By-Election - February 27, 2016

2016 BY-ELECTION - OFFICIAL RESULTS

Candidate Votes Received
PACHAL, Nathan 740
HILLAN, Kiernan 557
NEWBERY, Sharon 158
COBURN, Shelley 141
KOSITSKY, Mel 140
GRAN, Carol 126
MAJ, Rae 79
ROMAN, George 76
OH, Serena 57

                      

 

Notice of Election by Voting - Saturday, February 27, 2016

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of Langley that an election by voting is necessary to elect one Councillor, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

COUNCILLOR – One (1) to be elected

Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

COBURN

GRAN

HILLAN

KOSITSKY

MAJ

NEWBERY

OH

PACHAL

ROMAN

Shelley

Carol

Kiernan

Mel

Rae

Sharon 

Serena

Nathan

George

3559 200 Street, Langley BC

104-20145 55A Avenue, Langley BC

19785 48A Avenue, Langley BC

22917 48 Avenue, Langley BC

20891 46 Avenue, Langley BC

57-5301 204 Street, Langley BC

426-20385 54 Avenue, Langley BC

215-20454 53 Avenue, Langley BC

411-20050 55A Avenue, Langley BC

 

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS

GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the City of Langley on:

Saturday, February 27, 2016

between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm

at Douglas Recreation Centre,

20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley, B.C.

 

ADVANCE VOTING will be available at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley, B.C. to qualified electors as follows:

·         Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

·         Wednesday, February 17, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

·         Thursday, February 18, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

·         Wednesday, February 24, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be available to qualified electors who are residents or members of the respective facilities as follows:

Evergreen Hall, 5470 203 Street, Langley B.C.

from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

Langley Senior Resources Centre

20605 51B Avenue, Langley BC

From 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

Elector Registration

If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Canadian citizen
  • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding the day of registration
  • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the City of Langley for at least 30 days immediately preceding the day of registration, and
  • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

To register, resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

To register, non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one property owner of the property, written consent from the other property owners.

 

 

Carolyn Mushata

Chief Election Officer

 

 

List of Candidates  

The following candidates have filed nomination documents to fill the position of one (1) Councillor in the February 27, 2016 by-election.

Coburn, Shelley Nomination Documents
Gran, Carol Nomination Documents
Hillan, Kiernan Nomination Documents
Kositsky, Mel Nomination Documents
Maj, Rae Nomination Documents
Newbery, Sharon Nomination Documents
Oh, Serena Nomination Documents
Pachal, Nathan Nomination Documents
Roman, George Nomination Documents

 

Voter Information
Who May Vote?

To vote in the City of Langley By-Election as a resident elector, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a resident of the City of Langley for at least 30 days before the day of registration
  • Have been a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before the day of registration
  • Not be disqualified from voting in an election

OR

To vote in the City of Langley By-Election as a non-resident elector, you must:

  • 18 years of age older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the City of Langley for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • 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; and
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.
Who is on the List of Electors?

The City of Langley takes its List of Electors from Elections BC.  If you were listed on the Provincial Voters List, you should be on the City’s List of Electors. Beginning January 12, 2016 until the close of general voting for the by-election on February 27, 2016, a copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection, at the Langley City Hall office at 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, B.C., during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Before inspecting the list, a person must sign a statement that they will not inspect the list or use the information included in the list except for the purposes of Part 3 – Electors and Elections of the Local Government Act. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

Voting Day Registration

If you are not on the City’s List of Electors and didn’t register during the advance elector registration period, you can still register to vote on Voting Day (Advance Voting Days and General Voting Day).  You must provide two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature).  For example, acceptable forms of identification can include: Driver’s Licence, Car Insurance, BCID Card, Utility Bill, Rent Receipt, Tax Bill, Credit Card, Care Card, Student Card.

Voting Opportunities

All voting for the By-election will be held at Douglas Recreation Centre, 20550 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC to qualified electors as follows:

Voting

GENERAL VOTING will be

  • Saturday, November 15, 2014 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm

ADVANCE VOTING will be as follows:

  • Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be available to qualified electors who are residents or members of the respective facilities as follows:

  • Evergreen Hall, 5470 203 Street, Langley B.C. from 8:30 am to 11:30 am on Thursday, November 13, 2014; and
  • Langley Senior Resources Centre, 20605 51B Avenue, Langley BC from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 13, 2014
Election Timeline

Election Notices
Notice of Nomination

NOTICE OF NOMINATION

Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Langley that nominations for the office of:
 
Councillor – 1 position
 

will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows:

 
Nomination forms are available at Langley City Hall in the Administration Department between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays, beginning 8:30 am December 15, 2015 until the close of the nomination period.
 
NOTICE OF NOMINATION
A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE
  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day [February 27, 2016];
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
  • a person or the commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting:

Carolyn Mushata, Chief Election Officer, 604-514-4591

Paula Kusack, Deputy Chief Election Officer, 604-514-4585

Carolyn Mushata, Chief Election Officer

 

 

Qualifications for Office

A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day [February 27, 2016];
  • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
  • a person or the commander of an armed forces unit who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting:

Carolyn Mushata, Chief Election Officer, 604-514-4591

Paula Kusack, Deputy Chief Election Officer, 604-514-4585

 

Carolyn Mushata, Chief Election Officer

Advance Elector Registration

ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION

Are you eligible to vote in the February 27, 2016 By-election for one position of Councillor? Is your name on the current list of electors?

If you are not sure you can find out by calling 604-514-2800 or visiting the Langley City Hall, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley B.C. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays).

Advance elector registrations will be accepted at the Langley City Hall office until January 5, 2016 but please note Langley City Hall will be closed December 25, 2015 to January 3, 2016, inclusive. With the exception of registrations on voting days, elector registrations will not be accepted during the period of January 6 to February 28, 2016.

ELECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

RESIDENT ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a resident of the City of Langley for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • 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.

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS:

  • 18 years of age older on general voting day for the election or assent voting; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • a registered owner of real property in the City of Langley for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • 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; and
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector.

 

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS

Beginning January 12, 2016 until the close of general voting for the by-election on February 27, 2016, a copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection, at the Langley City Hall office at 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, B.C., during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Before inspecting the list, a person must sign a statement that they will not inspect the list or use the information included in the list except for the purposes of Part 3 – Electors and Elections of the Local Government Act. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

 

OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR

An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm on January 22, 2016. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the City of Langley and can only be made on the basis that a person whose name appears on the list of electors has died or that a person whose name appears on the list of electors is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the City of Langley.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on these matters, the following persons may be contacted:

Carolyn Mushata, Chief Election Officer at 604-514-4591

Paula Kusack, Deputy Chief Election Officer at 604-514-4585.

 

Carolyn Mushata, Chief Election Officer

Contact Information
Chief Election Officer

Carolyn Mushata

Chief Election Officer

Phone: 604-514-4591

Email: cmushata@langleycity.ca

 

 

Deputy Chief Election Officer

Paula Kusack

Deputy Chief Election Officer

Phone: 604-514-4585

Email: pkusack@langleycity.ca

Langley City Hall

20399 Douglas Crescent   Langley  BC  V3A 4B3
Phone 604 514 2800   Fax 604 530 4371

Hours of operation:
Monday -  Friday   8:30am  -  4:30pm

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