Do I need identification to vote?

Yes. Resident Electors must produce two (2) valid pieces of identification in order to prove both identity and residency in the City of Williams Lake, one of which must have a signature. Valid ID include: -BC Driver’s License -Williams Lake Tax Notice -ICBC Vehicle Insurance Documents -Social Insurance Card -BC Identification Card -Credit Card -BC CareCard or Gold CareCard -Utility Bill -Citizenship Card.  Non-Resident Electors must produce two (2) valid pieces of identification in order to prove identity, one of which must have a signature, as well as proof of ownership of property in the City of Williams Lake. If there are other owners of the property in question, you must also have written consent from the majority of all the owners stating that you are the one owner who is designated as the Non-Resident (Property) Elector for that property. Non-resident property electors can vote only once, regardless of the number of properties they own. ***Property registered in company/corporation names do not qualify under the Local Government Act to vote in this municipal election.

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1. When is the next election?
2. Where and when can I vote?
3. Do I qualify to vote?
4. Can I still vote if I do not live in the City of Williams Lake boundaries?
5. When will we know who is running for Mayor and Councillors?
6. Is my name on the current list of electors?
7. Can I register to vote on election day?
8. Do I need identification to vote?
9. Do you offer curbside voting for persons with disabilities?
10. Can I vote if I am out of town in October?
11. Are mail-in ballots permitted?
12. Do I have to vote for all six (6) Councillor positions on the ballot?
13. Am I qualified to run for office?
14. Do I have to live in the City of Williams Lake to run for office?
15. How to I get nominated?
16. How many nominators do I need to run for office?
17. Where do I get nomination papers and when is the period for filing them?
18. What are the rules for campaign signs?
19. Where can I find information on campaign financing, elector organizations and third party sponsors?
20. Where can I find information on financial disclosure requirements?
21. What is an Elector Organization?
22. What is a Campaign Organizer?
23. Does the public have access to candidates’ nomination documents?
24. What was the voter turnout for past municipal elections in Williams Lake?
25. Who can I contact if I have questions?