Merritt gets ready to vote
WHERE DO YOU NEED TO GO TO CAST A BALLOT?
General election day is just around the corner. This means if you are an eligible voter, you still have one more chance to cast your vote and make your voice heard.
To vote in the Saturday, Sept. 15 civic byelection, you simply need to go to City Hall between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and show two pieces of identification. Voters will then have the opportunity to select one city council candidate from the six options on the ballot.
ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE SEPT. 15 CIVIC ELECTION?
You can vote if you are a Canadian citizen, if you are 18 years of age or older as of Sept. 15, if you have lived in B.C. for at least six months, if you have lived in Merritt for at least 30 days and if you are not disqualified by law from voting. It does not matter whether you rent or own your home.
If you own property in Merritt, but live somewhere else in B.C., you can also vote in Merritt elections. Non-resident property electors can vote only once, regardless of the number of properties they own. If there is more than one registered owner of a property, only one of the owners may, with the written consent of the majority of the other owners, register as a non-resident property elector.
Landed immigrants who are not yet Canadian citizens are not permitted to vote in civic elections.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
To vote in Saturday’s civic byelection, you simply need to go to City Hall between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. and show two pieces of identification — at least one with your signature and one with your address — to the registration clerk.
Your name will be recorded and you can cast your ballot.