Elector Eligibility

2018 General Local Election
Saturday, October 20, 2018

There are two categories of electors: Resident Elector and Non-Resident Property Elector

Resident Elector:

  • Age 18 years of age on or before Saturday, October 20, 2018;
  • A Canadian citizen on the day of registration;
  • A resident in BC for at least six months immediately before the day of registration;
  • A resident in the District of Oak Bay for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • Not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Non-Resident Property Elector (NRPE):

  • Age 18 years of age on or before Saturday, October 20, 2018;
  • A Canadian citizen on the day of registration;
  • A resident in BC for at least six months immediately before the day of registration;
  • Not entitled to register as a resident elector in the District of Oak Bay;
  • May only register as a NRPE in relation to only one parcel of real property in the District;
  • If more than one individual is registered as an owner, only one of them may register as a NRPE for that property.  To register, that person must present the written consent of the majority of registered owners;
  • If there are multiple owners of a single property, and one or more of those owners is a corporation, or an individual holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust, then all the owners of the property are ineligible to register as a NRPE.  For certainty, a corporation is not entitled to register as a NRPE; and
  • Not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

A person is disqualified as an elector if:

  • He/she has not completed a sentence for an indictable offence, unless that person is released on probation or parole and is not in custody.
  • He/she is involuntarily confined to a psychiatric or other institution as a result of being acquitted of or found not criminally responsible for an offence under the Criminal Code on account of a mental disorder.
  • He/she has been found guilty of an election-related offence.