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Preparations begin for voters and those seeking office

Along with all BC municipalities, the District of Oak Bay will be holding a General Local Election on Saturday, Nov. 15 for the offices of Mayor (one to be elected) and Municipal Councillors (six to be elected).

Nomination packages will be received by the Chief Election Officer between 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30,and 4 p. m. Friday, Oct. 10,  (excluding statutory holidays and weekends) at the Municipal Hall.

The municipality provides a number of voting opportunities for its residents.

Advance voting takes place on  Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the Oak Bay Municipal Hall between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

There will also be advance voting  on Wednesday, Nove. 12 at the Oak Bay Municipal Hall between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

General Voting Day is on  Saturday, Nov. 15 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

The district of Oak Bay provides polling stations at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill Cross Road; Monterey Centre, 1422 Monterey Avenue and Monterey School, 851 Monterey Avenue.

In order to vote, an individual must first be registered as an elector.  Unless already on the List of Registered Electors, the individual must be an eligible elector of the District of Oak Bay and provide two pieces of identification (at least one with the elector’s signature and at least one with the residential address).

You may run for municipal office if you are a Canadian citizen; are at least 18 years old on general voting day, Saturday, November 15, 2014; have lived in BC for at least six months (May 13, 2014) immediately before general voting day; and, have not been disqualified by the Local Government Act or other any enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or otherwise disqualified by law.

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