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.

November is Adoption Awareness Month

POSTED: November 15, 2018

At the November 13, 2018 Regular Council meeting, Council made a motion to join the Province in proclaiming November as Adoption Awareness Month.

Water Quality Advisory

POSTED: November 14, 2018

There have been reports from residents (Nov 14 2018) experiencing brown or discoloured water in the community.  If your household is experiencing this issue, please allow your cold water tap to run until the water clears.  Additionally, please see the attached Water Quality Advisory notice (still in effect) with information and recommendations.  

Call for Nominations:  Board of Variance

POSTED: November 13, 2018

The District of Stewart is looking for interested people to sit on its Board of Variance.  This board is appointed by Council for a term of 3 years.  The board meets only when needed and fulfils the duties as per Bylaw #881, 2014 and according to the Local Government Act, Sec. 899.  Please see the attached notice for more information.

2018 Christmas Card Competition-DEADLINE EXTENDED

POSTED: October 23, 2018

For those that were hoping to submit an entry, GOOD NEWS - the deadline has been extended until Monday, November 19 at 4:30pm. So, all of you local artists and photographers still have time to participate by submitting your original artwork or photograph to the District office.
For more details, please read the Christmas Card Competition link.

Discover BC’s Stewart-Cassiar Region

POSTED: February 21, 2018

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: February 21, 2018

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

BC Hydro Installation of Bird Guarding at Stewart Substation

POSTED: January 8, 2018

Please see the attached information regarding BC Hydro's recent installation of Bird Guarding at the Stewart Substation