Qualified electors may vote by mail if they:

  • have a physical disability, illness or injury that affects their ability to vote, OR,

  • expect to be absent from the Village of Alert Bay on General Voting Day (Saturday, October 20, 2018) and at the Advance Voting Opportunity (Wednesday, October 10, 2018).


Applications may be obtained either in person from the Village Office, by email at or by downloading the Application to Vote By Mail form.

Applications may be submitted: in person, by mail (Bag Service 2800, Alert Bay, BC, V0N 1A0), by fax to 250‑974-5470 or scanned and emailed to On receipt of a complete application, your name will be added to the list for mail ballot packages.  A mail ballot package will be mailed to you as soon as possible after September 28, 2018.

If you are applying for a mail ballot package after September 28, 2018, please contact the Chief Election Officer at 250-802-9462 as special arrangements may be necessary due to time constraints.  Applications will not be accepted after 12:00 pm on October 9, 2018.


To vote by mail a person must meet all voting requirements for voting in a municipal election as a resident elector or as a non-resident property elector as of the date the mail ballot is completed and posted.

You must:

  • be on the List of Registered Electors in order to vote by mail or

  • apply to register to vote in conjunction with submission of the mail ballot, in which case you must complete the necessary registration application that is part of the mail ballot package.


It is your responsibility to post the mail ballot addressed to the Chief Election Officer in sufficient time for delivery to the Village of Alert Bay Office by 4:30 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018.


As provided in the Local Government Act, a mail ballot must be hand delivered to the Presiding Election Official before the close of voting on General Voting Day (Saturday, October 20, 2018) at the Community Hall (185 Cedar Street) in order to be counted for the election. 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on these matters and the 2018 General Local Election, please visit the Elections 2018 page, or contact the Chief Election Officer, Karla Duarte, at 250-802-9462 or the Deputy Chief Election Officer, Lyn Hawley at 250-974-5213 or email