Princeton Aquatic Centre Voting

There will be a public vote on whether or not property owners in Area H want to borrow $6 million dollars which will be put towards building a $9 million dollar aquatic centre in the Town of Princeton. This will result in a property tax increase of up to $360.79 per parcel. The source of the remaining $3 million dollars is not yet determined but will likely also impact the finances of the area.

It is important that Coalmontians get out to vote for this as failure to do so could have serious consequences. Your vote counts! Here is what you need to know:

General Voting will be held on:

Saturday, September 24, 2011, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

Riverside Centre
148 Old Hedley Road, Princeton, BC

Tulameen Fire Hall
131 – 1st Street, Tulameen, BC

Advance Voting oppotunities will be held on:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Riverside Centre
148 Old Hedley Road, Princeton, BC

Mail-in Ballot:

Regional District voters are eligible to vote using a mail-in ballot if they:

a) Have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote at another voting opportunity
b) If voters expect to be absent from the Regional District on voting day and at the times of all advance voting opportunities
c) Voters who reside in East Gate Manning Park of Electoral Area H are eligible to use mail-in ballot, without meeting the above two requirements, as it is remote from the voting places.

Before 4:00 pm September 22, 2011 eligible electors must submit the following information to the Regional District office by mail, telephone, fax or email (info@rdos.bc.ca):

a) Full name
b) Residential address
c) Address of the property in relation to which they are voting (for non-resident electors),
d) Method of delivery of the mail-in ballot package:
1. Pick up at Regional District office, OR
2. Regular lettermail through Canada Post to residential address, OR
3. Regular lettermail through Canada Post to an alternate address provided when requesting the ballot package
e) Electors must indicate whether they will be voting as a resident or non-resident property elector.

From on or about September 7, 2011 until 4:00 pm, September 22, 2011, mail-in ballot packages will be sent to electors who have submitted a request with the required information as noted above.

Mail-in packages must be received by the Chief Election Officer by the close of the polling station(s) September 24, 2011 – 8:00 pm

All electors will be required to produce two pieces of identification that TOGETHER prove who they are and where they live. One of the pieces of identification MUST have a signature on it.

For further information on the bylaws or the voting process, please call either at (250) 492-0237:
Cathy Cowan, Chief Election Officer
Diane Vaykovich, Deputy Chief Election Officer

The above information is from the RDOS other voting page. General facts regarding the Princeton Aquatic Centre can be found at www.PrincetonAquaticCentre.com

One thought on “Princeton Aquatic Centre Voting”

  1. I asked the Tulameen Community Club for confirmation of the voting location for the referendum as I found it strange that it would be at the Fire Hall. They confirmed that it is indeed at the Fire Hall although they were unsure why this location was chosen as the Tulameen Community Hall is available and that is where votes are normally held.

    One person brought up an interesting comment of what would happen if there was a fire somewhere and the Fire Department was needed. Since the Fire Hall is small, it could cause some problems to dispatch help when people are milling around to vote.

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