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CRD gives official notice of election

Where and when to vote for CRD rep, airport tax referendum in the Quesnel area

Following the one-week withdrawal period, the Cariboo Regional District’s chief election officer declared local CRD elections by voting and acclamation.

Out of 12 CRD electoral areas, seven electoral areas will see elections by voting and five directors have been elected by acclamation.

Notice of election by acclamation

The following candidates have officially been elected by acclamation:

Director of Electoral Area C (Bowron Lake-Barlow Creek-Barkerville): John Massier

Director of Electoral Area D: Steve Forseth

Director of Electoral Area G: Al Richmond

Director of Electoral Area H: Margo Wagner

Director of Electoral Area I (Narcosli-Nazko-West Fraser): Jim Glassford

Notice of election by voting

Elections by voting will be held in the following electoral areas. One candidate will be elected in each area. Contact information for each candidate is listed at bc.localelections.ca.

Electoral Area A (Red Bluff-Quesnel South): Cory Delves, Mary Sjostrom

Electoral Area B (Quesnel West-Bouchie Lake): Barb Bachmeier, Elizebeth Montgomery, Robert Shkuratoff

Electoral Area E: Angie Delainey, Melynda Neufeld

Electoral Area F: Brice O’Neill, Shannon Rerie, Conrad Turcotte

Electoral Area J: Gerald Kirby, Doug Wickenheiser, Roger William

Electoral Area K: Betty Anderson, Chad Mernett

Electoral Area L: Brian Coakley, Willow MacDonald

General voting dates and locations

General voting will be on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations near Quesnel:

ELECTORAL AREA A

Kersley Elementary School 2899 Arnoldus Road, Quesnel

Ecole Red Bluff Lhtako Elementary 1533 Maple Drive, Quesnel

Cariboo Regional District Library Program Room 101-410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel

ELECTORAL AREA B

Bouchie Lake Elementary School 2074 Blackwater Road, Quesnel

Parkland Elementary School 5016 Bjornson Road, Quesnel

Cariboo Regional District Library Program Room 101-410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel

Advance voting dates and locations

Advance voting will be available at the locations listed below on Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Monday, Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

ELECTORAL AREAS A & B

Cariboo Regional District Library Program Room

101 – 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel, BC

Referendum on proposed North Cariboo Airport Service

The CRD is proposing a new tax for rural areas in the Quesnel region to support the Quesnel airport.

The annual budget for the airport is collected through taxation on a local service-area basis. Currently, City of Quesnel taxpayers contribute while CRD residents in the surrounding areas do not. The proposed taxation boundary would include all of Electoral Areas A, B, C and I.

The proposed tax rate will be about $3.61 per $100,000 of the assessed value of land and improvements. The rate will be the same for the City of Quesnel and regional district residents.

READ MORE: CRD to hold referendum on proposed Quesnel airport tax

Residents of electoral areas A, B, C and I will be able to vote on the referendum on Oct. 20, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the following locations: CRD Library Quesnel Branch program room; Kersley School; Red Bluff School; Bouchie Lake School; Parkland School; Barlow Creek School; Nazko School; West Fraser Fire Hall.

Advance voting will take place Oct. 10 and Oct. 15 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the CRD Library Quesnel Branch program room.

Voting details

There are two types of voters. Resident and non-resident. There is no need to pre-register to vote, as the registration of all electors for voting will take place at the time of voting. Please bring at least two pieces of ID. One of them must have a signature.

Resident: You can vote if you live within the electoral area in which the vote is taking place (see the interactive map on the CRD website). You MUST be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old, have lived in B.C. for at least the last six months and in the area for at least the last 30 days.

Non-resident: You can vote if you have owned property for at least 30 days within the electoral area in which the vote is taking place, but live elsewhere in B.C. You must also be a Canadian citizen, be at least 18 years old, and have lived in B.C. for at least the last six months.

There is only one vote per property for non-resident property electors. If more than one person owns the property, the signatures of a majority of the owners are required. Contact the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer prior to voting day for more details.

Mail ballot voting

Mail ballot voting is available if you will be away on all three voting opportunities, are physically unable to attend or live 90 km away from a polling station. You can request a mail ballot by phoning the chief or deputy chief election officer starting on September 25, 2018 until 4 p.m. on October 18, 2018.

A mail ballot package will be sent to you around October 5, 2018, and you are able to drop it off or mail it back. It must be received by the chief election officer no later than 8 p.m. on October 20, 2018 to be counted.



editor@quesnelobserver.com

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