This October, British Columbians across the province will take part in the 2022 General Local Elections. This is a great opportunity to participate in how you want to see our great city run. In the City of Prince George, there are 9 electable positions available on general voting day: 1 mayor and 8 councillors. I encourage every eligible voter to get out and vote – at the advanced polls, on general voting day or through a mail ballot.
Here’s how to vote:
The City of Prince George uses same-day elector registration – this means that you don’t need to register to vote in advance. To vote, show up to a polling station with you two pieces of identification to prove y our place of residence (or property ownership) and identity. Eligible resident electors include the following:
- Those 18 years of age or older on general voting day;
- A Canadian citizen;
- A resident of BC for at least six (6) months immediately before the day of registration;
- A resident of the municipality on the day of registration (no minimum days required);
- Not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in the election and not otherwise disqualified by law.
Please note that non-resident property electors who own real property in the municipality are eligible to vote in in addition to the points above, if they were the own 30 days before the election; additionally, 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 are eligible to vote.
Here’s where to vote on General Voting Day
Advance Voting Opportunities include:
- Wednesday, October 5, 2022 – Civic Centre
- Thursday, October 6, 2022 – Civic Centre
- Tuesday, October 11, 2022 – UNBC (7-170 Bentley Centre)
- Wednesday, October 12, 2022 – CN Centre
General Voting Day is Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 8:00am – 8:00pm at the following locations:
- Blackburn Elementary
- College Heights Secondary
- DP Todd Secondary
- Edgewood Elementary
- John McInnis Learning Centre
- Prince George & Conference Civic Centre
- Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary
- Vanway Elementary
Here’s why voting is important
For the last several elections, we’ve seen low voter turnout. Getting out to vote ensures that your voice is heard and represented in the votes around the council table on the things that matter most to you. When you vote, you are choosing who will represent you. So this election, be sure to take the time to ensure your voice is heard as we re-elect our next mayor and council.