What are the qualifications to vote?

In order to vote, a person must be:

  • 18 years old or older; and
  • A Canadian citizen; and
  • A resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration, and
  • A resident of the City of Nelson at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration OR an owner of property in the City of Nelson at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and.
  • Must not be disqualified by law (currently incarcerated or having been convicted of election offenses)

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1. What are the qualifications to vote?
2. What is a RESIDENT elector?
3. What is a NON-RESIDENT elector?
4. What if I own my property with other people?
5. Why do non-resident property electors need to provide a copy of their land title?
6. Can Landed Immigrants vote?
7. Can people living on First Nation/lndian lands vote?
8. Is voting by Proxy permitted?
9. If a person owns more than one property, can they vote once for each property?
10. Is there a corporate vote? (i.e. Can someone vote in the name of the business they own or for property owned by a corporation?)
11. What are the penalties for not following election laws?
12. Who enforces general local election rules?
13. Can I have a translator help me vote?
14. Can I take someone into the voting booth to help me?
15. Am I allowed to assist someone to vote who has a physical disability or other difficulty?
16. What can I do if I believe someone has committed an election offence?