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City of Salmon Arm
Box 40
500 2 Ave. NE
Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N2
Ph: 250.803.4000
Fx: 250.803.4041
Hours: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Civic Elections
Determination of Official Election Results
Declaration of Official Election Results - Mayor
Declaration of Official Election Results - Councillor
Declaration of Official Election Results - School Trustee

Local GovernmentVote

Every citizen has a part to play in the Local Government Election which will be held in November 2014. Local Government Elections are held every three years in accordance with the Local Government Act, which governs local government elections throughout B.C. Qualified electors in the City of Salmon Arm will vote to elect one Mayor, six Councillors, and two School Trustees.

The City of Salmon Arm uses electronic voting machines. Voting for candidates is still done by hand, on paper ballots, but the vote counting is done electronically. Manual counts of each and every vote are no longer required, which means that unofficial results are usually available within an hour of the closure of the polls. New for the 2014 election, Council has approved Mail Ballot Voting.

Election Information
Election information (advertisements, notices, voting and other election related topics, etc.) will be added to the city’s website and will be advertised in the local paper when the election draws closer.

Elector Registration
There is no need to preregister to vote as the registration of all electors for the election will take place at the time of voting. The City of Salmon Arm now conducts its elections using “Voting Day Only Registration” and does not maintain a voters list. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements:
  • You are 18 years of age as of day of the election
  • You are a Canadian citizen
  • You have lived in BC for at least 6 months prior to registering to vote
  • You are a resident of OR registered owner of real property in the City of Salmon Arm for at least 30 days prior to registering to vote

You are not otherwise disqualified by law from voting because you:
  • Have been convicted of an indictable offence for which you are currently in custody
  • Have been found guilty of an election offence
  • Resident Electors will be required to produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one (1) containing a signature) proving both identity and residency

Non-Resident Property Electors
Non-resident property electors will be required to produce two (2) pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) proving identity. Picture identification is not necessary. More information will be made available as the election draws closer.