Sooke Local By-Election held on Saturday, September 28, 2019
to fill one (1) councillor position.

 

Official Election Results – Local By-Election 2019

Declaration of Election by Voting

Candidates for the 2019 By-Election

Declaration of Candidates

Candidate NameNomination Documents
Haldane, HerbI agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Lajeunesse, DanaI agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
McArthur, JeffI agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Pawlivsky-Love, LorraineI agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Pearson, Kevin I agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Rhodes, Mick I agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Robar, KennethI agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for the purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act
Santowski, Britt I agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Schlattner, ChristinaI agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Stewart, Jeff I agree, by clicking this link, that I will not use the information included in the nomination document except for purposes authorized by section 63 of the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.
Contact Information

Contacts:

Carolyn Mushata, Chief Election Officer – cmushata@sooke.ca or 250-642-1607
Patti Rear, Deputy Chief Election Officer – prear@sooke.ca or 250-642-1616
Jennifer Royer-Collard – Assistant Deputy Chief Election Officer – jroyercollard@sooke.ca or 250-642-1620

For inquiries related to campaign finances and advertising:

Elections BC: 1-800-661-8683
Email: electionsbc@elections.bc.ca
Website: http://elections.bc.ca/political-participants/local-elections-campaign-financing/

2019 By-Election Key Dates
July 16Nomination Packages Available
August 13 to August 23Nomination Period
September 18 and 25Advance Voting Opportunities
September 28General Voting Day
September 30Declaration of official results
Candidate Information

Candidate Nomination Package Fillable Forms

The following is information provided by the Government of British Columbia, Local Government Branch:

General Local Elections are the most direct way for the public to influence their local government by determining the individuals who then make decisions and govern on their behalf following general voting day.

During the election process, candidates generally outline their platforms and objectives if they were to be elected.  By choosing the candidates with the ideals and qualities that are most acceptable to the electors, citizens can directly influence the nature of the community where they reside or own property.

There are several documents and guides available to help provide information and answer your questions:

Candidate Eligibility

To be eligible to run for local government office in a general local election or a by-election, a person must have been a resident of B.C. at least six month before filing their nomination documents.  They do not have to live or own property in the area where they are running for office.

In addition, a person must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older on general voting day
  • Be a Canadian citizen
  • Not be disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

Campaign Financing

Elections BC helps local election candidates and their financial agents understand the rules under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act.  For more information about the rules, read the Guide to Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C.

There are new campaign financing rules for candidates as of the 2018 General Local Elections.  The new rules are summarized in this Elections BC Bulletin.

Please note candidates are also required to file financial disclosure statements when they file nomination packages, annually while in office and upon leaving elected office.

Voter Information

Eligibility

In order to vote as a resident elector you must:

  • be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration or on general voting day; and
  • be a Canadian citizen; and
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months, immediately before the day of registration; and
  • have been a resident of the District of Sooke for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not be disqualified under this or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

In order to vote as a non-resident property elector you must:

  • not be entitled to register as a resident elector in the District of Sooke; and
  • be 18 years of age or older on the day of registration or on general voting day; and
  • be a Canadian citizen; and
  • have been a resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months, immediately before the day of registration; and
  • have been a registered owner of real property in the District of Sooke for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not be disqualified under this or any other enactment from voting in an election or be otherwise disqualified by law.

For more information, please see the Voter’s Guide to Local Elections in B.C.

Are You on the Voter’s List

The District of Sooke uses the Province of B.C. Voter’s List as its List of Electors. To confirm you are on the Provincial Voters’ List for the District of Sooke, please contact Elections BC by phone at 1.800.661.8683.  You can also check to see if you are registered to vote by visiting the Elections BC Online Voter Registration website.

If you are not on the Voter’s List, you can register at the above site online or update your information.  You can also register as an elector at the time of voting in the District of Sooke election.  For non-resident property electors, please contact the Chief Election Officer to register.

To register to vote as a resident elector at the time of voting you will need two of the following identification documents showing residency and identity, and one must contain a signature:

  • BC Driver’s Licence*
  • BC Identification Card
  • BC Services Card*
  • ICBC Registration
  • Citizenship Card
  • Social Insurance Number (SIN)
  • tax notice
  • credit card or debit card
  • utility bill

*If you have a combined BC Driver’s Licence and Service Card, it counts as only one piece of identification.

To register as a non-resident property elector at the time of voting you will need proof of property ownership and identification:

  • property tax notice/certificate
  • property assessment notice from BC Assessment
  • State of Title Certificate
  • Title Search
  • Certificate of Indefeasible Title
  • if applicable, written consent of a majority of the registered owners on title
  • two pieces of identification as listed above for resident electors
Where to Vote

General Voting Day  will take place at Edward Milne Secondary School, 6218 Sooke Road on

  • Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Advance Voting  will take place at the Sooke Council Chambers, 2205 Otter Point Road as follows:

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

The next General Local Election for mayor, councillors and school trustees
will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022. 

Determination of Official Election Results

Local government elections in British Columbia are held every 4 years.  In Sooke, these include the election of a Mayor and six Councillors to the District of Sooke Council.  Elections are conducted in accordance with the rules and regulations set out in the Local Government Act, the Community Charter, and the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA).  The election of School Trustees is conducted by the Sooke School District.

See General Local Elections 101 for answers to basic questions about local elections in BC.