Residents of the Town of Oliver who meet the criteria listed below, can go to the RDOS website to pull off the Application for Mail-In Voting form customised for residents of the Town of Oliver. The form provides for mail-in ballot option for the assent voting (referendum) question only, which is whether or not to adopt Bylaw No. 2660. It does not provide for mail-in voting for Mayor/Council. Once the application is accepted, we will forward qualified electors a ballot enabling them to vote on the assent voting question only.
Residents of Electoral Area “C” meeting the criteria below will pull up a different form on the website which enables them to apply for Mail-In Voting ballot for the assent voting question and for their choice for Electoral Area Director.
Electors are eligible to vote using a mail-in ballot if they meet the following criteria:
– Have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity, or
– If voters expect to be absent from the Regional District on voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities, or
– Voters who reside in East Gate Manning Park of Electoral Area “H” are eligible to use mail-in ballot, without meeting the above two requirements, as it is remote from the voting places.
The reason for the different methods is as follows:
The Town of Oliver does not have an election bylaw with provisions for mail-in voting; however, electors within the Town of Oliver may vote via mail-in ballot on this question (providing they meet the criteria) because the service that is proposed in the assent voting question is a Regional District service. The Board of Directors, at their July 3 meeting, resolved that participating area approval of Bylaw No. 2660 be obtained by the Regional District for the entire proposed service area (both Electoral Area “C” and Town of Oliver). Once that resolution is passed, the Regional District election bylaw applies to the entire service area for the purposes of voting for that specific matter only.
Manager of Legislative Services
Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen