Mail Ballot

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For the first time in a Delta local election, all eligible voters may apply to vote by mail ballot. Starting September 1st at 8:00 a.m. until October 6th at 12:00 p.m., eligible Delta voters can apply to vote by mail.

Mail ballots must be received by 8:00 p.m. on general voting day – October 15, 2022.

How do I apply for a mail ballot?

You may apply for a mail ballot in the following way:

  1. Apply online or complete a paper application (available September 1st).
  2. Contact the Delta Election Office.
  3. Pick up an application package at Delta City Hall.
What is in the mail ballot application package?

The mail ballot package includes the following items:

  • Instructions on how to complete the mail ballot application
  • A list of acceptable identification
  • A mail ballot application form
  • A form to register as an elector
  • A form to register as a non-resident property elector
  • A non-resident property elector consent form
  • An envelope to return the complete documents
How do I receive a mail ballot?

Once the application has been completed, returned, and approved, a mail ballot package may be obtained by having it mailed to your residential address or by picking it up at Delta City Hall.

Mail ballot packages will be available for pick up or sent out by mail starting on September 24th at 8:30 a.m. To ensure adequate delivery time, the last day a mail ballot package will be mailed out is October 6th.

The deadline for mail ballots to be received by the Chief Election Officer is 8:00 p.m. on October 15, 2022.

It is the responsibility of the voter to ensure that their completed mail ballot is received by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022. If you are returning your mail ballot by mail, please allow adequate time for Canada Post to deliver it prior to the deadline.

The mail ballot package contains the following items:

  • Instructions to complete the mail ballot package
  • A mail ballot
  • A secrecy envelope for returning the ballot (envelope A)
  • A certification envelope (envelope B) for returning the secrecy envelope (envelope A)
  • An outer envelope (envelope C) for returning everything to the Election Office
  • Various forms in the event a voter requires assistance with completing the ballot or translation services
What are the instructions for completing the mail ballot?
  1. Complete your ballot using a black pen or marker to fill in the oval next to the name of the candidate(s) of your choice.

Be careful not to have any smudge marks on the ballot. Re-fold the completed ballot and place it in the secrecy envelope (envelope A) and seal the envelope. Over voted ballots will not be counted. Ensure you are only voting for the correct number of candidates.

You are voting for:

  • 1 mayor
  • 6 (or less) councillors
  • 7 (or less) school trustees
  1. Complete and sign the certification envelope (envelope B). Place the secrecy envelope (envelope A) inside envelope B and seal envelope B. Your ballot will not be counted if envelope B is not completed and signed.
  2. Place the certification envelope (envelope B) along with any forms you may have completed into the outer envelope (envelope C), seal envelope C and return it to the Delta Election Office.

Completed outer envelope (envelope C) may be returned as follows: ​​

  • in person to the Delta Election Office (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.)
  • by mail to the Delta Election Office, 4500 Clarence Taylor Crescent, Delta, BC V4K 3E2

It is the responsibility of the voter to ensure that their completed mail ballot is received by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022. If you are returning your mail ballot by mail, please allow adequate time for Canada Post to deliver it prior to the deadline.

Mail ballot packages received after 8:00 p.m. on October 15, 2022 will not be counted. Post-marks will not be considered valid for return of completed ballots.

If you are not on the Provincial Voters List, you must complete an Application for Registration as a Local Government Resident Elector form. The registration form will be provided in the mail ballot application package. Submit the completed registration form and a copy of two pieces of identification with your application for a mail ballot.

If you qualify as a Non-Resident Property Elector, you must complete the appropriate forms that will be provided in the mail ballot application package.