Who is eligible to vote or run for council.

District of Sooke clarifies eligibility

The District of Sooke wants to clarify who can vote and run in the upcoming November 19 municipal election. If you are qualified to vote in a general local election and if you have not otherwise been disqualified, you are eligible to run for office. In addition, you must:

•    be 18 or older;

•    be a Canadian citizen; and

•    be a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months before the election.

•    People who own property in the municipality but do not reside there may be eligible to vote if they meet the other age and citizenship qualifications.

 

The District of Sooke uses the provincial voter’s list for municipal elections, which is based on

election registration data from both the provincial and federal voters lists. Elections BC maintains

and updates the voters lists between elections. To verify you are on the voters list or to register a

change of address, contact Elections BC at 250-387-5305 or 1-800-661-8683. You may also

register online at http://www.elections.bc.ca.

 

If you have not updated your registration information prior to general voting day, an election

official can process a change of address or registration updates at the voting location. Please

ensure you bring identification. For more information click the ELECTION icon on the District of

Sooke webpage.