Advance Polls opening for 2014 Election

  • Tue Nov 4th, 2014 1:00pm
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Islanders can cast their ballots in local government elections at advance polls being held across Haida Gwaii this Wednesday, Nov. 5.The early polls are an opportunity for those who may not be here to vote on general election day Nov. 15, or who find the advance poll more convenient.Here’s a rundown of where you can vote on Wednesday. All polls are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.:If you live in Masset, you can vote for council members and school trustee at the Masset municipal office on Main Street.If you live on Tow Hill Road, Nadu Road or other rural areas of northern Graham Island, you can vote for school trustee at the Masset municipal office.If you live in Port Clements, you can vote for mayor, council and Gwaii Trust director at the Multi-Purpose Building.If you live in Tlell or rural areas of central Graham Island (from 31850 Highway 16 to 77886 Highway 16) you can vote for Gwaii Trust director at the Tlell fire hall or at the Multi-Purpose Building in Port Clements.If you live in Queen Charlotte or Miller Creek, you can vote for school trustee at the Queen Charlotte municipal office on Oceanview Drive.If you live in Sandspit, you get the most voting opportunities of all. You can vote for regional district director, school trustee, Moresby Island Management Committee members, and Gwaii Trust director, as well as the referendum on a tax levy to go towards the community hall. The poll will be held at the Sandspit community hall.Voters must be at least 18 years old, Canadian citizens and have lived in BC for at least the past six months. They must also have lived in or owned property in the area where they are voting for at least 30 days, and must not be disqualified from voting under the Local Government Act. Voters must have two pieces of ID.