2019 By-election: Hornby Island Local Trust Area
Candidates for Hornby Island Trustee
George Buvyer - Nomination Papers
Grant Scott - Nomination Papers
Like other communities in British Columbia, island communities elect their Islands Trust representatives (Local Trustees) every four years, following procedures laid out by the province in the Local Government Act. The last General Local Election in British Columbia was in October 2018. The Local Trustees elected at that time began their term of office in November 2018 and will complete it in early November 2022. The next General Local Election in BC will take place in October 2022.
If a vacancy occurs during the term, the Islands Trust conducts by-elections to fill the vacant Local Trustee position for the remainder of the term.
Vacancy for Local Trustee Position -- Hornby Island Local Trust Area
In October 2018, a vacancy occurred for one Local Trustee position in the Hornby Island Local Trust Area. The Islands Trust is now preparing to hold a by-election to fill this vacant position until the current term ends in November 2022.
In December 2018, the Islands Trust Council appointed Peter Crawford as its Chief Election Officer for the administration of the by-election for the Hornby Island Local Trustee position.
The Chief Election Officer has set Saturday, March 2, 2019 as Voting Day, provided electors nominate more than one qualified candidate for the by-election. There will also be advance voting opportunities on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and Thursday, February 28, 2019.
The nomination period for the by-election will open on January 15, 2019 and close on January 25, 2019.
Here are the important dates related to the by-election, as determined by the Local Government Act:
|January 15, 2019
||Nomination period begins at 9:00 a.m
|January 25, 2019
||Nomination period ends at 4:00 p.m.
|January 28, 2019
||4:00 p.m. – deadline for nominations if there is an extension due to insufficient candidates
|January 29, 2019
||4:00 p.m. – deadline for challenge of nominations
|February 1, 2019
||4:00 p.m. – deadline for withdrawal of candidates
|February 4, 2019
||4:00 p.m. – declaration of election by voting or of candidate elected by acclamation
|February 20 & 28, 2019
||Advance voting opportunities
|March 2, 2019
Notice of Nomination and Information for Candidates
The formal Notice of Nomination will be published in local newspapers that circulate in the Hornby Island Local Trust Area between December 20, 2018 and January 3, 2019.
Nominations must be made on the forms provided by the Chief Election Officer in the Nomination Package. Candidates must also fill out and submit the Financial Disclosure form provided in the Nomination Package. Additional information for candidates is also available on this page.
Notice of By-election
The formal Notice of By-election will be published in local newspapers between February 5 and 14, 2019. The Notice contains information on the candidates, voting places and times, elector registration and mail ballot voting
For more information about the 2019 Islands Trust by-election, contact:
Deputy Election Officer
Peter Crawford, Chief Election Officer
Phone: (250) 339-4404