- Declaration of Official Election Results
- Link to 2022 Preliminary Election Results
- Notice of Election
- All Candidate Meetings
- Declaration of Election by Voting
- Notice of Advance Voting
- Declaration of Candidates
- Non-Resident Property Elector Consent Form
- Notice of Availability of List of Registered Electors - Available Aug 30/2022
- Information about Mail Ballot Voting
Candidates for the Office of Mayor (One (1) to be elected):
- Barb Desjardins
- Sonya Gracey
Candidates for the Office of Councillor (Six (6) to be elected):
- Ken Armour
- Andrea Boardman
- Duncan Cavens
- Jacob Helliwell
- Tim Morrison
- Chris Munkacsi
- Darlene Rotchford
Candidates for School District 61 Trustees:
Information on candidates for the School District 61 Trustee Election may be obtained online from School District 61.
Voting in the Election
Who can vote?
You are qualified to vote as a “Resident Elector” in the Township of Esquimalt if you meet the following criteria:
- You are 18 years of age or older on or before general voting day;
- You are a Canadian citizen;
- You have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to the day of registration;
- You are a resident of the Township of Esquimalt on the day of registration; and
- You are not disqualified from voting by any statute or law.
You are qualified to register as a “Non-Resident Property Elector” in the Township of Esquimalt if you meet the following criteria:
- You are an individual who is, or who will be on general voting day, 18 years of age or older;
- You are a Canadian citizen;
- You are a resident of BC for at least six months immediately before the day of registration;
- You are a registered owner of real property in the Township of Esquimalt for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
- You are not eligible to vote as a resident elector in the Township of Esquimalt.
Note: You must only register in relation to one piece of property. If more than one person owns the property, only one owner may register and that person must have the written consent of a majority of the other owners (original signatures required).
I am a non-resident property elector. What documents should I bring with me to the voting place?
If you own real property in Esquimalt, and you do not live in the municipality, you may be eligible to vote as a non-resident property elector. To vote, you must provide two pieces of identification that prove your identity and residence, and you will need to demonstrate proof of ownership. To do so, we ask that you bring documentation such as a copy of your property tax notice, a copy of your most recent assessment, or a copy of your land title certificate.
If your property is co-owned with one or more other people, you must obtain written consent from the majority of other owners before you can vote, and you must bring that consent with you to the voting place. The legislation requires that original signaures be provided which means that faxes, scans, emails, photos, or other reproductions are not acceptable. Only one person can vote in relation to a given property.
Please note that companies and corporations are not eligible to vote.
How can I register to vote?
The Township of Esquimalt uses the Provincial Voters List provided through Elections BC.
If you are not already on the Provincial Voters List you may register on the advanced voting or general voting day if you meet elector qualifications. Please bring two pieces of ID that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence. At least one piece of ID must contain your signature.
Where can I vote?
Two Advance Voting opportunities will be held in the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser St, Esquimalt., from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., on Wednesday October 5, and Wednesday October 12, 2022.
These are the only advance polls conducted by the municipality, and there are no mobile polls.
General Voting Day will take place at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street, on Saturday October 15, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
The deadline for voting by mail ballot has now passed. All qualified electors can vote on General Voting Day, Saturday October 15, 2022, at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, 527 Fraser Street from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Do I need identification to vote?
If you are on the Provincial Voters List, no ID is required. If you are not on the voters list, you can register at the time of voting, and you will need to show at least two pieces of ID that provide evidence of your identity and place of residence. At least one piece of ID must contain your signature. Acceptable forms of ID can be found on the Elections BC website.
If your ID does not prove your place of residence, you will be asked to swear a solemn declaration to prove where you live before receiving a ballot.
What measures are in place to assist voters with physical disabilities?
Please see the Accessibility page under 2022 Election on our website for this information.
If you have further questions, please email [email protected].