October 16, 2017 is Election Day.
Voting will take place from 10am to 8pm at C. Ian McLaren school, located at 402 - 3 Street SW.
C. Ian McLaren is an elementary school, and classes are in session on election day. Please remember that the school is located in a Playground Zone, and that playground zones are in effect in Black Diamond between 7:30am and 9:00pm daily. The speed limit is 30km/hr.
Two (2) advance voting dates have been set for the 2017 Municipal Election.
October 6, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
High Country Lodge 707 Government Road S.
October 12, 2017 from 1:00pm to 8:00pm
Griffiths Centre 122 Government Road S.
Incapacitated Voter at Home ServiceThe Town of Black Diamond is offering a Voter at Home service for eligible voters that qualify for the service. Please visit the Newsflash item to learn more and to access the application forms. All applications must be received by 4:00pm on Wednesday September 27, 2017.
Voter Identification became a requirement for municipal elections at the 2013 General Election. The intent of this is to prove both your identity and your address (place of residence). A list of acceptable forms of identification has been prepared to assist you in coming to the voting station prepared. It is understood that we use post office boxes as our main source of addressing in Black Diamond. Your driver's license will most likely show your mailing address, and that is acceptable, if it shows a Black Diamond box number. If your drivers license shows a mailing address in another town, you will be asked to provide one of the other forms of identification that more clearly proves your residence in Black Diamond.
I've never voted before..... what do I need to do?
- When you enter the voting station, have your identification ready. The election staff will verify your identification and give you a Form 8 Voting Register, which is your oath that you are an eligible voter, to fill out and sign. Then you will be given your ballot(s), initialed by the election workers, and directed to a voting compartment.
- In the privacy of that area (you must go there alone, you cannot take someone to assist you, unless you require physical assistance to complete the voting process....there is a slightly different process to accomplish that) you will then mark your ballot (click the link to see a correctly marked ballot) to indicate the candidate(s) of your choice.
- Be sure to fold your ballots back the way they were presented to you - this is to preserve the confidentiality of your vote, while still allowing the election worker to verify the initials on the ballot.
- Return your folded ballot to the election worker who provided it to you. They need to verify the initials and then you will place your ballot in the ballot box.
UNOFFICIAL election results will be posted to the Town's website following the completion of the ballot count on election day, and released to the media at the same time. Election results are not final until 12:00noon on Friday October 20, 2017.
Return to main 2017 Municipal Election page