Boundary Adjustment Assent Voting (Referendum)

Please see the following  link for further information on the proposed Boundary Adjustment.

Notice of Voting Boundary Adjustment Assent Voting

Notice is given that assent voting will be conducted on January 28, 2017 on the following question for the voting area of the District of Metchosin:

Do you support a municipal boundary adjustment, placing approximately 354 acres of private land into Langford, provided that the Beecher Bay First Nation agrees to transfer to Metchosin ownership of 250 acres of Crown Land offered to the Band as part of the Treaty process, and Metchosin receives a 112 acre greenspace buffer and a tax sharing agreement?

Voting Dates and Locations

General Voting

Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 8 am to 8 pm at the

Metchosin Community Hall at 4401 William Head Road, Victoria, BC

Advance Voting

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 8 am to 8 pm; and

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8 am to 8 pm at the

Municipal Office at 4450 Happy Valley Road, Victoria, BC

Voter Registration

The District of Metchosin uses the most recent Provincial list of voters as its list of resident electors.  If you are not on the voters list, you may apply to register immediately before voting.

To apply to register as a resident elector, you must either produce two documents that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence, at least one of which must contain your signature; or produce at least two documents that provide evidence of your identity, at least one of which must contain your signature, and make a solemn declaration as to your place of residence. 

To apply to register as a non-resident property elector, you must produce at least two documents that provide evidence of your identity, at least one of which must contain your signature, and proof that you are entitled to register in relation to the real property and written consent from any other owners of the real property.

Voter Qualifications

To qualify to vote as a resident elector you must

  • be 18 years of age or older,
  • be a Canadian citizen,
  • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months,
  • be a resident of the District of Metchosin for at least 30 days, and
  • not be disqualified from voting.

To qualify as a non-resident property elector you must

  • not be entitled to vote as a resident elector,
  • be 18 years of age or older,
  • be a Canadian citizen,
  • be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months,
  • be a registered owner of real property in the District of Metchosin for at least 30 days, provided that the only persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are  not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust, and
  • not be disqualified from voting.

Notice of Applications for Scrutineers
Boundary Adjustment Assent Voting

On January 28, 2017 qualified electors of the District of Metchosin will vote on the following question:

Do you support a municipal boundary adjustment, placing approximately 354 acres of private land into Langford, provided that the Beecher Bay First Nation agrees to transfer to Metchosin ownership of 250 acres of Crown Land offered to the Band as part of the Treaty process, and Metchosin receives a 112 acre greenspace buffer and a tax sharing agreement?

Applications to act as a scrutineer will be received at the District of Metchosin office at 4450 Happy Valley Road, Victoria, BC, from January 3, 2017 to January 12, 2017 during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, except statutory holidays.

Only persons entitled to vote as electors on the above question are entitled to act as scrutineers. 

Application to Act as a Scrutineer

Will you need assistance voting?

Curb Side Voting

If you are unable to enter the voting place because of physical disability or impaired mobility, an election official can attend to you or your vehicle with a ballot.  To make special arrangements in advance contact Rachel Parker  or Tammie van Swieten at the Municipal Hall at 250-474-3167.

Assistance Marking Your Ballot

If you have difficulty marking a ballot due to physical disability or difficulties with reading or writing, you may be assisted by an election official or a person accompanying you.  That person must make a solemn declaration that they will preserve the secrecy of the ballot, mark the ballot in accordance with your wishes, and not attempt to influence you as to how you should vote.

Elector Eligibility

Notice of Advance Elector Registration

Resident Electors Eligibility

In order to be registered as a resident elector of a municipality, a person must meet all the following requirements on the day of registration:

(a) the person must be

(i) an individual who is 18 years of age or older on the day of registration, or

(ii) if an election is in progress for the municipality, an individual who will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election;

(b) the person must be a Canadian citizen;

(c) the person must have been a resident of British Columbia, as determined in accordance with section 67 [rules for determining residence], for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;

(d) the person must have been a resident of the municipality, as determined in accordance with section 67, for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;

(e) the person must not be disqualified under this or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Non-resident Property Elector Eligibility

In order to be registered as a non-resident property elector of a municipality, a person must meet all the following requirements on the day of registration:

(a) the person must not be entitled to register as a resident elector of the municipality;

(b) the person must be

(i) an individual who is 18 years of age or older on the day of registration, or

(ii) if an election is in progress for the municipality or electoral area, an individual who will be 18 years of age or older on general voting day for the election;

(c) the person must be a Canadian citizen;

(d) the person must have been a resident of British Columbia, as determined in accordance with section 67, for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;

(e) the person must have been a registered owner of real property in the municipality for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;

(f) the only persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust;

(g) the person must not be disqualified under this Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

A person may register as a non-resident property elector only in relation to one parcel of real property in a municipality

If there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector under this section in relation to the real property.

If the land title registration of the real property in relation to which a person is registering under this section indicates that there is more than one individual who is the registered owner of the real property, the person registering must do so with the written consent of the number of those individuals who, together with the person registering, are a majority of those individuals

Resident and non-resident elector eligibility are found in Part 3 (sections 65 and 66) of the Local Government Act (LGA). 

For information on Local Elections in B.C. see the Voter's Guide to Local Elections in B.C.

For more information on elector registration and qualifications, contact the Municipal Office at 250-474-3167 or info@metchosin.ca