Fernie municipal advanced voting will be open to qualified electors on Wednesday October 5th and Wednesday, October 12 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm at the Fernie Senior Citizens Drop-In Centre (562 – 3rd Avenue).
RDEK Area A Advance Voting will be open to qualified Electoral Area A electors on Wednesday, October 5th from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and Thursday, October 13 from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm at the Hosmer Community Hall 7431 6 Ave.
General Voting Day is Saturday, October 15 – 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, see details here.
Have a voice, get out and vote!
Am I eligible to vote?
Pre-registration is not needed to vote in the 2022 Local General Election. To be qualified to vote, 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 City of Fernie 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 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.
How will I vote?
The City of Fernie will be using automated vote counting machines for the 2022 election. Using vote counting machines will significantly reduce the wait time to learn election results!
Here is how you will vote:
• Step 1 : Go to the polling station. The Fernie Citizen’s Drop-In centre will be the voting location for advanced voting and election day.
• Step 2 : Register. Get your paper ballot from an election worker.
• Step 3 : Vote. Mark your ballot with a black sharpie pen.
• Step 4 : Submit your ballot. Take your ballot to the counting machine. You can feed the ballot into the machine yourself or have an election worker do it for you.