Do you own a property in Central Saanich but live outside the municipality?
Voting as a 'Non-Resident Property Elector'
We will use the Provincial List of Electors as our list of registered voters. To register please visit Elections BC. You can also check that you are registered here.
In order to vote as a non-resident property elector you must satisfy the following criteria:
- must not be entitled to register as a resident elector of the municipality;
- must be 18 years of age or older;
- must be a Canadian citizen;
- must have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months immediately before the day of registration;
- must be a registered owner of real property in the municipality for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
- the only persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, are individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust;
- must not be disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.
Proof of property ownership
You must also produce documentation evidencing proof of property ownership and written consent of other property owners (if any).
Evidence of ownership shall be any of the following;
- state of title certificate;
- registered agreement for sale;
- property tax notice (last); or
- property assessment notice (last)
Written consent is required (a majority of the property owners) if there is more than one owner confirming they are entitled to register the jointly owned property; the person voting must also sign the consent form.
If there is more than one registered owner of real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, only one of those individuals may register as a non-resident property elector.
Answers to common questions
- No elector may vote more than once regardless of the number of properties owned;
- If an elector is a resident of the municipality and owns additional property in the municipality, they must vote as a resident elector;
- It is not necessary to be a property owner to register and vote as a Resident elector;
- There is no restriction to the number of Resident electors entitled to register and vote per household;
- Corporations or businesses are not entitled to register and vote.