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Use the search utility below to see if you are on the Registered Voters List for the City of Nanaimo.

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Elector Registration

If you are not on the list of electors, you may register in advance at the Legislative Services Department, 455 Wallace Street, starting Tuesday, May 23, 2017, until 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2017, by completing the required application form available in Legislative Services.

After June 6th you can register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications:

Resident Electors:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day; and,
  • a Canadian citizen; and,
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and,
  • a resident of the City of Nanaimo for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and,
  • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

In order to register, resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

Non-Resident Property Electors:

  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day; and,
  • a Canadian citizen; and,
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and,
  • a registered owner of real property in the City of Nanaimo for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and,
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector in the City of Nanaimo; and,
  • not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.
  • if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector

NOTE: No corporation is entitled to be registered as an elector or have a representative registered as an elector and no corporation is entitled to vote.

In order to register, non-resident electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if there is more than one owner, written consent from the majority of property owners.

Note: Non-resident property electors no longer need a Property Elector Certificate to vote.

This is not an official election notice. Any inconsistency with the Local Government Act is unintentional and for accuracy, reference should be made to that Act.

Watch for official election notices and additional information in the local newspapers and on this website.

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