Municipal Elections

    Council Election

    The Town of Comox is governed by a Council of seven elected officials: one Mayor and six Councillors. Council operates at a policy level and delegates day-to-day operations of the municipality through the Chief Administrative Officer, to Town staff.

    In accordance with the Community Charter and the Local Government Act, eligible voters of the Town of Comox vote in a General Local Election held every four years, to elect their Council and School District 71 School Trustee.
    DECLARATION OF CANDIDATES / LIST OF CANDIDATES

    GENERAL VOTING DAY
    Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Comox Community Centre (Gymnasium), 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox 8am to 8pm

    ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES
    Wednesday, Oct.17th at the Community Centre (Multi-Purpose Hall), 1855 Noel Avenue, Comox 8am to 8pm

    Mail Ballot Voting Information:

    Resident and Non-Resident Property Electors who are unable to make it to a voting opportunity or who expect to be out of Town during all of the voting opportunities may apply for a Mail Ballot Voting Package. The Mail Ballot Voting Package contains all of the information and materials (except postage) that you need in order to submit your ballot in person, by mail or by courier.

    In order to be eligible to vote by mail, electors must:

    • be registered to vote with the Town of Comox; and
    • either,
      1. have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects your ability to vote at another voting opportunity; or
      2. expect to be absent from Comox on general voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities.

    Mail Ballot Voting Application Process:

    • Ensure that you are registered to vote. If you are unsure, contact Comox Town Hall at 250 339-2202.
    • Ensure that you meet the requirements listed above in order to be eligible to vote by mail.
    • Complete the Application Form on the back of the Mail Ballot Voting Information and Application Form. Note that each elector must complete their own application.
    • Return the completed Application Form to Town Hall, either in person, or by mail or fax.

      NOTE: if you are or will be out of Town and need the Mail Ballot Voting Package to be mailed to you, please ensure that we receive your application no later than Friday October 12, 2018 in order to ideally provide sufficient time to receive and resend your package.

    If your application is accepted, please note:

    • All mail ballot packages are sent out by Canada Post standard mail service.
    • Mail ballot packages are available during the first week of October, once we receive the ballots. Packages can be either mailed to you or picked up at Town Hall.
    • If you will be outside of Canada between October 1 and 20, 2018, we recommend that you designate someone to pick up your mail ballot package on your behalf and express post it to your out-of-country location (please ensure that this person is noted in your application form).

    You are responsible for ensuring that your completed ballot is received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00pm on general voting day, Saturday, October 20, 2018.

    Contacts:

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, please contact the Chief or Deputy Chief Election Officer

    Shelly Russwurm
    Chief Election Officer
    Telephone: 250.339.2202
    Email: russwurm@comox.ca

    Twyla Slonski
    Deputy Chief Election Officer
    Telephone: 250.339.2202
    Email: twyla@comox.ca









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