Voter Information

Learn how to register to vote

NEW WESTMINSTER RESIDENTS

 

 

The City of New Westminster uses the Provincial Voter's list from Elections BC.

Visit the Elections BC website to:

Register by August 22, 2022 to make sure you are on the voter's list!

If you are not on the list after this date, you can still register at an advance voting opportunity, or on General Voting Day (October 15)

List of Registered electors

Beginning August 30, 2022 until the close of general voting for the election on October 15, 2022, a copy of the list of registered electors will be available for public inspection, at Legislation Services located in New Westminster City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. Before inspecting the list, a person must sign a statement that they will not inspect the list or use the information included in the list except for the purposes of Part 3 – Electors and Elections of the Local Government Act.

An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors.

NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY ELECTORS

If you own property in New Westminster or are the registered owner of a property by September 14, 2022, you may be eligible to vote. 

To qualify as a Non-Resident Property Elector (NRPE), you must be:

  • 18 years of age older on general voting day for the election; and
  • a Canadian citizen; and
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and
  • NOT a resident of New Westminster;
  • a registered owner of real property in New Westminster for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and
  • registered owners of the property, either as joint tenants or tenants in common, and individuals who are not holding the property in trust for a corporation or another trust; and
  • not entitled to register as a resident elector; and
  • not disqualified under the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election or assent voting and not otherwise disqualified by law; and
  • 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.

To register as an NRPE, please read and fill out the forms in the package linked below:

Remember to include proof that you own the property, such as a copy of a land title certificate, or property tax or assessment notice.