As Tsawwassen First Nation lands are within the boundaries of School District #37 (Delta), Tsawwassen First Nation resident and non-resident property electors are eligible to vote for the Office of School Trustee for the Delta Board of Education. Tsawwassen First Nation residents are not eligible to vote in the City of Delta elections for the Offices of Mayor and Councillor, as Tsawwassen First Nation lands are not within the boundaries of the City of Delta.
How To Vote
There are two steps to voting in a Local Government Election. First you must make sure that you are registered or eligible to be registered, and second, go to your voting place on voting day (Advance Voting Days or General Voting Day).
1. Register to Vote
You must register to vote. The City of Delta uses the Provincial Voters List to determine who is eligible to vote in Delta. If you voted as a Delta voter in the last provincial election and/or have since registered as a provincial voter in Delta, your name will appear on the Provincial Voters List, and will automatically be placed on the Delta Voters List.
If your name is not on the Provincial Voters List, you may register to have your name added to the Delta Voters List. You may register:
- in person at the City Hall, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, or at the North Delta Municipal Service Office (North Delta Recreation Centre), 11415 84th Avenue, during regular business hours (until August 28, 2018);
- by mail, by completing a registration form and sending it to the Office of the City Clerk at City Hall (until August 28, 2018), or
- in person, at your voting place, on voting day.
To register at the time of voting you must produce two (2) pieces of identification to verify your identity and residency (at least one piece of identification must contain your signature). Examples of acceptable identification are:
- BC Drivers Licence/ BC Identification Card*
- BC Care Card*
- Canadian Citizenship Card/ Passport
- Utility Bill (phone, hydro, cable etc.)
*Please note that the combined BC Drivers License/BC Care Card is considered one (1) piece of identification.
Delta Voters List Information and Privacy
The Delta List of Electors is made available for public viewing and is provided to each candidate participating in the election. The list contains the names of all registered voters, as well as other personal information such as the voter’s residential address.
To protect your privacy, you may request, in writing, by August 28, 2018, that personal information be omitted or obscured from the list. If requested to do this, the Chief Election Officer must comply with your request and the list will be amended by omitting or obscuring the requested information.
2. Go to Your Voting Place to Vote
You can vote any time between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the day of the election (Saturday, October 20, 2018) at the voting place set up for your neighbourhood. A list of voting place locations will be provided in your community newspaper, and a “Where to Vote” card mailed to all registered electors well before voting day. If voting as a Non-Resident Property Elector, you must vote at the voting place for the area in which your property is located.
If you have moved since your registration on the Delta Voters List, you must vote at the voting place for where you are living on voting day.
At the voting place your name and address will be checked against the Delta Voters List. If not previously registered, you will be asked to do so. Before receiving a ballot to vote, all persons must sign a declaration that they are “eligible to vote and have not voted before in this election”.
If you Need Help Voting
If you need help to vote, you may ask the Presiding Election Official (PEO) in charge at the voting place to assist you. You may also bring someone with you to the voting place to help you vote. This person must make a solemn declaration to preserve the secrecy of your ballot, to mark the ballot according to your wishes and to not attempt to influence how you vote.
If you are unable to enter the voting place, you may ask to receive and mark your ballot at a designated place located outside the voting place. It will be necessary for you to bring someone with you who can advise the election officials that you need help outside the voting place.
Advance Voting Opportunities
All electors are permitted to vote in advance of General Voting Day.
If you wish to vote in advance you may vote at one of the following voting places on
October 6, 10 and 11, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Delta City Hall
4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Ladner
South Delta Recreation Centre
1720 56 Street, Tsawwassen
North Delta Recreation Centre
11415 84 Avenue, North Delta
11777 Pinewood Drive, North Delta
For more information regarding any of the above, please contact:
Office of the City Clerk
City of Delta
4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, B.C.