Vote By Mail

To be eligible to vote by mail, a person must meet all voting requirements for voting in a local election (see our Voter Eligibility page for more information).

Applications for mail in voting may be obtained either in person from the Legislative Services Department at 455 Wallace Street, by email at or by downloading the Application to Vote by Mail form.

Applications may be submitted: 

  • in person to the Legislative Services Department (455 Wallace Street)
  • by mail (Legislative Services Department, 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5J6)
  • by fax to 250-755-4435
  • by scanning and emailing to 

Upon receipt of a completed application, your name will be added to the list for mail ballot packages. Mail ballot packages will be mailed as soon as possible after September 23, 2022.

If you are applying for a mail ballot package after Monday, October 3, 2022, please contact Legislative Services at 250-755-4405 as special arrangements may be necessary due to time constraints. Applications will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

As provided in the Local Government Act, a mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer before the close of voting (8:00 p.m.) on General Voting Day (Saturday, October 15, 2022) in order to be counted for the election. It is your responsibility to post the mail ballot in sufficient time for delivery to the Legislative Services Department at City Hall by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022. 
Arrange for the mail ballot to be hand delivered to the Presiding Election Official at the City of Nanaimo Service and Resource Centre, Voting Place, 411 Dunsmuir Street, Nanaimo, BC between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022.

Application forms must be signed by the elector and witnessed.  Legislative Services cannot accept a typewritten signature on the application to vote by mail.  


Last updated: August 30, 2022

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