Media release: key dates and voter eligibility
28 Sep 2022
The 2022 General Local Election and Active Living Centre Referendum are happening on Saturday, October 15. Eligible voters in Vernon will elect one (1) Mayor and six (6) City Councillors.
Voters in Vernon will also be asked the following question as part of the Active Living Centre Referendum:
"Are you in favour of "Active Living Centre Loan Authorization Bylaw 5908" which would authorize the Corporation of the City of Vernon to borrow up to $121 million dollars, with interest, over a period not exceeding 30 years in order to finance the construction of an Active Living Centre to be located at 3501 43rd Avenue?"
Voting in Vernon is open to residents of all types, including property owners and those who rent.
To confirm, you can vote in Vernon if you can show proof of residency within the City of Vernon and if you can meet all of the following criteria. You are:
- 18 years of age or older on the day of voting;
- a Canadian citizen;
- a resident of British Columbia for at least six months prior to voting day (April 14, 2022);
- Are not disqualified under the Local Government Act, or any other enactment, or by law from voting in a local election.
- Voter registration is done at the time of voting.
Non-residents may be eligible to vote if they meet all the criteria above and if they are a registered owner of real property within the City of Vernon for at least 30 days immediately before voting day (September 14, 2022). Learn more about voter eligibility and how to vote by visiting www.vernon.ca/elections.
Advance Voting Days
- October 5, 2022 Schubert Centre, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- October 12, 2022 Vernon Council Chambers, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- October 13, 2022 Vernon Council Chambers, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
General Voting Day
- October 15, 2022
- Recreation Centre Auditorium, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Fulton Secondary School, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Vernon Secondary School, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Information and updates about the 2022 General Local Election are available at www.vernon.ca/elections, shared on the City of Vernon’s social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), and published in the Vernon Morning Star.
Information regarding the proposed Active Living Centre, what’s included in the facility, the impact for taxpayers, conceptual drawings and more is available at www.engagevernon.ca/activelivingcentre.
If you have any questions regarding the Active Living Centre project, please visit the webpage above or email Doug Ross, Director, Recreation Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.