Who Can Vote?

You can vote in the District of West Vancouver or School Trustee election if you are:

  • a resident of the District or the School District #45 (“resident elector”) or,
  • own property in the District even if you don’t reside there (“non-resident property elector”).
Resident electors

To qualify as a resident elector you must be:

  • age 18 or older on the day of registration or on general voting day for the election;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months immediately before the day of registration
  • a resident of the District of West Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • not disqualified from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.
Non-resident property electors

To qualify as a non-resident elector you must be:

  • age 18 or older on the day of registration, or on general voting day for the election;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration;
  • a registered owner of real property in the District of West Vancouver for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration;
  • persons who are registered owners of the real property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common; and
  • not disqualified from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.

A person may register as a non-resident property elector only in relation to one parcel of real property in a municipality or electoral area.

Requirements to vote for school trustees

The requirements for electors voting for School Trustees are the same as those for resident and non-resident property electors above, except that

  • the elector must be a resident or the registered owner of real property in School District 45 for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration.  
  • The boundaries of School District 45 include Bowen Island, Lions Bay and part of GVRD Electoral Area A (which includes part of the Gambier Island Local Area Trust).

School District Boundaries