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Voting
Advance voting, mail-in ballot 
Resident Elector qualifications
Non-Resident Property Elector
Candidates
General 
 

Voting

1. When is the election?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

2. Where can I vote?

  • Glenayre Elementary School - 495 Glencoe Drive
  • Moody Elementary - 2717 St. Johns Street
  • Heritage Mountain Elementary School-125 Ravine Drive
  • Port Moody Recreation Complex - 300 Ioco Road
    • Advance voting opportunities or mail-in ballot-see below

3. What are the voting hours?

8 am to 8 pm

4. Can I vote at any location?

Yes

5. Is there a mail-in ballot?

Yes - please see #9

6. Will you be providing mobile voting for those who can’t get to the polls?

Yes, there will be a mobile poll, Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Legion Manor for residents and patients only.  Once confirmed we may add more locations.  (Curbside voting will be available at any of the regular polls for those who for mobility reasons are unable to enter the voting place).

7. Would an elector’s ballot be spoiled if they did not vote for the office of Mayor?

No. Electors can vote for up to the number of offices to be elected but don’t need to vote in each “race”. Electors can also vote for fewer than the six councillors to be elected.

Advance voting

8. Can I vote in advance?

Yes, any qualified elector can vote at one of the two advance voting opportunities.

  • When: Wednesday, November 5th and Saturday, November 8, 2014
  • Where: Galleria, Port Moody Civic Centre, 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Time: 8 am to 8 pm

Note: If you are not on the list of registered electors, you may register at time of voting - 2 documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one with a signature are required to prove residency at time of registration.

Mail-in Ballot

9. If I can’t vote at the advance voting or on election day, can I vote?

Yes, we have mail in ballot voting. Voting by mail is available for electors with a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, and/or electors who expect to be absent from Port Moody on General Voting Day November 15, 2014. Between Oct. 29, 2014 and before 4pm, November 13, 2014 you must submit the following information to the City of Port Moody Legislative Services office at 100 Newport Drive (by mail - 100 Newport Drive, P.O. Box 36 Port Moody, V3H3E1, telephone - 604.469.4505, fax - 604.469.4550 or email to kridley@portmoody.ca

  • Full name, 
  • Residential address, 
  • Address of the property in relation to which you are voting (for non-resident property electors), 
  • Method of delivery of your mail ballot package:
    • pick up at Port Moody City Hall, OR
    • regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR
    • regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package,
  • If you are not on the list of electors, to ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector.

Mail ballot packages will be sent out commencing on or about November 5, 2014. Your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8 pm on November 15, 2014.

10. Why doesn’t the City hold the advance voting opportunities earlier?

As the statutory deadline to withdraw as a candidate is 4pm October 17, 2014 Election officials must wait until after that deadline before getting the ballots produced.

Voter qualifications

11. Must I be a Canadian Citizen to vote?

Yes

12. What are the qualifications to vote?

You can qualify as a resident elector or non-resident property elector:

Resident elector, at time of voting, must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be a Canadian Citizen
  • be a resident of BC for at least 6 months (May 13, 2014)
  • be a resident of electoral area (Port Moody) for 30 days
  • not be disqualified by law

Non-Resident Property Elector, at time of voting, must:

  • be 18 years or older
  • be a Canadian Citizen
  • be a resident of BC for at least 6 months (May 13, 2014)
  • be a registered owner of property in Port Moody for 30 days immediately before the day of registration
  • not be eligible to register as a resident elector in Port Moody
  • not be disqualified by law
  • only register in relation to one piece of property

13. I own property in Port Moody but don’t live there, can I register to vote on voting day?

Yes, you can register as a Non-Resident Property Owner. Forms can be obtained from City Hall at Legislative Services. To register you must provide:

  • Proof of ownership (ie: tax bill or title search)
  • Two pieces of identification, at least one of which must contain your signature
  • If applicable, written consent from the majority of the property owners (including the signature of the person registering to vote)

14. If I own property in addition to my residence can I vote twice?

No, you may only vote once.

15. How is “residency” determined for the purposes of voting?

Your usual place of residence must be in the City of Port Moody.

16. Am I on the List of Electors?

The City of Port Moody uses the most current available list from the Province. If not on the List of Registered Electors, any qualified elector can register at the time of voting.

17. Can I register in advance if my name is not on the List of Electors?

No, there will be no advance registration. You may register at time of voting if you qualify to vote as a resident elector or non-resident property elector.

Note: 2 pieces of identification, at least one with a signature are required to prove residency at time of registration.

Candidates

18. Do candidates have to live in Port Moody?

No

19. What are the requirements to be a candidate? Candidates must, by voting day:

  • be 18 years
  • be a Canadian citizen
  • be a resident of BC for 6 months (May 13, 2014)
  • not be disqualified by law

20. How do I become a candidate?

Nomination packages will be available from Friday, August 22, 2014 for pick up at the Legislative Services Counter, Main Floor, City Hall, 100 Newport Drive.

Nomination papers must be filed with the Chief Election Officer at City Hall between 9:00 am Tuesday, September 30th 2014 and 4:00 pm Friday, October 10, 2014.

21. How do I find out who the candidates are?

Candidate nomination papers will be posted on this site as they are received between September 30, 2014 and October 10, 2014.

22. Is there an election advertising “blackout” period on Saturday, November 15th? 

Newspaper, magazine, radio or television advertising on election day is prohibited. This applies to ads to promote or oppose a candidate, an elector organization, or a particular outcome in other voting. Please also be reminded that there is a prohibition against campaigning or campaign signs/literature within 100 metres of voting places on voting day.

General

23. Who is the Chief Election Officer (CEO)?

Kelly Ridley, City Clerk, City of Port Moody

Ph: 604.469.4505
Fax: 604.469.4550
Email: kridley@portmoody.ca

24. Where do I call for other election information?

Kelly Ridley (see contact information above) or
Dorothy Shermer, Deputy Chief Election Officer and Deputy City Clerk, City of Port Moody

Ph: 604.469.4603 
Fax:604.469.4550
Email: dshermer@portmoody.ca

Prospective candidates should be referred to Chief Election Officer, 604.469.4505

 

Last updated: 18/08/2014 9:30:00 AM