart and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine have partnered together to visit local businesses and perform surveys and create a face-to-face connection with local business owners. "Business Walks" track the pulse of the business community and is one tool used to identify needed programs and services to the community. For more information see the attached poster.
 

2017 Christmas Card Competition

POSTED: September 14, 2017

Calling all Artists & Photographers:  The District of Stewart is inviting members of the community to participate in a competition that will result in your original artwork or photograph to be featured on a District Christmas card.  See the attached poster for details.

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