Voting is the easiest way to exercise your democratic rights, all people who are eligible are encouraged to cast their vote for the preferred candidates. The Village would like to see everyone vote who is eligible to do so; your vote matters!
Ashcroft has one voting location for all dates and times:
The Ashcroft Community Hall, located at 409 Bancroft Street
Advanced Voting Opportunities
October 10: 8 am to 8 pm
October 16: 8 am to 4 pm
October 17: 8 am to 4 pm
October 18: 8 am to 4 pm
General Voting Day
October 20: 8 am to 8 pm
Please note the Village does not conduct any "special voting" opportunities or any opportunities to vote by mail.
Eligibility Requirements to Vote
Be a Canadian Citizen
Be 18 years of age of older on General Voting Day (October 20, 2018)
Be a resident of the Village for at least 30 days (September 19, 2018) prior to General Voting Day
Be a resident of BC for at least 6 months (April 19, 2018) prior to General Voting Day
Not be disqualified from voting in an election
Be a non-resident owner of property located within Village boundaries
For more information and explanations about any of the items that appear above, please refer to this brochure developed by the Provincial Government:Voter's Guide to Local Elections in BC
Voting Registration and Voter Identification
The Village of Ashcroft does not conduct any advance voter registration. You will register when you show up to vote at any of the voting opportunitiy listed above, with the appropriate identification.
Please bring with you two (2) pieces of valid identification to prove residency. One piece must display your signature. Examples include a BC Driver's License, BC ID Card, Passport, etc, however, identitifaction does not require a photograph to be accepted.
Non-residents that own property within the Village may vote. They must provide the same identification as resident electors, and in addition: proof of ownership (either: property tax notice, certificate of title, utilities notice) and if applicable, written consent from the other property owners assigning you the vote.
All voting is done by hand and votes are manually counted at the end of the Voting period (after 8 pm on October 20, 2018). Paper ballots are retained in the event a recount is required.
For more information please refer to the Provincial brochure: Voter's Guide to Local Elections in BC
Do You Require Assistance To Vote?
Do you need assistance to read the names or to fill in the ballot? Do you have mobility issues that make it difficult for you to get out of your vehicle? If so, you may ask the Chief Election Officer for assistance.
All election staff must take an oath to preserve the secrecy of the ballot; they can help voters with a physical disability or those who have difficulty reading or writing. Alternatively, you can bring someone you know to the voting place to help you. This person will have to take an oath of secrecy that will be given by the Chief Election Officer. Please contact the Chief Election Officer on the day you going to vote if you find yourself requiring assistance.
We recommend electors to review the Village's Local Government Elections and Other Voting Procedures Bylaw No. 816, 2018
, for specific information about how Ashcroft conducts its general election.
Please feel free to contact the Village Office if you find there are further questions the above resources do not address. Staff will endeavor to provide you with an answer or point you to the proper aithority best suited to handle your enquiry.
In 2018, help us experience the best voter turn out in Village history!