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2018 General Local Elections

General local elections will be held October 20, 2018.

On October 20, 2018 District of Summerland voters will choose one mayor and up to six councillors for a term of four years. Voters will also choose two school trustees. For more information about the municipal election, click the relevant picture farther down this page. For information about the school trustee election, click here.

VOTING OPPORTUNITIES

General Voting:
Saturday, October 20, 2018
8:00 am and 8:00 pm
at the following locations:
 • Summerland Secondary School, 9518 Main St, Summerland, BC
 • Giant’s Head Elementary School, 10503 Prairie Valley Rd, Summerland, BC

Advance Voting:
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 and Tuesday, October 16, 2018
8:00 am to 8:00 pm
at the following location:
 • Municipal Hall, Council Chambers (2nd Floor), 13211 Henry Ave, Summerland, BC

Special Voting Opportunities (available to residents, their family, and facility staff at the time of voting):
Thursday, October 11, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
 • Parkdale Place Housing Society, #100-9302 Angus St, Summerland, BC

Thursday, October 18, 2018
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
 • Summerland Seniors Village, 12803 Atkinson Rd, Summerland, BC

ELECTOR REGISTRATION

There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:
 • 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
 • 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 District of Summerland for at least 30
days immediately preceding the day of registration; and
 • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an
election or otherwise disqualified by law.

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

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 owner of the property, written consent from the majority of the property owners. Click here to download the property owner consent form.

Declarations and Notices

Candidates for Office

For more information on candidates, such as phone numbers, social media pages and campaign websites, please visit the website www.localelections.ca.

POSITION RUNNING FOR CANDIDATE (A-Z by last name)
Mayor Toni Boot
Mayor Janet Peake
Councillor Richard Barkwill
Councillor Erin Carlson
Councillor Claude Gautron
Councillor Doug Holmes
Councillor Ron Kubek
Councillor Doug Patan
Councillor Mark Smed
Councillor Erin Trainer
Councillor Martin Van Alphen
School Trustee Julie Planiden
School Trustee Dave Stathers
School Trustee Linda Van Alphen
School Trustee Peter Waterman


Information for Candidates

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Click here find out what you need to know to
run in the upcoming general local elections.

Information for Voters

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vote in the upcoming general local elections.

Important Dates

DATE EVENT
March 13 Last day to meet 6-month BC residency requirement for candidates submitting nomination documents on Sept 14.
April 19 Last day to meet 6-month BC residency requirement for registering on general voting day (Oct 20)
July 27 Candidate packages available at Municipal Hall, 13211 Henry Ave, Summerland, BC [view map]
August 21 Candidate Information Session - 6:30 PM at Municipal Hall, 13211 Henry Ave.
September 4 Start of Nomination Period (9:00 AM)
September 11 Recruitment of Election Officials begins
September 14 End of Nomination Period (4:00 PM); and
Declaration of candidates (4:00 PM).
September 19 Last day to meet 30-day jurisdiction residency / property ownership requirement for registering
on general voting day (Oct 20)
September 21 Deadline for withdrawal of candidates (4:00 PM); and
End of Election Period (12:00 midnight).
September 22 Start of Campaign Period
September 24 Declaration of election by voting or acclamation (4:00 PM)
September 28 Deadline for applying to work as an Election Official
October 3   All candidates forum.
October 4 All candidates forum.
October 5 Election Officials training session and pick up of supplies
October 10 ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY  (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
October 16 ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITY (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM)
October 20 GENERAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY (8:00 AM - 8:00 PM);
End of Campaign Period (8:00 PM); and
Announcement of preliminary results.
October 22-24 Determination and declaration of official results (4:00 PM deadline on Oct 24)
November 5 Inaugural Meeting of elected municipal council