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Nomination Period Set for McBride

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 @ 5:56 AM

voteMcBride, B.C.-  The race is on in McBride,  as the  community  moves towards a  by-election to find three new Councillors.The  by-election has been officially set for Saturday,  March 4th.   Candidates can file their nomination papers and declaration papers   between 9 a.m. January 17th  and  4 p.m. on Friday the 27th .

There are a number of ways to file the required documents:

  • by  hand mail or other delivery service to the Chief Elections Officer  at the Regional District Office  on George Street,
  • In person  ( by appointment only ) to the  Deputy Chief elections Officers at the village of McBride
  • By fax or email  to the  Chief Elections officer  (fax # is  250-563-7520,   email is kjensen@rdffg.bc.ca)   .  In the case of faxed or emailed  documents, the originals must be received by the Chief Election Officer by  5 pm  Friday Feb. 3.

The by-election  was called in order to fill the posts left vacant when three councillors resigned, leaving just  Mayor Loranne Martin and Councillor Rick Thompson to carry on  with village business.  However,   with only two,  that left   McBride Council with no  quorum,  so the Province has  given the pair  special permission to  constitute a  quorum.   The Province also appointed an advisor to the village  to  assist in  maintaining stability.


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