Non-Resident Property Elector
The property must be in the name(s) of individuals and not in the name of a company.
If you own property in the City of Parksville, but live somewhere else in British Columbia, you may be eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector if you:
- Are a Canadian citizen; AND
- Are, or will be, 18 years of age or older (October 22, 1998, or before) on general voting day; AND
- Have lived in BC for at least 6 months (as of April 22, 2016) prior to registration; AND
- Have owned the property in the City of Parksville for at least 30 days before you register to vote (as of September 21, 2016); AND
- You must not be eligible to register as a resident elector in the City of Parksville; AND
- Are not disqualified from voting by the Local Government Act or any other act.
Non-resident property electors can only vote once, regardless of the number of properties they own in the City of Parksville.
If more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the other owners; and
Section 66(1)(f) of the Local Government Act states that the only persons who are registered owners, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust.
If you meet all the requirements, you may register on the day you vote at either an advance voting opportunity or on general voting day. However, if more than one person is registered as an owner on the property's land title, a "Non-Resident Elector Consent Form" containing signed consent from the majority of the registered owners is required.
I own a company or business located within the City, do I get a vote?
No - a corporation is not entitled to be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector. There is no corporate vote in British Columbia.