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.

BC Cancer Agency’s new digital mammography vehicle begins summer tour for women in Northern BC

POSTED: June 1, 2016 | Mayors Blog

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!

Thinking of Running For Local Office?

POSTED: March 5, 2018

If you are considering being a Candidate in the upcoming General Election this October, you will find the attached video links a great asset.

Business Facade Improvement Program

POSTED: February 21, 2018

The District of Stewart is once again offering the Business Facade Grant Program to support business improvements. For more information, click the links below to view:

Register Your Household for Stewart’s “One Call System” in the Event of an Emergency

POSTED: February 7, 2018

Please see the attached Poster regarding registering your household for emergency notifications.

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